Penn State is pumped about its upset over Ohio State, but the Nittany Lions know that they must focus on Purdue so they don't get upset themselves.
The polls are open! Cast your vote for one of the 10 teams we've identified as having the best chance to win college football's national championship.
The winner of this week's Capital One Cup Impact Performance is Penn State for its upset of Ohio State.
Kirk Herbstreit looks ahead to Saturday's showdown between Clemson and Florida State and examines how Ohio State will respond after losing to Penn State.
All eyes - including those of the College Football Playoff Committee - will be on Tallahassee as No. 12 Florida State hosts No. 3 Clemson. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher joins ESPN's Matt Schick to discuss Saturday's points of emphasis.
Deshaun Watson leads No. 3 Clemson to face No. 12 Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium, a place where the Tigers have won only once in 12 years. ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit spotlights the noteworthy matchups to watch Saturday.
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||AlabamaALA(42)||2-0||1455||—||vs Western Kentucky W 35-0||@ #21 Arkansas W 52-0|
|2||LSULSU(5)||2-0||1380||1||vs Washington W 41-3||vs Idaho W 63-14|
|3||USCUSC(11)||2-0||1363||1||vs Syracuse W 42-29||@ #16 Stanford L 21-14|
|4||OregonORE(1)||2-0||1292||—||vs Fresno State W 42-25||vs Tennessee Tech W 63-14|
|5||OklahomaOKLA||2-0||1203||—||vs Florida A&M W 69-13||—|
|6||Florida StateFSU||2-0||1153||—||vs Savannah State W 55-0||vs Wake Forest W 52-0|
|7||GeorgiaUGA||2-0||1120||—||@ Missouri W 41-20||vs Florida Atlantic W 56-20|
|8||West VirginiaWVU||1-0||1024||—||—||vs James Madison W 42-12|
|9||South CarolinaSC||2-0||1008||—||vs East Carolina W 48-10||vs UAB W 49-6|
|10||Michigan StateMSU||2-0||950||1||@ Central Michigan W 41-7||vs #19 Notre Dame L 20-3|
|11||ClemsonCLEM||2-0||904||1||vs Ball State W 52-27||vs Furman W 41-7|
|12||TexasTEX||2-0||730||3||vs New Mexico W 45-0||@ Ole Miss W 66-31|
|13||Virginia TechVT||2-0||704||5||vs Austin Peay W 42-7||@ Pittsburgh L 35-17|
|14||Kansas StateKSU||2-0||696||6||vs Miami W 52-13||vs North Texas W 35-21|
|15||TCUTCU||1-0||649||2||vs Grambling State W 56-0||@ Kansas W 20-6|
|16||StanfordSTAN||2-0||455||5||vs Duke W 50-13||vs #3 USC W 21-14|
|17||FloridaFLA||2-0||452||6||@ Texas A&M W 20-17||@ Tennessee W 37-20|
|18||MichiganMICH||1-1||440||1||vs Air Force W 31-25||vs Massachusetts W 63-13|
|19||Notre DameND||2-0||398||3||vs Purdue W 20-17||@ #10 Michigan State W 20-3|
|20||LouisvilleLOU||2-0||280||4||vs Missouri State W 35-7||vs North Carolina W 39-34|
|21||ArkansasARK||1-1||246||11||vs Louisiana Monroe L 34-31||vs #1 Alabama L 52-0|
|22||WisconsinWIS||1-1||151||9||@ Oregon State L 10-7||vs Utah State W 16-14|
|23||UCLAUCLA||2-0||147||NR||vs #14 Nebraska W 36-30||vs Houston W 37-6|
|24||NebraskaNEB||1-1||135||10||@ UCLA L 36-30||vs Arkansas State W 42-13|
|25||ArizonaARIZ||2-0||120||NR||vs #16 Oklahoma State W 59-38||vs South Carolina State W 56-0|
Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma State 16, Boise State 25
Others receiving votes: Boise State 104, Oklahoma State 97, Mississippi State 88, Tennessee 71, BYU 70, Baylor 57, Cincinnati 29, Georgia Tech 24, South Florida 21, Louisiana Tech 13, Rutgers 12, Virginia 11, Washington 2, Ohio 2, Texas Tech 2, Nevada 1, Texas A&M 1