The second week of rankings by the College Football Playoff Committee was unchanged from week one. With the Spartans surging to No. 12 and the Buckeyes falling to 13th, it's a decent bet Saturday's victor will reach the Big Ten championship game ranked in the committee's top 10. "This is the most significant Saturday of the season". No. 1 Alabama faces No. 18 Mississippi State (7 p.m.). 4-Seed Ohio State knocked off 1-Seed Alabama then 2-Seed Oregon to win the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship.
The Hurricanes are undefeated and have a chance to take home the ACC title if they win out, but Notre Dame has only a one-point loss to the No. 1 ranked team in the country so that it will be a tough game. They play at the same time, so have the remote ready.
Although they are unbeaten, the Badgers are sitting in eighth and need quite a bit of help to feel secure about their spot in the top four. It'll be interesting to see how things play out and what the CFP rankings look like next week. It would also help if nobody among Oklahoma, TCU, Miami and Wisconsin won their conference championship.
Auburn might be the most popular team in America the next two weeks, but are the Tigers more than spoilers?
Auburn (7-2): Yes, Auburn can still make the playoff with two losses. Which four teams do you think ultimately rise to the top?