6. Michigan State
7. Oklahoma State
8. Notre Dame
9. Ohio State
11. North Carolina
The Cardinal have sewn up the North, but they are an afterthought nationally at this point. They can start climbing the ladder back towards the Top 5 though if they can beat Notre Dame this weekend.
17. Florida State
19. Washington State
The Cougars have put together probably the best surprise season of anyone in the nation this season. Potentially losing Luke Falk could complicate things the rest of the way though.
The Bruins are now the South favorite after grinding out a win at Utah. That is actually pretty impressive considering they are starting a true freshman at quarterback and have had a lot of injuries.
It hasn't been a good month for the Utes. They haven't beaten a bowl-eligible team since mid-October.
The Ducks are better than their ranking, but rankings consider your overall resume for the season and there is no getting around their three losses. They can creep up towards the Top 10 though if they win The Civil War and a big bowl game.
23. Mississippi State