Outkick’s Top Ten For Week 10 2016

Oct 27, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (14) passes against the California Golden Bears in the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Richard Mackson

We finally got some chaos in what has been a pretty chaos free season. 

So what did the weekend’s shake up mean for the Outkick top ten?

Here we go:

1. Alabama

The Crimson Tide are the best team in college football and there isn’t a close second best team in the country. 

2. Ohio State

The Buckeye offense is finally rolling. 

The question: is it rolling enough to beat Michigan the last weekend of the regular season?

3. Michigan

The Wolverines finally got a challenge from someone in the Big Ten, but, amazingly, I’m not even going to drop them more than one spot. 

Meaning the game against Ohio State is still a default playoff game. 

4. Clemson

The Tigers have been wobbly all season and finally paid the price against Pittsburgh.

But here’s the deal, as long as Clemson finishes 12-1 and wins the ACC title then this loss will only matter for purposes of seeding. 

5. Louisville

Do I believe the Cardinals would beat Clemson on a neutral field right now? Yes. But Louisville lost to Clemson. And every first tiebreaker in all of sports is head-to-head games.

So there’s no way I can rank Louisville ahead of Clemson as long as both teams have the same number of losses. 

6. Wisconsin

The Badgers lost to two teams in my top three, by seven at Michigan and in overtime against Ohio State.

That means the Badgers will make the playoff if they finish 11-2 and win the Big Ten title.

7. Washington

Now comes the big playoff debate, will the Washington Husky resume at 12-1 be good to make the playoff?

I just don’t see it unless, maybe, they get USC in the Pac 12 title game and could erase this loss. 

But the more alarming thought to Washington fans has to be this, can this Husky team win at Washington State in 13 days?

8. Penn State

The Nittany Lions are going to win ten games and do you realize that Penn State wins the Big Ten East if Ohio State beats Michigan?

That means Penn State is still alive for the playoff.  

9. USC

I know the Trojans have three losses, but tell me how many teams would beat USC if they played them next weekend. Personally, I think USC could beat anyone in the country right now except Alabama. (And no one is beating Alabama.)

They are definitely a top ten team if you’ve been watching college football for the past six weeks. 

10. Oklahoma 

I have no idea who else to put into the top ten. 

So the Sooners get the nod over West Virginia, who is my number 11 team. 

Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.