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Colorado Buffaloes move up to No. 10 in College Football Playoff

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Colorado has returned to the top ten.

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The College Football Playoff ranking got shook up after a dramatic Saturday that saw eight teams in the Top 25 lose. What can't be predicted is where the teams might land after the last two weeks of the regular season.

The No. 10 Colorado Buffaloes moved up for a second straight week in the playoff ranking since coming in initially at No. 15. CU entered the desert of Tucson and came out victorious for the eighth time this season and now return home for the final two games against the No. 22 Washington State Cougars & No. 12  Utah Utes.

No. 1 Alabama stayed atop the rankings as one of two undefeated teams remaining, followed by No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Clemson and No. 5 Louisville. The Washington Huskies fell to No. 6 after a home loss to USC but are still in prime position to make the playoff if they win out and take the Pac-12.

Here's a look at the remaining schedule for the teams in the Top 15.

Rankings Current Standings Week 12 Week 13
No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 1st, SEC West vs. Chattanooga vs. No. 15 Auburn
No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes 2nd, Big Ten East @ Michigan State vs. No. 3 Michigan

No. 3 Michigan Wolverines

1st, Big Ten vs. Indiana @ No. 2 Ohio State
No. 4 Clemson Tigers 2nd, ACC Atlantic @Wake Forest vs. South Carolina
No. 5 Louisville Cardinals 1st, ACC Atlantic @Houston vs. Kentucky

No. 6 Washington Huskies

2nd, Pac-12 North vs. Arizona State @ No. 22 Washington State
No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers 1st, Big Ten West @ Purdue vs. Minnesota
No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions 3rd, Big Ten East @ Rutgers vs. Michigan State
No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners 1st, Big 12 @ No. 14 West Virginia vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State

No. 10 Colorado Buffaloes

1st, Pac-12 South vs. No. 22 Washington State vs. No. 11 Utah
No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys 2nd, Big 12 @ TCU @ No. 9 Oklahoma
No. 12 Utah Utes 3rd, Pac-12 South vs. Oregon @ No. 10 Colorado
No. 13 USC Trojans 2nd, Pac-12 South @ UCLA vs. Notre Dame

No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers

3rd, Big 12 vs. No. 9 Oklahoma @ Iowa State
No. 15 Auburn Tigers 2nd, SEC West vs. Alabama A&M

@ No. 1 Alabama

Here's how the teams in the rest of the top 25 ranked.

No. 16 LSU Tigers (6-3, 4-2 SEC)

No. 17 Florida State Seminoles (7-3, 4-3 ACC)

No. 18 Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten)

No. 19 Tennessee Volunteers (7-3, 3-3 SEC)

No. 20 Boise State Broncos (9-1, 5-1 MWC)

No. 21 Western Michigan Broncos (10-0, 6-0 Mid-American)

No. 22 Washington State Cougars (8-2, 7-0 Pac-12)

No. 23 Florida Gators (7-2, 5-2 SEC)

No. 24 Stanford Cardinal (5-3, 7-3 Pac-12)

No. 25 Texas A&M Aggies (7-3, 4-3 SEC)

If Colorado wins the next two games, they'll secure a South Division title to play in the Pac-12 championship on Dec. 2 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. This week's game vs. Washington State is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. MT with national television coverage on FOX.