Michigan State and Baylor make big leaps in the college football Power Rankings after their critical Week 12 wins.
And then there were two. Two weeks left (or just one for Notre Dame and most of the Big 12) for teams to make their final auditions for the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Ohio State was already out of my top four, but their defeat still created a shakeup in my playoff picks. With two of my top four currently in line to play on Championship Saturday, there’s bound to be some more changes, too. Playoff berths are within reach, so the stakes are only getting higher.
Next week: Saturday at South Carolina
Next five: Utah, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Memphis, Pittsburgh
Dropped out: Utah, Wisconsin, USC, Memphis