East Lansing was the most important game of the day. More than the Paul Bunyan trophy, it was also the point where Michigan State and Michigan were at stake. Allstate Playoff Predictor: How will Saturday's top games impact the College Football Playoff chase What are the odds of the top four winning? The Allstate Playoff Predictor can provide the answers. Keep checking back each week, as the odds change after each week's games.
Most popular playoff picks Teams (Record) Votes Georgia (8-0) 13/13 Michigan State (8-0) 13/13 Alabama (7-1) 11/13 Cincinnati (8-0) 11/13 Oklahoma (9-0) 4/13
This season, the storied rivalry was even more important as both teams entered the College Football Playoff with their eyes set on the College Football Playoff. Both teams had previously been undefeated. The Spartans won the game-winning touchdown despite trailing 16 at halftime. This week's win by Michigan State, 37-33, means that the Spartans will be on every ballot. It is the first time this season that they have received more than one vote.
Georgia is again the unanimous No. After routing Florida 34-7 in Jacksonville, Georgia is the unanimous No. 1 team. The Gators did not score until the final minutes of the second period. The Bulldogs' defense looked different than almost everyone else in the country.
After a slow start, Cincinnati rallied and outscored Tulane 17-1 in the second half to win 31-12. Once, the Bearcats were a close unanimous choice for No. They were once a near unanimous selection for the No. 2 spot on every ballot, but have fallen a few spots -- even dropping off some ballots -- after back-to-back inconsistent performances.
Alabama enjoyed the luxury of a bye week during Week 9, ahead of next week's rivalry game against LSU. Despite a loss this season, the Crimson Tide are still on almost every ballot.
Many ballots contained the same four teams. However, Oklahoma rose to the top on four ballots following a 52-21 victory against Texas Tech. The Sooners are currently 9-0.
Andrea Adelson: 1. Georgia, 2. Michigan State, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Alabama
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Georgia, 2. Cincinnati, 3. Alabama, 4. Michigan State
Bill Connelly: Georgia, 2. Michigan State, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Oklahoma
Heather Dinich: Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Michigan State, 4. Cincinnati
David M. Hale: 1. Georgia, 2. Cincinnati, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Michigan State
Chris Low: 1. Georgia, 2. Michigan State, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Alabama
Ryan McGee: 1. Georgia, 2. Michigan State, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Alabama
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Georgia, 2. Michigan State, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Alabama
Alex Scarborough: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Michigan State, 4. Cincinnati
Mark Schlabach: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Michigan State
Paolo Uggetti: 1. Georgia, 2. Michigan State, 3. Alabama, 4. Cincinnati
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Georgia, 2. Michigan State, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Alabama
Dave Wilson: 1. Georgia, 2. Michigan State, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Alabama