Nobody was safe from the upset monster this weekend. It was one of the most wild weekends of college football in recent memory, and with seven different match-ups featuring top 25 teams, shakeup at the top was nearly a guarantee.
But nobody thought it was going to go down like this.
Notably, Penn State lost their second consecutive game, and the Ohio State Buckeyes laid an absolute egg at Kinnick Stadium against the Iowa Hawkeyes. That cleared the way for other teams hovering on the outside of the College Football Playoffs periphery to sneak in.
Kirk Herbstreit released his new top four late on Saturday night following all of the action. Take a look:
My top 4 after WEEK 10
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 5, 2017
Alabama is rightfully back at the top. Georgia has been everything you could have asked of them this year, but the Crimson Tide has clowned every team they’ve played and deserve to be number one.
The Bulldogs find their place firmly in the two-hole, while Notre Dame and Clemson both slide into Herbie’s top four.
Oklahoma, who is making a push to be back in the College Football Playoffs as a one-loss team, comes in at number five. And don’t look now, but the University of Miami comes in at number six. After a convincing win against Virginia Tech, they silenced a lot of doubters heading into their toughest matchup of the season against Notre Dame next week.
An interesting wrinkle after this week, the Big Ten might go unrepresented in the CFP this year. Their big three: Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State, have all lost two games now.
All three were expected to compete for a playoff spot before the season started.