A week after being seemingly snubbed by the College Football Playoff committee, the Washington Huskies find themselves now in the top four.
The Huskies (9-0) ran over Cal this weekend to fully capitalize on the Aggies' defeat.
Ohio State is the highest-ranked one-loss team, checking in at No. 5 after its big win over Nebraska. The loss, coupled with the injury to quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., led to the Huskers' tumbling from No. 10 to No. 19.
After being behind one-loss Texas A&M last week, Washington successfully held off the Buckeyes in the second run of rankings, but CFP committee chairman Kirby Hocutt said it was close.
"It was a small margin between No. 4 and No. 5," Hocutt said.
Louisville and Wisconsin also each moved up a spot to Nos. 6 and 7, respectively, with Texas A&M landing at No. 8 after spending a week in playoff position. Auburn held steady at No. 9, while Penn State jumped up two spots to round out the top 10.
Utah went from No. 16 to No. 15 while enjoying its bye week and is followed by West Virginia, North Carolina, Florida State and Nebraska, which fell nine spots after getting steamrolled by the Buckeyes.
USC makes its CFP debut this season by coming in at No. 20. The resurgent Trojans can make a major statement this week as they travel to take on Washington.
At No. 21, Western Michigan is the highest-ranked team outside of the Power 5 conferences and has an inside track to a New Year's Six bowl game. Though the Broncos rallied for a 37-21 win Tuesday night, Boise State is nipping at Western Michigan's heels at No. 22. Washington State and a pair of SEC schools -- LSU and Arkansas -- round out this week's top 25. The Tigers fell 11 spots, despite losing a tight 10-0 contest against Alabama.