After a blockbuster weekend full of upsets in the top 10, the Alabama Crimson Tide remained in firm position at the top of the College Football Playoff Rankings thanks to a dominating win against Mississippi State.

The second, third and fourth ranked teams entering the weekend went down last Saturday as Clemson lost to Pittsburgh, Michigan lost at Iowa and Washington fell at home to USC.

In Tuesday’s release of the College Football Playoff rankings, Ohio State leaped to No. 2 while Michigan stayed at No. 3 and Clemson came in at No. 4.

During Wednesday’s edition of Southern Fried Sports, host Travis Reier provided his thoughts on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee’s latest rankings.

An issue that drew Reier’s attention was Ohio State’s No. 2 position in this week’s rankings and the possibility that the Buckeyes could make the CFB Playoff without winning the Big Ten title.

The host of Southern Fried Sports outlined a possible method that could allow Ohio State to land a playoff spot.

“It looks like right now that Ohio State may very well use the Alabama 2011 method in getting to this four-team playoff.” Reier stated.

Because of Ohio State's loss to Penn State, the Nittany Lions would represent the Big Ten East and appear in the Big Ten Championship Game if Ohio State topples Michigan.

The senior analyst later summarized how Alabama’s 2011 BCS National title helped college football transition from the BCS to the present playoff format, the similarity in this week’s CFB Playoff rankings and a hypothetical BCS ranking for this week and why Ohio State should be the second ranked team in college football.

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