Week 4 was an opportunity for true contenders to take it easy for a week and for false contenders (LSU, Notre Dame) to blow up their seasons. Here are the four teams that have the best chance of qualifying for the College Football Playoff after this week.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide.

Coach Nick Saban was kind enough to invite his alma mater, Kent State, to Alabama, where he proceeded to force them to endure a 48-0 drubbing. The game was an opportunity for the offense to reboot after some early season struggles. Alabama will host Kentucky on Saturday night.

2. Louisville Cardinals

Some felt the trip to visit the Marshall Thundering Herd was a trap for Louisville, and after one quarter, those critics were validated by a lowly 7-0 lead for the Cardinals.

Then, Heisman Trophy frontrunner Lamar Jackson went off and did his thing, adding another seven touchdowns to his ridiculous total, and propelling Louisville to a 59-28 victory. Louisville has a massive game coming up this weekend at Clemson.

3. Clemson Tigers

Clemson got off to a hot start at Georgia Tech on Thursday night, using their lead to comfortably secure a win over the Yellow Jackets 26-7. The Thursday night win may be fortuitous to Clemson; they have an extra two days to prepare for their Saturday night showdown against Louisville, where the winner will have the inside track to win the ACC and take one of the four playoff spots at the end of the season.

4. Ohio State Buckeyes

The most newsworthy thing to come out of Columbus this week was an incident where assistant coach Greg Schiano accidentally hit a bicyclist with his car (the biker is in stable condition) - the Buckeyes had off this week.

Schiano used to be the head coach at Rutgers and was perhaps the most successful coach in the school's history. The new head coach of Rutgers is Chris Ash, who was the Ohio State defensive coordinator prior to taking the job with the Scarlet Knights. This makes the Scarlet Knights' trip to Ohio State on Saturday afternoon a homecoming of sorts for several key figures.

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