The Big Ten cracked up, broken by Kirk Ferentz and Mark Dantonio. Clemson kept doing what Clemson does. And Bedlam was exactly what was expected in the Big 12.
A Saturday of college football highlighted by seven games matching ranked teams was every bit as chaotic and fun as it was billed, even if #Pac12AfterDark ate up your extra hour of sleep the day the clocks fell back.
Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 10 of the college football season, when Wisconsin became the Big Ten's best hope to make the College Football Playoff.
1. Strange things happen in Iowa City to top-five teams. The Hawkeyes are now 4-1 against AP top-five opponents at home since 2008 — but none was as surprising their 55-24 victory against No. 3 Ohio State.
2. Ferentz's Hawkeyes came into this weekend with a thoroughly mediocre offense, ranking eighth in the Big Ten in yards per play at 5.28. They shredded the Buckeyes, averaging 6.95 yards per play and scoring more points than any team ever has against a team coached by Urban Meyer.
3. Sports talk radio in Columbus, Ohio, is not going to be a safe place for Buckeyes defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. This was not one for the resume tape of the former head coach hoping to land another top job.
5. The end result of Saturday is this: All the Big Ten East power teams have at least two losses and that's probably not going to get it done in the playoff race.
6. No. 4 Wisconsin — undefeated though not terribly impressive — is now the Big Ten's best hope to make the playoff. And the selection committee made it very clear last week that it is not really digging the Badgers, ranking them ninth.
7. To make matters worse for the Big Ten: Its champion doesn't even get an automatic trip to the Rose Bowl this season because Pasadena, California, is the site of a playoff semifinal.
8. Heisman Trophy reset time. Moving down: running backs. Penn State's Saquon Barkley, Stanford's Bryce Love and Notre Dame's Josh Adams were all quiet on Saturday. To be fair to Adams, he got banged up early in a runaway win against Wake Forest and the Irish decided to play it safe.
9. Also moving down: Ohio State's J.T. Barrett. The week after he played the game of his life against Penn State, he threw four picks against Iowa.
10. Moving up: Well, well, well, Baker Mayfield. Looks like moxiest quarterback in college football is the Heisman front-runner now.
19. Two reasons why No. 14 Auburn's 42-27 victory against Texas A&M was significant : First, if the Southeastern Conference wants to get a couple of teams in the playoff it needs the Tigers to be a quality opponent for both Georgia and Alabama. Second, that is loss No. 4 for Texas A&M, which makes it five straight seasons that coach Kevin Sumlin's team will finish with at least that many. Now more than ever it feels as if Sumlin's tenure in College Station is coming to an end.