Ohio State rises after wild weekend in NCAA 1-128 Re-Rank

3 p.m. or 7 p.m.: College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. As of now, anyway.

In short, Colorado should be ahead of both these teams if the Buffs win out.

Penn State is No. 8 in the third edition of this season's College Football Playoff rankings, announced on Tuesday night. No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 MI, and No. 4 Clemson each has one loss, and each also has a played a schedule that is ranked in the top 30 in the nation. The Buckeyes will travel to East Lansing this week to face Michigan State. The top four teams in the final ranking that Sunday will square off in the Playoff Semifinals on December 31 at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. The Wolverines, who have three victories against teams in the selection committee's top 10, did not move after losing to Iowa.

Oklahoma (8-2) is the highest ranked Big 12 team at No. 9, and Colorado (8-2) rounds out the top 10.

Iowa Leads Nebraska 20-3 At Half
Iowa's defense will be salivating if its Darlington, although it might be doing the same with a hobbled Armstrong or injured Fyfe. His 15-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter capped a 98-yard drive and sent many clad in crimson back to the tailgating lots.

Hocuff said MI stayed in the No. 3 spot, because of its wins against Colorado, which moved into the top 10, plus Penn State (8-2) and Wisconsin (8-2). Clemson 9-1 1304 3 6. USC's upset over previously No. 4 Washington resulted in an upward jump of seven positions for the Trojans, to No. 13. The Broncos are 10-0, but none of their victories has come against top-tier opponents. West Virginia 8-1 920 11 11. A win vaults WVU into the top 10, though the logic of having OU so much further up is a bit confusing. No. 25 Troy is ranked for the first time in school history. With close losses to MI and Ohio State, the Badgers are the top-ranked two-loss team in the country.

They do get at least one week to enjoy the national spotlight, though. That team, Virginia Tech, lost to Georgia Tech but thanks to UNC's earlier loss, Va Tech was able to keep their divisional lead. Should no championship game end up happening, but the Buckeyes still wins out, they would maintain a very good chance of making this year's playoff. Ohio State (9-1) 3. The big dogs - unless your home turf resides in Tuscaloosa - weren't safe last week and now we're left to pick up the pieces. Now, the Buffaloes are from the team Ohio State.

Clemson looked to have taken a serious blow to its bid to return to the title game when it lost to Pittsburgh. Given this week's rankings, Western Michigan needs that to happen. MI stays in the top four at #3 while Clemson, a loser to Pittsburgh, stayed in the top four as well. Washington Huskies (9-1) 7.

5 p.m. ET: Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. LSU, 17. Florida State, 18. Nebraska 8-2 504 21 20.