Oklahoma springs into the top 10 in CFB Power Rankings after Week 11

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Tuesday November 17th, 2015

With four of the top 11 teams in last week’s Power Rankings falling Saturday, Week 11 was a good shakedown week. At this point, it feels safe to say the playoff field will comprise some group of about 10 teams, barring a massive pileup over the remaining weeks of the season.

I’d include each of the top nine teams in this week’s Power Rankings in that group, plus North Carolina if the Tar Heels were to stun Clemson in the ACC title game and get a little help from some upsets. The field is definitely narrowing, but we’ve got three more weeks to turn 10 teams into four.

Latest CFP rankings: Top four remains same, Oklahoma St. up to No. 6

1
1Clemson Tigers
last week: 1
record: 10–0

Last week: Beat Syracuse 37-27
Next week: Saturday vs. Wake Forest

2
2Alabama Crimson Tide
last week: 2
record: 9–1

Last week: Beat Mississippi State 31-6
Next week: Saturday vs. Charleston Southern

3
3Notre Dame Fighting Irish
last week: 4
record: 9–1


Last week: Beat Wake Forest 28-7
Next week: Saturday vs. Boston College

4
4Iowa Hawkeyes
last week: 5
record: 10–0

Last week: Beat Minnesota 40-35
Next week: Saturday vs. Purdue

5
5Oklahoma State Cowboys
last week: 6
record: 10–0
6
6Ohio State Buckeyes
last week: 8
record: 10–0

Last week: Beat Illinois 28-3
Next week: Saturday vs. Michigan State

7
7Florida Gators
last week: 9
record: 9–1

Last week: Beat South Carolina 24-14
Next week: Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic

8
8Oklahoma Sooners
last week: 15
record: 9–1

Last week: Beat Baylor 44-34
Next week: Saturday vs. TCU

9
9Michigan State Spartans
last week: 13
record: 9–1

Last week: Beat Maryland 24-7
Next week: Saturday at Ohio State

10
10Baylor Bears
last week: 3
record: 8–1
11
11TCU Horned Frogs
last week: 12
record: 9–1

Last week: Beat Kansas 23-17
Next week: Saturday at Oklahoma

12
12Michigan Wolverines
last week: 14
record: 8–2

Last week: Beat Indiana 48-41 in double OT
Next week: Saturday at Penn State

13
13North Carolina Tar Heels
last week: 16
record: 9–1

Last week: Beat Miami 59-21
Next week: Saturday at Virginia Tech

14
14Houston Cougars
last week: 17
record: 10–0

Last week: Beat Memphis 35-34
Next week: Saturday at UConn

15
15Stanford Cardinal
last week: 10
record: 8–2
16
16LSU Tigers
last week: 7
record: 7–2

Last week: Lost to Arkansas 31-14
Next week: Saturday at Ole Miss

17
17Utah Utes
last week: 11
record: 8–2

Last week: Lost to Arizona 37-30 in double OT 
Next week: Saturday vs. UCLA

18
18Northwestern Wildcats
last week: 18
record: 8–2

Last week: Beat Purdue 21-14
Next week: Saturday at Wisconsin

19
19Navy Midshipmen
last week: 20
record: 8–1

Last week: Beat SMU 55-14
Next week: Saturday at Tulsa

20
20Wisconsin Badgers
last week: 21
record: 8–2
21
21Florida State Seminoles
last week: 24
record: 8–2

Last week: Beat NC State 34-17
Next week: Saturday vs. Chattanooga

22
22Toledo Rockets
last week: 25
record: 8–1

Last week: Beat Central Michigan 28-23
Next week: Tuesday at Bowling Green

23
23Oregon Ducks
last week: NR
record: 7–3

Last week: Beat Stanford 38-36
Next week: Saturday vs. USC

24
24USC Trojans
last week: NR
record: 7–3

Last week: Beat Colorado 27-24
Next week: Saturday at Oregon

25
25Memphis Tigers
last week: 22
record: 8–2

Last week: Lost to Houston 35-34
Next week: Saturday at Temple

Dropped out: Temple, Mississippi State
Next five: Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Temple, Washington State

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