Oklahoma remains No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
The top six teams remain fixed after the Week 4 Top 25 Playoff rankings were revealed Tuesday evening, although there was a juxtapositioning of No. 2 and 3 from a week ago.
Alabama is No. 1, followed by Miami, which jumped Clemson into the No. 3 spot, then Clemson and Oklahoma. Wisconsin remained on the doorstep, knocking on the door, at No. 5, with two-loss Auburn right behind and facing its biggest test of the season in an Iron Bowl showdown with top-ranked Alabama on Saturday.
Let the chaos begin. Saturday marks the end of the regular season in college football, followed by Championship Saturday, when the championships in all of the Power Five conferences will be decided. That leaves two more weeks before the CFP standings take final form and the Playoff brackets are locked down.
Lots can happen between now and then, which undoubtedly will change the Playoff picture from the way things stand at the moment.
Although there is some concern within the Sooner Nation with Wisconsin undefeated and lurking immediately behind OU in the Playoff order, the general consensus among those in the know in college football is that if Oklahoma wins out – meaning defeating West Virginia this weekend and beating TCU in a rematch in the Big 12 title game – the Sooners will be fine and among the Final Four.
The anticipated chaos actually kicks off this weekend with Alabama-Auburn. And you have a Clemson-Miami showdown for the ACC Championship and a likely matchup between Ohio State, currently sitting at No. 9 and Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game.
The teams ranked seven through ten this week are //Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State. TCU is No. 12 this week, while Oklahoma State fell six spots, to No. 18, after losing to Kansas State.