The first playoff rankings dropped after Week 10 in college football. Interestingly enough, the No. 2 and 3 teams in those rankings will now meet in Week 11 when LSU visits Alabama for what has become the biggest Saturday yet for this season.
Beyond the rivalry game between these two heavyweights, undefeated Penn State has to travel to play undefeated Minnesota; undefeated Baylor takes to the road to play rival TCU; and Oklahoma and Georgia, who are currently waiting on the outside of the top four in the playoff rankings, each have challenging games against conference opponents.
This week is likely to serve in winnowing out the contenders for the four playoff places.