It's hard to stay on top for a full season, and even though Mississippi State has yet to lose, the Bulldogs' shaky play against Arkansas cost them their No. 1 spot in our college Football Power Rankings. Who's the new No. 1?

By Martin Rickman
November 04, 2014

With the College Football Playoff selection committee releasing its first official rankings last Tuesday, we've entered some sort of insane version of the NCAA tournament in a lot of ways. Teams are jockeying for position, and in this six-week stretch, contenders are going to be knocked off while others rise above.

There’s no “One Shining Moment,” but with how often we're hearing Pharrell’s “Come Get It Bae," that Fall Out Boy song and that Matt and Kim song from the Buick commercial, there’s still an official soundtrack. It’s why you’re humming those to yourself in the middle of the week. You can’t escape college football. It’s like some sort of Star Wars Force held together by pigskin and fight songs.

College football is an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us. It penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together. Or something like that.

Here are the Power Rankings for Week 11:

• ELLIS: Bowl Projections: Who's headed to playoff, all other bowls?

Next five: Missouri, USC, West Virginia, Boise State, Those little hand warmer things

• BECHT: Playoff Bubble Watch: Who's in, out of the playoff for now?

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