November continues to weed out the pretenders from the contenders. Defending national champions, the Ohio State Buckeyes lost at home on a late field goal to the Michigan State Spartans while Oklahoma State failed to handle business against the Baylor Bears in front of a home crowd. The two losses left a couple of spots open in the AP and Coaches top four. Which programs made the leap?
|1||Clemson (55)||Clemson (58)|
|2||Alabama (6)||Alabama (5)|
|4||Notre Dame||Notre Dame|
|6||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|8||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|11||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|14||Florida State||Florida State|
|19||Ole Miss||Ole Miss|
|20||Washington State||Washington State|
Now, let's shift the focus toward the Oklahoma Sooners who escaped with a one-point victory on Saturday. Regardless, the win moved OU into the No. 5 spot just behind Notre Dame who struggled to finish Boston College. Of course, two big matchups could once again rock the top 10 as ND faces Stanford and Oklahoma faces Oklahoma State this coming weekend.
It will be interesting to see who jumps into the Top Four when the college football playoff committee releases their rankings.