Huge losses by Then-No. 1 Georgia and No. 3 Notre Dame shook up the College Football Playoff rankings and left the door open for other contenders to return to the conversation.
With a slate of potentially lopsided nonconference games, the weekend might not have much drama, but with the playoff on the line, no team can afford to look ahead.
Where things stand
Here are the games that matter most in the playoff picture and what the teams' fans should be watching: