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The top two college football teams in the country, Alabama and Miami, each picked up their first loss of the season, again upsetting the playoff race.
It was a quiet week for almost everyone in college football, with Skylar Thompson leading Kansas State over Oklahoma State as the only major Power 5 upset.
This week was full of big ranked matchups, but a few blowout wins opened the doors for even more possible playoff contenders.
Bedlam wasn't the only bedlam this week, as the Big Ten lost two potential playoff contenders in upsets. Bedlam itself also lived up to high-scoring expectations.
It's always tough to figure out the four best teams for the Playoff. It's much harder when there are a huge number of deserving one-loss teams that all have strong claims.
Without any upsets, the winners of the two ranked-vs.-ranked matchups -- Notre Dame and Penn State -- made the most noise in Week 8.
Four AP top-ten teams lost to unranked opponents as nearly half of the top 25 either lost or won a one-score game.
Upset wins by Michigan State and Iowa State helped bring a little chaos to conference races as the 2017 season reaches its midpoint for most teams.
There weren't many major upsets this week besides LSU and USC going down, but after five weeks we have a good idea of where most teams need to improve.
It seemed like you were either an upset victim or heartbroken because of a near upset in college football's Week 4.