Assuming USC beats Oregon, here's my take on the Top 25 after a quite eventful Saturday.
1. Ohio State
6. Notre Dame
10. West Virginia
11. Boise State
13. Wake Forest
16. Georgia Tech
17. Virginia Tech
18. Boston College
25. Oregon State
Personally I'd like to see Boise State, Wisconsin, and Wake Forest all in the top 10, but they can't jump that much this week. Rutgers really benefited from all the top 10 losses today.
Teams that I think have a shot at playing in the National Championship: Ohio State, Michigan, USC, Florida, and Arkansas.
I would take Florida out of the picture, but if they win out, I think it would be too hard for Rutgers or Arkansas to pass them. If USC doesn't win out, which is very possible considering their remaining schedule(Oregon, Cal, Notre Dame), I think the loser between Ohio State and Michigan actually has even more of a chance at getting a rematch in Glendale, Arizona.
What does this mean for Ohio State and Michigan?
If Texas still had consideration for the National Championship with their only loss being at home
, pretty handily, to Ohio State, how does Michigan losing on the road get knocked out of the picture? Especially for a team like Florida who has struggled and just not looked impressive at all over the past few weeks, or a team like Notre Dame, who Michigan completely smashed on the road. Things were pretty interesting before, with so many "valid" 1 loss teams in the picture, but I think things start to really get interesting now that most of those teams either lost, almost lost, or looked pretty bad winning.
And what about Wisconsin?