The college football weekend in review
The Buckeyes picked up their first loss and have several negative offensive trends, but don't count them out of the playoff conversation just yet.
It was enough to just survive and advance for all top teams not named Alabama.
The balance of power has shifted in college football, with recently great teams like Oregon and Notre Dame now merely trying to get to bowl eligibility.
This week's games delivered both sheer enterainment and playoff consequences around the country.
An upset-fueled Week 4 led to new expectations for surprising teams like Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, but poor performances at LSU and Notre Dame led to early-season firings.
We're only three weeks in to the season, but Louisville, Houston, and Washington have all been impressive.
Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, and Georgia looked notably sluggish against overmatched competition, but there was still plenty of excitement (Hi, Lamar Jackson!) around the FBS.
College football's best opening week ever included something for everyone: massive upsets, blowout wins, and overtime games.
In one of the most exciting college championships since Texas-USC, Alabama defeated Clemson thanks to special teams and explosive plays.
All of the New Year's Six bowl games were blowouts decided by an average 24-point margin, and Clemson and Alabama, the nation's two best teams, advanced to the playoff final.