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College Spun's College Football Playoff Field After Week 5

The fifth week of the college football season was, by far, the craziest yet. 

The country's top two teams, Ohio State and Michigan State, both eked out close victories. Nearly half of the top 10 - Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Georgia and UCLA - lost. The presumed favorites in the SEC East and SEC West, were each blown out. 

We're not really sure how anyone would be able to pick a College Football Playoff field right now, but we're going to try anyway. 

Here's our playoff foursome after Week 5. You can view last week's field here and how we arrived at the field here

1. Ohio State (5-0) 

Urban Meyer's squad really hasn't looked like the No. 1 team in the country for an extended period of time this season. Has any team, though? The Buckeyes take over the top spot in our playoff poll basically by default. They're undefeated and have a couple of decent road wins (Virginia Tech, Indiana) but nothing close to a marquee victory. The potential for greatness is still there, however. Ohio State remains one of - if not, the - most-talented teams in the country. And, most importantly, because of the schedule, the Buckeyes have some time to figure out. Will they? 

2. Baylor (4-0) 

The 63-35 victory against Texas Tech impressed us. The Red Raiders, after all, came within a freak play of beating TCU last week. Baylor has now won each of its games by at least 28 points, scoring: 56, 70, 66, 63. No one has looked more dominant than Art Briles' squad. If they had played a tougher schedule, the Bears would likely be our No. 1. The chances for good wins don't come for a while, though, as Baylor isn't scheduled to face a ranked team until the second week of November. 

3. Michigan State (5-0)

Everything that we said about Ohio State - save for the most-talented team in the country part - can be said about the Spartans. Mark Dantonio's squad is definitely good. It's undefeated. The win against Oregon looks less impressive by the week, though, and Michigan State has yet to really appear dominant in victory. As long as they stay unbeaten, the Spartans will remain in the playoff hunt. And a victory against Ohio State would definitely suffice as the resume-booster needed to really secure a playoff berth. 

4. Utah (4-0) 

The Utes remain in the No. 4 spot for the second straight week. Their win against Michigan looks better and better - Jim Harbaugh has the Wolverines playing really good football - and despite Oregon's struggles, a blowout victory over the Ducks in Eugene, Ore. will always be impressive. The Pac-12 slate is a tough one. Utah is set to face Cal, Arizona State and USC over the next three weeks. If the Utes can remain undefeated after those contests, it'd almost be impossible to keep them out of the No. 1 spot. 

Next Two Out: 

5. LSU (4-0) 

We'll be stunned if the SEC doesn't get a team into the playoff this year, but right now, there just isn't a team that's extremely deserving of a spot in the top four. That, almost definitely, will change as the season goes on. Right now, LSU seems to have the best resume. The Tigers are undefeated, have two decent wins - Auburn, Mississippi State - and are led by the Heisman Trophy frontrunner. An Oct. 17 contest against also-undefeated Florida looms extremely large. 

6. TCU (5-0) 

The Horned Frogs followed their narrow escape against Texas Tech with an extremely uncompetitive, 50-7 blowout of Texas. Gary Patterson's squad is clearly talented and capable of making a run into the playoff; it just doesn't have the necessary wins yet. TCU just has to remain undefeated until the end of November, when it's set to face Oklahoma and Baylor in back-to-back weeks. An unbeaten season is probably what is required for this team to make it in this season. 

Here's how the picks shook out: 

 Rank

Lombardi

Lyons 

Holleran 

Hladik 

Tackett 

Driscoll 

1. 

MSU

Utah

Baylor

OSU

Baylor

OSU

2.

OSU

OSU

OSU

Baylor

MSU

TCU

3. 

Utah

LSU

LSU

MSU

LSU

MSU

4.

Bama

MSU

OU

Utah

TCU

Bama

5.

TCU

Baylor

TCU

TCU

Utah

Baylor

6. 

Baylor

OU

Utah

LSU

Clemson

Clemson

7. 

LSU

Bama

Clemson

Bama

Bama

Utah

8. 

OU

Clemson

MSU

Clemson

Florida

LSU

9.

Clemson

TCU

Bama

OU

ND

OU

10. 

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Florida

Texas A&M

OSU

Florida

11.

Florida

Florida

Texas A&M

Florida

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

12.

Ole Miss

N'Western

FSU

FSU

OU

FSU

13.

Stanford

Stanford

N'Western

Ole Miss

FSU

N'Western

14.

ND

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

ND

Stanford

Ole Miss

15.

UCLA

FSU

ND

Michigan

Michigan

Stanford

So, college football fans - did we get it right?