The picture continues to get clearer and clearer as we progress through the college football season, but for some teams it is as murky as ever. The Pac-12 conference now appears to be out of the CFP discussion now that every team has suffered at least two losses, but many other conferences are still in the race. A reminder that the polls will continue to come out every Tuesday night on ESPN leading up to the reveal of which four teams are headed to the CFP on December 31st. Without further ado, let's take a look at the rankings.
1. Clemson -- the Tigers are showing no signs of slowing down after another strong Saturday and another victory
2. Alabama -- an argument could be made for the Crimson Tide to be the top team on this list as they continue to roll
3. Oklahoma -- the Sooners have another big test remaining against Oklahoma State, but they've finally cracked the top four
4. Iowa -- the Hawkeyes finally broke into the top four teams after beating Purdue to remain undefeated at 11-0
"First Four Out"
5. Michigan State -- the Spartans beat the Buckeyes in Columbus but will have to run the table to make the top four
6. Notre Dame -- the Fighting Irish's schedule is hurting them; beating Boston College didn't help them in the rankings
7. Baylor -- the Bears are sneaking their way back up the rankings and have an outside shot of making the CFP
8. Ohio State -- from undefeated on another title run to a one-loss team that everyone is jumping ship from, the Buckeyes are on the downward trend and barely made the top eight
The Rest of the Pack
|11. Oklahoma State||10-1|
|13. Florida State||9-2|
|14. North Carolina||10-1|
|18. Ole Miss||8-3|
|20. Washington State||8-3|
|21. Mississippi State||8-3|
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