The rankings that ultimately trump the AP & Coaches Poll debut on Tuesday after the committee decides which programs make the initial cut. However, the month of November plays hosts to more than a handful of top match ups with results shifting the landscape drastically. How will it all shake out before the final four take a stand? We'll have to wait and see. Until then, here are the current rankings.
|1||Ohio State (39)||Ohio State (48)|
|2||Baylor (6)||Baylor (9)|
|3||Clemson (6)||TCU (4)|
|4||LSU (5)||LSU (1)|
|5||TCU (4)||Clemson (2)|
|6||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|19||Ole Miss||Ole Miss|
|21||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|24||Mississippi State||Texas A&M|
|25||Texas A&M||Mississippi State|
At first look, the Oklahoma Sooners possess an outside shot of making the playoff. Needing a bit of help, strength of schedule certainly plays a factor and OU is staring down three top ten opponents over the next four weeks. Can the Sooners run the gauntlet unscathed?