We’re now one month into the season, which means we’re one month closer to determining who will be selected for the second edition of the College Football Playoff. Yet at this point, it’s not easy to identify four strong candidates. Consider that Utah, a team picked by Pac-12 media in the preseason to finish fifth in the conference’s south division, cracked the top 10 of The AP Top 25 poll this week. Week 5 may provide some more clarity, but it could just as easily raise more questions about where teams fit in the national pecking order.
Will Georgia pull off its first big win of the season against Alabama in Athens? Can Oklahoma survive a test from fellow Big 12 undefeated team West Virginia? Should Ohio State be concerned about a trip to face unbeaten Indiana? SI.com’s team of college football writers—Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Colin Becht, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman—offers its predictions for those games and more.
Week 5 picks
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