1). Alabama Crimson Tide- They are in even if they lose the SEC Title game.

2). Ohio State Buckeyes- It was not pretty, but a win is a win. The Buckeyes need to get the passing game going to have a shot at the playoffs.

3). Clemson Tigers- Dominated the Gamecocks the way they were supposed to. Win the ACC Championship game and they should get in.

4). Washington Huskies- A dominating win at Washington Sate puts them into position to make the final four with a win over Colorado.

5). Michigan Wolverines- Outplayed Ohio State for most of the match. Lost because they did not take care of the football, have nobody to blame but themselves.

6). Penn State Nittany Lions- Rank ahead of Wisconsin because of their win against Ohio State.

7). Wisconsin Badgers- Struggled with Minnesota, but have a shot if they win the Big Ten championship game.

8). Oklahoma Sooners-  A big matchup with Oklahoma State next week.

9). Colorado Buffaloes- Pac 12 Title game against Washington gives them an opportunity to prove themselves.

10). USC Trojans- The Trojans are playing like a final four team, but will probably not get a chance to prove it.

11). Western Michigan Broncos- Easily dispatched a goodToledo team.

12). Oklahoma State Cowboys- Bye, next up Oklahoma.

13). Florida State Seminoles- A nice win against Florida.

14). West Virginia Mountaineers- Good win for the Mountaineers, should get good bowl game for having a very good season.

15). Florida Gators- Tough loss to the Seminoles and Alabama is next.

16). Navy Midshipmen- Over 60 points scored in their last two games.

17). Stanford Cardinal- Playing well again and McCaffery is the reason.

18). Auburn Tigers- Got dismanteld by Bama.

19). Louisville Cardinals- Lost to Kentucky, the season has turned into a nightmare.

20). LSU Tigers- Finally looking like they were supposed to all season.

21). Virginia Tech Hokies- You never know which Hokie team will show up.

22). Houston Cougars- Lost to Memphis and then lost their coach.

23). Iowa Hawkeyes- Have finished the season strong, in a tough conference.

24). Boise State Broncos- Another tough loss has ended all hopes of a New Years bowl game.

25). Washington State Huskies- A decisive loss at home to Washington.