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Cowboys Move to No. 6 in College Football Playoff Rankings

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After holding the No. 8 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings last week, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have moved two spots to No. 6.

The Cowboys moved to 10-0 for only the second time in program history following their 35-31 victory against the Iowa State Cyclones.

Clemson stays in their spot after running away from Syracuse last week. Clemson's next game is against 3-7 Wake Forest, a game in which the Tigers are favored by 29 points.

Alabama defeated No. 17 Mississippi State in a convincing fashion, and will look to keep their place at least for another week following this Saturday's contest against Charleston Southern.

Ohio State is coming off of their 28-3 victory over Illinois. The Buckeyes will have their hands full this weekend with No. 9 ranked Michigan State.

Notre Dame keeps their spot at No. 4 coming off of a lackluster victory over Wake Forest at home. They will be playing Boston College on Saturday night at Fenway Park.

Iowa struggled last week at home against Minnesota, squeaking by with a 40-35 win over the Golden Gophers. The Hawkeyes will play 2-8 Purdue this Saturday as 21 point favorites.

As exciting as this is, rankings do not matter for the Cowboys right now. They have two top-10 opponents left on their schedule, and as cliche as it sounds, they control their own destiny -- a lot can happen between now and the end of the season. If the Cowboys were to defeat both Baylor and Oklahoma, they would have three quality wins over ranked teams and a conference championship under their belt. If they were to go undefeated and somehow not be placed in the top four, then we'd have a different problem on our hands. But for now, let's just focus, take a deep breath, and wait for the Baylor game on Saturday.