Other Big 12 teams in the top 25 are TCU at eighth and Iowa State at 15th.
"Ohio State is that much better", Palmer said.
I don't know about you, but I take exception to Palmer's off-handed wisdom.
Barkley is ahead in most Heisman straw polls, while Mayfield has slid.
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02: (L-R) ESPN's Rece Davis and Jesse Palmer on air prior to the Stanford Cardinal playing against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Tigers had three big wins in September against Auburn, Louisville and Virginia Tech before a surprise loss to Syracuse. Since the late-September loss, the Cowboys have won four straight games, including three victories in which they scored at least 41 points. Hocutt also praised the overall resumes for Notre Dame and Clemson, which each have multiple wins over teams in the rankings. OU is fifth and OSU is 11.
FBS Independent Notre Dame is one of the three non-Power 5 conferences in the top 25.
As of week 10, some teams have continued their dominance while others, such as Penn State have been handed their first loss.
The Sooners arguably have the best win of the 2017 season with their 31-16 victory over Ohio State.
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I thought they would keep Ohio State and, possibly, Oklahoma ahead of them, but they surprised me.
Nobody else in the hunt has a chance to beat No. 1 and No. 2 in the regular season.
Auburn debuted in the top 15 of the College Football Playoff rankings.
The top four teams in final rankings on Dec. 3 will play in the semifinals. All that said, Notre Dame figures to be at minimum a touchdown favorite in every game remaining on its schedule.
The Wolverines are not among the top 25 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday night. "There's a lot of ball left to be played (for everybody) in the country". We're ready for Week 10. Oklahoma State (7-1) 12.
Alabama has rarely been tested yet, with seven of the eight wins this season coming by double digits. #4 Clemson faces the same NC State team Notre Dame dispatched 35-14 this weekend in addition to the ACC Championship game.
The winners will meet in the national championship game on Jan. 8 in Atlanta.
Ohio State has played one ranked opponent since losing to Oklahoma. That can change this week, as Alabama hosts No. 19 LSU.