Week 11's best top-10 showdown?

Tomorrow's Top 25 Today: Miami deserves No. 1 consideration after top three shake-up

The Hawkeyes are 12-point underdogs and could be flat off ruining Ohio State's national title hopes.

We're down to four unbeaten teams out of 130 at the FBS level, and three of them (Alabama, Miami and Wisconsin) are all ranked incredibly high.

Alabama rallied in the second half to get past Mississippi State on the road and remains atop the poll.

With the new set of rankings set to be revealed on Tuesday in primetime, the committee will have the unenviable task of selecting the four most deserving teams after seeing the likes of No.1 Georgia and No.3 Notre Dame get manhandled by the resurgent No.7 Miami Hurricanes and the No.10 Auburn Tigers. After facing Wofford next week, they'll get Clemson to close out the regular season and stand a better chance than in either of the last two years to give their in-state rivals some trouble. They absolutely dominated 8-1 Notre Dame, shutting down the Irish's previously powerful rushing attack and forcing four more turnovers.

Saturday's win over Syracuse ensured Wake Forest will play in a bowl game for the second year in a row under coach Dave Clawson. Another lose could all but eliminate them from playoff contention. The Hurricanes are likely to play in the first ACC Championship Game regardless of what happens Saturday night, and that probably will be against No. 4 Clemson.

Green Bay have released tight end Martellus Bennett
In 16 games with the Patriots last season, Bennett amassed 51 catches for 701 yards and seven touchdowns. When Bennett was traded to the Patriots, in 2016, everyone seemed excited for the Gronk-Bennett combo.

While this isn't a matchup of top-25 teams, it's impossible to overlook the implications of another key ACC showdown between Florida State and Clemson. But the Buckeyes of last year had more quality wins than seemingly Miami or Alabama would compile this year. Oklahoma and TCU are now tied atop the Big 12 standings and both sit at an overall record of 8-1 (5-1 in the Big 12). The Big Ten East still has some sorting to do, but the victor of No. 13 Michigan State at No. 11 Ohio State is in command. Wisconsin would be an interesting test case if it stays undefeated and wins the Big Ten, though a title game win over a two-loss team wouldn't be terribly impressive.

Washington (8-1): The Huskies need carnage ahead of them to reach the playoff, or at least a loss by Notre Dame and a two-loss champion in one of the other Power 5 conferences. As good as the Badgers are, they are hurt by strength of schedule. I chose the Frogs because they have the best win of the group, at Oklahoma State, and the best defense even after struggling Saturday in Norman. Auburn pulled off the first step of their daunting three-step push to make the playoff.

After the first release of the rankings this season, Hocutt said "the committee gave a slight edge to Georgia (for No. 1) due to their win on the road against a very strong Notre Dame". It would also help if nobody among Oklahoma, TCU, Miami and Wisconsin won their conference championship. With Ohio State and Penn State both suffering shock losses in Week 10, it's anyone's guess who will surface as contenders or pretenders in the coming month.

So that's how it breaks down heading into Week 11.

I'll take your questions on that or anything else on your mind beginning at 10 a.m.

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