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National links: Reshuffling top four in playoff

With Ole Miss losing for a second time, the College Football Playoff selection committee will soon offer some insight as to the volatility of its weekly rankings. Even Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott seems unsure about what to expect.

Will the committee simply move No. 5 Oregon into Ole Miss' slot at No. 4? The Ducks certainly didn't do anything to hurt their cause by blasting nemesis Stanford 45-16 on Saturday. Idle Alabama probably won't jump from No. 6 into the top four yet, but beating LSU on Saturday might do the trick. And what about No. 7 TCU, which comes off a 31-30 win against No. 20 West Virginia? Can the Horned Frogs make a big leap after their win in Morgantown?