Three of four teams in the College Football Playoff top 4 rankings were upset on Saturday as Week 11 of the college football regular helped to shake up the CFP rankings that will come out for the third time on Tuesday.
Six teams in all were upset in the top 10 on Saturday, with the biggest four being Clemson, Michigan, Washington and Auburn.
At home, Clemson lost to Pittsburgh as the Panthers kicked a 48-yard field goal with only 6 second remaining in the games spoiling a game in which Deshaun Watson the Clemson quarterback set new records.
The loss now makes it much more difficult for Clemson to reach the CFP. Watson set a new yardage record in the ACC with 580 yards passing, but Clemson fell to 9-1.
Washington, ranked No. 4, lost to USC 26-13 as Sam Darnold had 287 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns. The loss snapped Washington’s winning streak at 12 straight and damaged its hopes to reach the CFP.
Michigan was headed towards a Big Ten East division title and a place in the Big Ten title game, but its path became a bit more complicated after being beat on Saturday by Iowa 14-13.
Alabama was the only team in the top 4 of the CFP rankings that won as the Crimson Tide routed Mississippi State 51-3 to remain at No. 1.
Previously on the outside looking in Ohio State and Louisville are the biggest benefactors of the upset in Week 11.
Ohio State trounced Maryland in its game on Saturday 62-3, while Louisville struggled for three quarters before pulling away in the fourth to win 44-12. The Cardinals scored 41 of their points during the second half.
Auburn was also upset on Saturday as the No. 8 Tigers went down at the hands of the Georgia Bulldogs 13-7.
The sixth and final team to be upset in the top 10 was the Texas A&M Aggies who were beaten 29-28 by the Ole Miss Rebels in a SEC showdown.
Not only will the AP top 25 be shuffled late Sunday when it comes out to start Week 12 but Tuesday’s College Football Playoff rankings will also have at least two and possibly three new teams in the coveted top four.
Alabama is assured of remaining on top overall with Ohio State and Louisville possibly moving into the top 4 and possible Clemson or Michigan remaining.