The ranking has a new look this week after Baylor, Stanford, Louisiana State and Utah got clipped last week. There are impostors living as national title contenders, but the playoff selection committee at this point has no choice but to elevate some teams that would be tied for fourth if they were members of the Pac-12 South.
1; Alabama 9-1; Rankman had dream last night where Bear peered down from white tower and smiled. (3)
2; Clemson 10-0; In advance of Wake Forest, coach says he can't believe his players never heard of Arnold Palmer. (1)
3; Ohio State 10-0; This season's Florida State: undefeated, unspectacular defending champs with quarterback issues. (2)