More football more fun! Time to revisit the pipe dream playoff field. If you're late to the party, there's more of an explanation here.
A week after Stanford handled Oregon, they turn around and drop the proverbial ball against a Kiffin-less and therefore improving USC squad. Otherwise there wasn't much shifting among the heavyweights. Oklahoma St. jumped a couple SEC teams with their win over Texas, but due to playoff selection procedures this didn't affect the field at all, as Texas A&M and South Carolina weren't eligible. With a fraction of a lead over UCLA, Michigan State gives the Big Ten its first at-large bid to date.
Here's the latest field:
#1 Alabama (SEC Champion) [Last week: 1]
#2 Florida State (ACC Champion) 
#3 Ohio State (Big Ten Champion) 
#4 Baylor (Big 12 Champion) 
#5 Oregon (Pac-12 Champion) 
#6 Auburn (At-large, SEC #2) 
#7 Clemson (At-large, ACC #2) 
#8 Missouri (At-large, SEC #3) 
#9 Stanford (At-large, Pac-12 #2) 
#10 Oklahoma State (At-large, Big 12 #2) 
#11 Michigan State* (At-large, Big Ten #2) [DNQ]
#12 Fresno State (Mountain West Champion) 
#13 Northern Illinois (MAC Champion) 
#14 Central Florida (AAC Champion) 
#15 East Carolina (C-USA Champion) 
#16 Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt Champion) 
#11 South Carolina (SEC #4; replaced by Michigan State)
#12 Texas A&M (SEC #5; bypassed by Michigan State)
Arizona State (8-2)
The second-round matchup potential in this one is probably the best yet. Michigan St.-Ohio St., Baylor-Oregon, and Alabama-Stanford are all very interesting.