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Rivalry Week's most important players

FSU is out of the ACC and CFP but could still squash rival Florida's slim playoff hopes. The biggest game-breaker on the field is running back Dalvin Cook. Who are the others? (Insider)

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Here's where the CFP stands

Clemson and Alabama are 1 and 2, again. Meanwhile, Oklahoma and Iowa have moved up to 3 and 4, respectively, as Michigan State and Notre Dame are the first two teams out.

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Two-Star Tuesday: Pittburgh's Ejuan Price

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Is Clemson the toughest competitor?

The Tigers' undefeated record says yes, but a closer look at their resume might suggest otherwise. FPI ranks them sixth, and their win-loss record is actually weaker than Alabama's.

CFP rankings: 1-6

  • 1. Clemson
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Iowa
  • 5. Michigan State
  • 6. Notre Dame

Projected CFB playoff lines

If the College Football Playoff were held today, here are the projected lines from the Las Vegas Westgate Super Book:

  • Clemson -9 vs. Iowa
  • Alabama -6 vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma vaults into CFB Playoff top four (1:05)
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CFP rankings: Who's in?

There's a shakeup at the top of the latest playoff rankings, as Iowa and Oklahoma join the playoff picture alongside Clemson and Alabama. But with another weekend of football ahead, will either No. 5 Michigan State or No. 6 Notre Dame muscle its way in?

Notre Dame falls in Week 4 CFP rankings (2:22)
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CFP Rankings: Nos. 11 - 15

In the latest playoff rankings, Oklahoma State and Florida both tumble out of the top 10. Florida State, North Carolina and Navy move up to crack the top 15.

Week 4 CFP rankings: 1-6 (2:16)

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State is No. 13 in the rankings, but the Seminoles look poised to break into the top 10 by season's end if they beat No. 12 Florida. A number of head-to-head matchups involving teams ranked ahead of FSU remain, so the Noles are in good position to move into contention for a New Year's Six bowl as others fall.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt is 8-3 with all three losses to teams ranked in the CFP top 14, but it's not enough to push the Panthers into this week's rankings. Several 3-loss teams, including Mississippi State, Washington St and UCLA, make the top 25 though.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

It should come as no surprise that Clemson remains No. 1 in the latest College Football Playoff ranking, considering the Tigers are one of two undefeated teams left and have the best win (over Notre Dame). If they beat South Carolina on Saturday and then No. 14 North Carolina in the ACC championship game, they would be a playoff lock.

CFP rankings: 11-15

  • 11. Oklahoma State
  • 12. Florida
  • 13. Florida State
  • 14. North Carolina
  • 15. Navy

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina jumps 3 more spots, up from 17 to 14 in the latest committee poll. Florida and Florida State, who play this week, are immediately ahead of the Tar Heels. Three two-loss teams continue to rank ahead of UNC, too.

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Oklahoma, Iowa make jump into CFP top four

Oklahoma and Iowa came in at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, in the latest College Football Playoff rankings behind stalwarts Clemson and Alabama. Notre Dame dropped to No. 6 despite a win.