Ultimately, there wasn't too much drama with the top teams in the country yesterday. As a result, the College Football Playoff picture remains largely the same.
Alabama recovered from a sleepy first 10-10 first half against The Citadel to win 50-17.
Clemson knocked off Duke 35-6, while Notre Dame, which had the hardest match-up on paper, blasted No. 12 Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium.
Michigan was the only top four team in real danger yesterday, with Indiana closing the gap to eight points mid-way through the fourth quarter. The Wolverines wound up winning 31-20.
ESPN analysts released their new College Football Playoff predictions, and... you probably know what they look like.
Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Chris Low, and Adam Rittenberg each have the same playoff foursome, in the same order.
It is the same as the group that has been in place for a while now.
- Notre Dame
Things have been a bit stagnant here, but this weekend should bring some drama.
Alabama will be a big favorite over Auburn, but the Tigers do play up to great Alabama teams on occasion, and have a very good defense.
Clemson and Notre Dame have rivalry games against South Carolina and USC, respectively. The Gamecocks are a bowl team but will likely be overmatched, while the Trojans may be playing for Clay Helton's job.
The headline battle is Michigan at Ohio State. The Buckeyes struggled with Maryland yesterday, but the game is in Columbus, and to say that they have had Michigan's number is an understatement.