Penn State (8-2) is the fourth Big Ten team in the top 10. It moved from No. 8 to No. 7. Oklahoma ranks eighth. Louisville (8-2), the only team in the top 10 to lose last week, fell from No. 5 to No. 11 after losing 36-10 to Houston.
This was the second-to-last playoff ranking released before the four playoff semifinalists are named at noon Dec. 4, the day after the Big Ten championship game.
Here is the complete top 25: Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson, Washington, Wisconsin, Penn State, Oklahoma, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Louisville, USC, Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Nebraska, Tennessee, West Virginia, Boise State, Houston, Western Michigan, Utah, Washington State, Stanford and Navy.