The path to the College Football Playoff is clear for LSU, Ohio State and Clemson.
The trio of unbeaten programs landed at the top of the latest playoff rankings Tuesday night, and if they win out, they will secure spots in the national semifinals.
If that occurs, the debate surrounding the fourth playoff seed will intensify.
Alabama, Oregon, Georgia, Utah, Minnesota, Penn State, Oklahoma and Baylor could all carve a path to the final four, but some will be eliminated by way of Top 10 matchups.
The selection committee's biggest decision could be whether to put in one-loss Alabama without a SEC Championship Game berth over the Pac-12 or Big 12 winner.