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College Spun's College Football Playoff Field After Week 6

We're doing it again, trying to pick a College Football Playoff field after six weeks of play and an insane amount of craziness. 

It's hard. 

Where do you put Florida, a team that's undefeated and has looked great but just lost its starting quarterback to a year-long suspension? Where do you put Ohio State, everyone's No. 1 before the season and a squad that's still undefeated but has played a weak schedule and been unimpressive doing so? 

Here's where we'd place them. 

You can check out our field from last week here and how we arrived at the current foursome here.

College Football Playoff Field

1. Ohio State (6-0) 

The Buckeyes remain in the top spot kind of by default. Ohio State's still undefeated and (we think) still extremely talented, but Urban Meyer's squad has yet to really impress us. They're getting there, though. Meyer's decision to use J.T. Barrett as the red-zone quarterback appears to have worked, as Ohio State was perfect inside the 20 against Maryland. The key going forward might actually be the defense, which has given up some big plays in recent weeks and is suffering from a couple significant injuries. A night game Saturday against Penn State will give Ohio State the chance to impress on a national level. 

2. Utah (5-0) 

The Utes had the most-impressive resume of any team in the country heading into last week. Utah added to it last Saturday, beating a ranked Cal team at home. The collection of wins - Michigan, Oregon and now, Cal - is quite an accomplishment for Kyle Whittingham's program. The next two weeks are fairly large, as Utah hosts Arizona State before traveling to USC to face the Sarkisian-less Trojans. Can the Utes keep it rolling? We think so. 

3. Baylor (5-0) 

Outside of a fairly explosive Texas Tech team, Baylor really hasn't played anyone. Stop us if you've heard that one before. Even so, what the Bears are accomplishing on offense is breathtaking. Baylor leads the nation in scoring at 64.2 point per game, almost 12 points ahead of second place TTU. It is in the Top 10 in both passing and rushing offense. Art Briles may have found another gear, if that's even possible.

4. LSU (5-0) 

The Leonard Fournette hype train continues to roll. LSU did not disappoint in its impromptu home game against South Carolina, upending the Gamecocks 45-24. LSU's passing game is still nothing to write home about, but Brandon Harris did throw for over 200 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday. Of course, Fournette is the story, with over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns in just five games. Florida is the toughest test for the Tigers yet, but it will be without suspended quarterback Will Grier.

Next Two Out

5. Michigan State (6-0) 

The Spartans are undefeated, but their performances have left something to be desired. They’ve escaped each of the last two weeks against inferior opponents –Purdue and Rutgers—and the roster has been hampered by injuries. Still, their record is unblemished, and they have plenty of experience to go with a terrific head coach and capable quarterback. Michigan State will be put to the test this weekend in Ann Arbor, where Michigan is a touchdown-favorite. 

6. Clemson (5-0) 

The Tigers rolled over Georgia Tech last week and head coach Dabo Swinney seems to be cultivating an “us against the world” mentality. The team is led by a strong defense and the play of quarterback Deshaun Watson and running back Wayne Gallman. There’s definitely a championship buzz around this program. Now Clemson must take care of business the next three weeks against Boston College, Miami and NC State, because a home showdown with Florida State lurks on Nov. 7.

How the rankings shook out:

 Rank

Lombardi

Lyons 

Holleran 

Hladik 

Tackett 

Driscoll 

1. 

OSU

Utah

Baylor

OSU

Baylor

OSU

2.

Utah

OSU

OSU

Baylor

Utah

Utah

3. 

MSU

LSU

Utah

Utah

LSU

Baylor

4.

Bama

Baylor

Florida

MSU

Florida

Clemson

5.

Baylor

Clemson

LSU

LSU

OSU

LSU

6. 

TCU

TCU

TCU

TCU

MSU

MSU

7. 

LSU

Bama

Clemson

Bama

Clemson

TCU

8. 

Clemson

Texas A&M

MSU

Clemson

FSU

Texas A&M

9.

Texas A&M

Florida

Bama

Florida

TCU

Florida

10. 

Michigan

MSU

Texas A&M

Michigan

Bama

Bama

11.

Florida

FSU

Michigan

Texas A&M

Michigan

FSU

12.

Stanford

Michigan

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Texas A&M

Michigan

13.

Ole Miss

Stanford

FSU

ND

Stanford

Ole Miss

14.

ND

Ole Miss

Stanford

FSU

Ole Miss

ND

15.

FSU

ND

ND

Stanford

ND

Stanford

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