It's not getting any easier.
We're seven weeks into the college football season and it's still incredibly difficult attempting to pick a College Football Playoff field. Who gets the top spot? Which undefeated Big 12 team - Baylor or TCU (or Oklahoma State)? How do you view Florida one game into its Will Grier-less season?
We try to answer all those questions, as we do every week.
Here's our College Football Playoff field, along with the next two teams out, after Week 7.
1. Ohio State (7-0)
The No. 1 team in our ranking will be led by a new starting quarterback on Saturday. Urban Meyer announced today that J.T. Barrett will start for the Buckeyes against Rutgers. This change comes after Barrett replaced Jones under center in the second half of OSU's game against Penn State. He played exceptionally well, leading an offense that looked scary good against the Nittany Lions. Perhaps Meyer's squad will now start to consistently look like a team deserving of a No. 1 ranking.
2. Baylor (6-0)
No college football team has looked more dominant through the first half of the season than the Bears, who have scored: 56, 66, 70, 63, 66, 62. They've got the best offense in the country and that isn't going to change (barring injuries, of course). What will change, though, is the level of competition Baylor faces. The first six games have been relatively easy for Art Briles squad; the next six are more daunting. Trips to Oklahoma State and TCU loom. Get through them and they're College Football Playoff bound.
3. Utah (6-0)
It is hard to top the resume that the Utes have built thus far this season. The Pac-12 has not quite lived up to expectations, but Utah did plenty of work in the non-conference, beating an impressive Michigan team. Even the Utah State 10-point win looks solid after the Aggies stomped Mountain West power Boise State, 52-26. Utah travels to USC on Saturday, for what will be an interesting match-up, as the Trojans play their first home game after the firing of Steve Sarkisian.
4. LSU (6-0)
It hasn't always been pretty, but LSU is now the lone undefeated team in college football's toughest conference: the SEC. The Tigers scored a win against a good Florida team, even without Will Grier, the same way they've defeated their other five victims: dominant running by Leonard Fournette finessed by opportunistic, efficient passing from Brandon Harris. LSU faces an explosive WKU team, and then has a week off before a massive showdown with Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Next Two Out
5. Clemson (6-0)
This might be Dabo Swinney's best team as the Tigers' coach. Clemson is 6-0 and will probably be favored in each of its remaining contests. There are three games remaining in which Clemson will likely have some difficulty getting through - this week at Miami, Nov. 9 vs. Florida State and Nov. 28 at South Carolina - though an undefeated season is a very legitimate possibility for the Tigers. A 13-0 campaign is likely what's needed to secure a College Football Playoff berth out of the ACC.
6. Alabama (6-1)
Here come the Crimson Tide. Four weeks removed from its home loss to Ole Miss, Alabama looks incredibly dominant, having blown out Georgia and Texas A&M in two of its last three games. The schedule, as it always seems to be in the SEC West, is ridiculously tough - the Crimson Tide have a game against LSU and one at Auburn left on the schedule, among others - though we're expecting Nick Saban's team to be 11-1 heading into the SEC Championship Game. We expect them to win that, too, and make the College Football Playoff for the second straight year.
Here's how the picks shook out.
So, college football fans - how'd we do?