NFP Top 25

Separation Saturday certainly gave us a clearer picture of the path to the inaugural College Football Playoff.

Four teams in the CFP Top 10 fell this weekend, as Auburn, Kansas State, Michigan State and Notre Dame were defeated, all but ending their hopes to make it into the four-team dance.

After 11 weeks of play, let's take a look at the National Football Post's newest Top 25.

2014 record in parentheses and last week’s ranking in brackets.

1. Mississippi State (9-0) [1]

2. Florida State (9-0) [2]

3. Oregon (9-1) [4]

4. Alabama (8-1) [3]

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5. TCU (8-1) [9]

6. Arizona State (8-1) [10]

7. Baylor (8-1) [12]

8. Ohio State (8-1) [13]

9. Auburn (7-2) [5]

10. Ole Miss (8-2) [11]

11. Nebraska (8-1) [14]

12. Georgia (7-2) [15]

13. Arizona (7-2) [16]

14. Kansas State (7-2) [7]

15. Notre Dame (7-2) [6]

16. Michigan State (7-2) [8]

17. Clemson (7-2) [17]

18. UCLA (8-2) [21]

19. Duke (8-1) [22]

20. LSU (7-3) [19]

21. Marshall (9-0) [24]

22. Colorado State (9-1) [25]

23. Wisconsin (7-2) [NR]

24. Georgia Tech (8-2) [NR]

25. Oklahoma (6-3) [18]

The next five: Louisville (7-3), Utah (6-3), USC (6-3), Missouri (7-2) and West Virginia (6-4)

Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.