George Stockburger: Alabama. Michigan, Ohio State, Washington, Clemson
Shawn Spencer: Alabama. Ohio State. Michigan. Clemson. Washington
The five teams are all the same, but the order is a bit different. Clemson and Ohio State won in overtime, but neither of those games should have reached that point. For that reason, I personally knocked them down a spot, but they both deserve to be in the conversation.
Even if Alabama were to lose a game, there is no reason for them to ever fall out of the top four. Unless an unthinkable collapse occurs, Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will go into the college football playoffs for the third time in as many years. The reigning National Champions may just be too good for anyone to beat at this stage of the game.
Watch for the latest edition of the AP Top 25 poll to be announced later this afternoon.