The College Football Playoff committee's warmup rankings are over and now it's time to get serious.
Four losses in the top 10 last week exposed Baylor and Louisiana State and moved the Pac-12 Conference to comfortable balcony seats to watch the action below.
Two-loss teams were escorted out of top-10 contention by security guards while new faces stepped in to take their places.
But, wait, it's not as black as it seemed Saturday for the Pac 12. It's dark, but not black.
Stanford dropped eight spots to No. 15 in the USA Today coaches' poll, which used to have a say in the title-picking matter, but only four spots to No. 11 in Tuesday's only ranking that...