The defending college football playoff champs have two losses, the Big XII favorite has two losses, and the Big Ten's Ohio State, a contender for the national championship has yet to play a game.
It's created a lot of craziness in determining a top-25 order for the sports media across the country and Illini beat writer Bob Asmussen says the chaos started when the Big Ten and the PAC-12 were not going to be playing and so they were ineligible from top-25 consideration.
According to Asmussen, the college football playoff is going to be very interesting to watch how the committee selects its teams. Because some teams might have more games played than others, the standard barometers of win-percentage or strength of schedule will not he equal. He says it may become an 'eye test'.
Over the weekend, top-ranked Clemson thumped seventh-ranked Miami 42-17. Tennessee returned to the top-25 this year but the 14-ranked Vols were shutout in the second half by third-ranked Georgia and were pummelled 44-21. 21-st ranked Texas A&M beat fourth-ranked Florida on a last-second field goal 41-38. Eighth-ranked North Carolina outlasted 19-ranked Virginia Tech 56-45.