Welcome to the Big (Ten) Show

2016-11-30 16:14:42

Alabama is the undisputed top dog, but the Big Ten is the Big Show in the third College Football Playoff rankings, which followed a stunning weekend of losing among highly ranked teams.

Ohio State climbed from No. 5 to No. 2, while Michigan stayed put at No. 3 after losing to unranked Iowa. Of course, those two play on Nov. 26, with the stakes being both huge and curious.

Along with No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 8 Penn State, the Big Ten leads all conferences with four teams in the top eight. It also leads all conferences with intrigue.

After a crazy Saturday of upsets, No. 2 Ohio State is the only new entrant to the top four of the rankings, joining No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Clemson.

Sure, it's a long shot. But the Big 12 is another wild week (or two) from sneaking Oklahoma, Oklahoma State or West Virginia into the CFP. Here's the likelihood of that happening.