Predicting the Week 11 College Football Playoff rankings

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It was a crazy week in college football in Week 10, with several upsets as well as near-upsets across the entire landscape.

Two unbeatens earned their first loss as No. 3 Michigan State and No. 9 Wake Forest both lost to unranked opponents, while others such as Alabama, Ohio State, Cincinnati, and many others struggled to put away unranked opponents. There were other losses, too — Mississippi State lost to Arkansas, Baylor lost to TCU, Minnesota lost to Illinois, and Fresno State lost to Boise State. The sole ranked-on-ranked matchup of the weekend — Auburn at Texas A&M — saw the Aggies come out on top, 20-3.

There will be a lot of decisions to be made by the College Football Playoff committee. Once the rankings are revealed on Tuesday night, here’s what we think they will look like.

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Big Ten power rankings after Week 10: Shift again at the top after MSU loss

Penn State Nittany Lions (6-3)

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Week 10 ranking: NR

Arkansas Razorbacks (6-3)

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Week 10 ranking: NR

Clemson Tigers (6-3)

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Week 10 ranking: NR

San Diego State Aztecs (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 24

Purdue Boilermakers (6-3)

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Week 10 ranking: NR

Auburn Tigers (6-3)

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Week 10 ranking: 13

Pittsburgh Panthers (7-2)

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Week 10 ranking: 25

Baylor Bears (7-2)

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Week 10 ranking: 12

Iowa Hawkeyes (7-2)

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Week 10 ranking: 22

North Carolina State Wolfpack (7-2)

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Week 10 ranking: 19

Wisconsin Badgers (6-3)

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Week 10 ranking: 21

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 9

Ole Miss Rebels (7-2)

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Week 10 ranking: 16

BYU Cougars (8-2)

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Week 10 ranking: 15

Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 11

Texas A&M Aggies (7-2)

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Week 10 ranking: 14

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 10

Oklahoma Sooners (9-0)

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Week 10 ranking: 8

Michigan Wolverines (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 7

Michigan State Spartans (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 3

Cincinnati Bearcats (9-0)

Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Alec Pierce (12) stretches to pull down a touchdown reception over Indiana Hoosiers defensive back Tiawan Mullen (3) in the fourth quarter of the NCAA football game between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Cincinnati Bearcats at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Bearcats won 38-24

Week 10 ranking: 6

Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 5

Oregon Ducks (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 4

Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 2

Georgia Bulldogs (8-1)

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Week 10 ranking: 1

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