The Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title. They beat Ohio State. But they have not done enough to warrant a place in the College Football Playoff. Will the selection committee agree?
As the Wolverines sit at 10-2, Michigan fans are on the edge of their seat waiting to find out if their beloved team is in the College Football Playoff.
It's be a turbulent road back to the top but Penn State is knocking on the door of the playoff.
Some teams (Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Colorado) were eliminated because of losses. Others (Penn State, Oklahoma) are out despite wins. No matter how you slice it, only four teams remain.
With the regular season now in the books, take a look back at college football's five most incredible plays of 2016.
Washington arrived on the scene earlier than expected and surprised the Pac-12 and the nation with a conference title and wins against three top 20 opponents. Will Chris Peterson and the Huskies reach the College Football Playoff?
AP Top 25
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||AlabamaALA(60)||9-0||1524||—||@ #15 LSU W 10-0||vs Mississippi State W 51-3|
|2||MichiganMICH(1)||9-0||1432||—||vs Maryland W 59-3||@ Iowa L 14-13|
|3||ClemsonCLEM||9-0||1408||—||vs Syracuse W 54-0||vs Pittsburgh L 43-42|
|4||WashingtonWASH||9-0||1364||—||@ California W 66-27||vs USC L 26-13|
|5||LouisvilleLOU||8-1||1255||—||@ Boston College W 52-7||vs Wake Forest W 44-12|
|6||Ohio StateOSU||8-1||1245||—||vs #9 Nebraska W 62-3||@ Maryland W 62-3|
|7||WisconsinWIS||7-2||1159||1||@ Northwestern W 21-7||vs Illinois W 48-3|
|8||AuburnAUB||7-2||1081||3||vs Vanderbilt W 23-16||@ Georgia L 13-7|
|9||OklahomaOKLA||7-2||996||3||@ Iowa State W 34-24||vs #25 Baylor W 45-24|
|10||Texas A&MTA&M||7-2||820||3||@ Mississippi State L 35-28||vs Ole Miss L 29-28|
|11||West VirginiaWVU||7-1||805||3||vs Kansas W 48-21||@ Texas W 24-20|
|12||Penn StatePSU||7-2||752||8||vs Iowa W 41-14||@ Indiana W 45-31|
|13||UtahUTAH||7-2||686||3||—||@ Arizona State W 49-26|
|14||Western MichiganWMU||9-0||583||3||@ Ball State W 52-20||@ Kent State W 37-21|
|15||North CarolinaUNC||7-2||559||3||vs Georgia Tech W 48-20||@ Duke L 28-27|
|16||ColoradoCOLO||7-2||550||5||vs UCLA W 20-10||@ Arizona W 49-24|
|17||Oklahoma StateOKST||7-2||516||5||@ Kansas State W 43-37||vs Texas Tech W 45-44|
|18||Virginia TechVT||7-2||479||5||@ Duke W 24-21||vs Georgia Tech L 30-20|
|19||LSULSU||5-3||454||4||vs #1 Alabama L 10-0||@ Arkansas W 38-10|
|20||Florida StateFSU||6-3||450||1||@ NC State W 24-20||vs Boston College W 45-7|
|21||NebraskaNEB||7-2||434||12||@ #6 Ohio State L 62-3||vs Minnesota W 24-17|
|22||FloridaFLA||6-2||390||12||@ Arkansas L 31-10||vs South Carolina W 20-7|
|23||Washington StateWSU||7-2||305||2||vs Arizona W 69-7||vs California W 56-21|
|24||Boise StateBSU||8-1||226||—||vs San José State W 45-31||@ Hawai'i W 52-16|
|25||BaylorBAY||6-2||90||12||vs TCU L 62-22||@ #9 Oklahoma L 45-24|
Others receiving votes: USC 76, Arkansas 74, San Diego State 38, Troy 28, Houston 25, Tennessee 9, Tulsa 3, South Florida 3, Minnesota 2, Navy 2, Wyoming 2