Florida State has two losses, but the Seminoles would love nothing more than to ruin Clemson's ACC hopes and a chance at the College Football Playoff.
Alabama can't afford a significant drop-off now that safety Eddie Jackson is lost for the season. The Tide's playoff hopes depend on it.
This week's Utah-Washington matchup features a battle of teams on similar paths with opposite strengths.
Ohio State's loss at Penn State was the Big Ten's biggest surprise in Week 8, but -- save for Michigan -- the other front-runners also had struggles.
One loss doesn't immediately end a team's playoff prospects. Louisville's remaining schedule should help the Cardinals stay in the mix, while Ohio State got a wake-up call at Penn State.
The fifth tiebreaker to decide a Big Ten division champion no longer will be based on the College Football Playoff ranking and instead will go to overall winning percentage.
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