Thereâ€™s not much sense ranking teams with several weeks to go other than media hype and increasing fan interest. The volatility at the top can be substantial over the last few weeks.
When it comes to who will beat who and how badly, when â€śtopâ€ť teams collide we donâ€™t know jack.
Going undefeated looks better and better, regardless of conference and/or strength of schedule. (Iâ€™ll stand by my prediction that an undefeated Power Five champ will always get in.)
Some teams fold like a cheap suit when they get hit in the mouth and their hopes and dreams start to slip away (looking at you Notre Dame and Georgia). Others, love them or hate them, seem to find a way to grit it out (Alabama).
So, what did we learn?