Even with the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25 still battling for semifinal and New Year's Six bowl positions, it's never too early to look ahead to next season.
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The College Football Playoff's top 10 is unchanged from last week -- the first time that has happened in the rankings' history.
- CFP's top 10 unchanged for 1st time in rankings
- Michigan steps into CFP's top 4; Bama still No. 1
- Bama atop 1st CFP; Clemson, LSU, Irish follow
- Targeting call costs LSU's White 1st half vs. Bama
Josh Jacobs ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass and No. 1 Alabama had its second straight shutout in a 24-0 victory over No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday.
Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer
Alabama has scored two TDs in two possessions against a Mississippi State defense that had allowed nine TDs all season. What's more, the Tide has rushed for 89 yards against a defense that allows 111.4 per game. So much for the post-LSU letdown theory.
Alabama earned another shutout, Michigan kept rolling with an easy win over Rutgers and Northwestern (!) will play for the B1G title. What else did we learn?
Kirk Herbstreit and Ian Fitzsimmons discuss if Mississippi State can slow down Alabama this weekend.
Michigan is up to No. 4 in the CFP rankings this week after Saturday's big win over rival Penn State and LSU's shutout loss to No. 1 Alabama.
Nick Fitzgerald threw for 243 yards and four touchdowns and No. 21 Mississippi State beat Louisiana Tech 45-3 on Saturday night.
It's going to be Alabama vs. Georgia for the SEC title. Meanwhile, Michigan keeps rolling, and West Virginia won a classic over Texas. What else have we learned?
Alabama opens atop the season's first College Football Playoff ranking, ahead of fellow unbeaten Clemson. LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia follow.