How the College Football Playoff landscape shifts after Week 5's ranked showdowns and Georgia's scare

Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei dives over the goal line for one of his two rushing touchdowns against NC State. He also threw for a score. John Byrum/Icon Sportswire

For more than three quarters Saturday night, it looked as if the top four in the College Football Playoff chase would finally get an honest-to-goodness shake-up, as Georgia trailed Mizzou for the majority of what should have been a ho-hum SEC East game.

Instead, the defending national champs escaped -- yes escaped -- the now 2-3 Tigers with a win. It was the second straight Saturday that Georgia struggled against an unranked opponent, as they beat Kent State 39-22 in Week 4.

The Bulldogs are still favored to win the East. They're still a top-four team. Their ability to plow their way through the entire schedule as easily as they dismantled Oregon in the season opener, though, is now a question. So is finishing the season undefeated. While Georgia caused a stir even in its win, there were five games featuring two ranked opponents this weekend that had a direct impact on the CFP race: