With Saturday's games over, and with another weekend of chaos, we have more clarity with the playoff picture.
What do we know after a wild Week 13? These 11 things.
Alabama has booked its ticket to the playoff
Write it in pen, etch it in stone, do whatever you want. With Saturday's win over Auburn in the Iron Bowl, Alabama clinched its spot in the playoff. Even a loss in the SEC title game next week wouldn't keep the Tide from the final four.
At this point, we know Alabama will be playing New Year's Eve. The question is who will be their opponent?
If Clemson wins, the Tigers are in
Although they've been highly inconsistent all year, the Tigers seem to be playing their best football at the most important time of the season. The Tigers dominated rival South Carolina 56-7 Saturday, and if they beat Virginia Tech in next the ACC title game, they're as good as in.
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Ohio State might be the most interesting in college football the next two weeks
By now you know that Ohio State beat Michigan in a thriller on Saturday, and you also know that because of Penn State's win over Michigan State, the Buckeyes have been shut out of the Big Ten title game.
So what does that mean for Ohio State? That's where it's interesting.
But is Ohio State in? It gets complicated, when you consider ...
What if Penn State wins the Big Ten championship?
... What do you do if Penn State goes on to win the Big Ten title game over Wisconsin next week?
With the win, the Nittany Lions would be conference champion, and they have a head-to-head win over the Buckeyes as well.
Keep in mind, how a big final night can sometimes sway opinion. Remember two years ago when everyone had Ohio State on the outside of the playoff picture, and the Buckeyes crushed Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game? Could a similar performance from Penn State next week -- at a time when Ohio State won't be playing at all -- be enough to sway the committee in the Nittany Lions' favor?
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And if Wisconsin wins the Big Ten?
Sadly for the Badgers, they'd still probably need help from the outside. Even if they win the Big Ten, it feels like Ohio State would get the advantage over the Badgers, since the Buckeyes would have one less loss, and a head-to-head win over Wisconsin.
If you're a Wisconsin fan you're hoping for two things: Not only to win the Big Ten title, but chaos elsewhere. Specifically, a Washington loss in the Pac-12 title game could do wonders.
Sadly, the Wolverines were all but eliminated from the playoff picture with a loss Saturday to Ohio State.
The only scenario where I could see them get in is if Wisconsin wins the Big Ten and Colorado wins the Pac-12.
At that point, you'd have two teams ahead of Michigan (Washington and Penn State) eliminated, and Michigan has a head-to-head win over both Wisconsin and Colorado. In that case, how could Michigan not get in as a second Big Ten team alongside Ohio State?
Washington has to feel good if it wins the Pac-12 title game?
And this is where the whole Ohio State/Penn State conundrum comes in. If we're to believe that both Alabama and Clemson are locks, then the final two spots could come down to three teams: Ohio State, Washington (if the Huskies win the Pac-12 title) and the Big Ten champ.
While some credence would be given to a second Big Ten team, it really does feel like Washington would be in. The Huskies would be 12-1 with a Pac-12 title, and wins over Top 25 teams (Washington State and Colorado) in their final two games.
Is it a lock? We won't know until next Saturday. But the Huskies have to feel good if they win the Pac-12.
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Colorado shouldn't feel nearly as good
The Buffaloes are unquestionably the best story in college football, but their playoff hopes took a big hit, even with a win Saturday to clinch the Pac-12 South title.
Even if the Buffaloes win the Pac-12 next week, they're pretty far down on the two-loss totem pole behind the Big Ten title game winner and Michigan. Maybe even Oklahoma if the Sooners win the Big 12.
Colorado didnt get the chaos it needed this weekend. But hey, if you told Buffs fans before the season they'd be playing for a Pac-12 title and a trip to the Rose Bowl after Week 13, I'm guessing they would have gladly taken it.
Oklahoma feels like its in the same boat
The Sooners are behind Alabama and Clemson if they win out, and they'd be behind Ohio State too, since the Buckeyes beat them head-to-head.
The only way Oklahoma is making the playoff next week is if it wins and there's sheer chaos everywhere else... like Clemson, Washington and Penn State all losing.
And even then, it realistically probably isn't enough to get them to the playoff.
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The same with Oklahoma State
Read the above section on Oklahoma, which 100 percent applies to Oklahoma State as well.
The Pokes' second half has been one of the better stories in the sport. But they won't be playing in a playoff game on New Year's Eve.
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Everyone else was officially eliminated this weekend
Say adios, USC. So long, Florida. Sorry, Louisville.
It's been a fun season. But four of the above 10 teams will be playing in this year's playoff.
After a wild Week 13, that's where the picture stands.