The Crimson Tide are no longer in the CFP rankings' top four. Their fate now is in the hands of others, including the selection committee.
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Alabama finds itself on the outside looking in for only the fifth time in the CFP era.
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There's no question now: LSU is the class of the SEC after going to Alabama and beating the Crimson Tide.
"I love Auburn," Gus Malzahn told reporters Tuesday when asked about the Arkansas rumors. "Like I said in the past, I love my players, and we got a bright future here. Nothing's changed."
Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics
This week's Allstate Playoff Predictor CFP rankings projection (Pct top 4): 1. Ohio State (99) 2. LSU (99) 3. Clemson (98) 4. Penn State (25) 5. Alabama (4) 6. Oregon (13) 7. Minnesota (25) 8. Baylor (33) 9. Georgia (2) 10. Auburn (1)
There are still many big games left on the schedule, but see how our experts envision the entire bowl season playing out.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
LSU ranks first in Strength of Record and it isn't close. An average top-25 team would have had just a 1% chance to be undefeated thus far against LSU's schedule. Meanwhile that seem team would have had a 16% chance to go undefeated vs. Ohio State's schedule, the next best. Among the undefeateds, Clemson had it easiest: an average top 25 team would have had a 29% chance to be 10-0 at this point against the Tigers' schedule.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Not only is Alabama very much still alive, but it has the fourth-best chance to reach the CFP and win the national championship, according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor.
The Tigers and Buckeyes could be the nation's best two teams, but Clemson showed it also belongs in the mix.
Georgia passed a big test, Baylor survived a close call, and Utah and Oregon pulled away in the Pac-12. Here's how the Power 5 conferences stand after Week 10.
A blue-ribbon panel of 150 experts selects the best games in the sport's history, from 1971 Oklahoma-Nebraska to Toledo-Western Michigan in 2011.
Here's how our experts envision the entire bowl season playing out.
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The nation's top teams were off in Week 10, but there was still some movement ahead of some monster showdowns next Saturday.
Bo Nix passed for a career-high 340 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown and No. 11 Auburn held off Mississippi 20-14 on Saturday night.