Maybe the Big Ten should have its own playoff.For the second straight week, the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings have a distinct Big Ten feel. Four of the top seven teams in this weeks rankings are from the Big Ten, including No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan, who square off Saturday in Columbus (noon ET, ABC/ESPN App). Wisconsin is No. 6, and Penn State is No. 7.This might be the final calm before the storm, especially with Rivalry Week and so many big matchups looming. In addition to the Michigan-Ohio State showdown, the Washington-Washington State, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Clemson-South Carolina and Alabama-Auburn rivalry games will also play key roles in determining who gets into the playoff.Perhaps the big question is this: Can two Big Ten teams make the playoff?If so, it would be the first time in the playoff era that two teams from the same conference made the field.For the Big Ten to crash the playoff party with two teams, its going to need some help. Washington is No. 5 this week. But if the Huskies lose Friday at No. 23 Washington State or against the South winner in the Pac-12 championship game, that could very well eliminate the Pac-12 from playoff contention.The Oklahoma-Oklahoma State winner also remains in the hunt. The Sooners are No. 8 and the Cowboys No. 10 this week. The Bedlam winner will have a chance but probably needs an upset in one of the other conference championship games.Believe it or not, Penn State might be the Big Ten team that has the clearest path to the playoff if the Nittany Lions beat Michigan State at home Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) and Ohio State beats Michigan. That would put Penn State, not Ohio State, in the Big Ten championship game against either Wisconsin or No. 16 Nebraska. If the Nittany Lions, who have a head-to-head win over Ohio State (on Oct. 22), win the Big Ten title, the committee might be hard-pressed to go with the Buckeyes over the Nittany Lions in that scenario, even though Ohio State would have one fewer loss.USC, one of the countrys hottest teams, is still outside the top 10 this week at No. 12 and an extreme long shot. The Trojans would probably need chaos to have any chance to make the field. For starters, they would need to win the Pac-12 championship and probably would need Clemson to be upset in the ACC championship game.Keep in mind that the conference championship quotient isnt applied until that final weekend when the titles are decided.Either way, it could get dicey for the committee if it comes down to a choice between Ohio State and Penn State. Robert Parish Celtics Jersey . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. 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CINCINNATI -- Vontaze Burfict anticipated a pass over the middle and got there first, grabbing his second interception of the game.The Bengals linebacker was making an impact again.Its been a while.Burfict was back to being a dominating linebacker during Cincinnatis 32-14 win over the Eagles on Sunday.He had two of the Bengals three interceptions, a season-high 15 tackles, and four passes knocked down -- his best all-around game since his famous playoff meltdown.Its like a test, Burfict said . You practice during the week, and on Sundays you have to pass the test. Thats my competitiveness.His marks have been merely above-average for most of the season.The volatile linebacker hadnt picked off a pass since an 18-16 playoff loss to Pittsburgh, when his late interception appeared to seal a Cincinnati victory. Burfict was so caught up in the moment that he ran all the way to the tunnel with the ball.But Jeremy Hill fumbled, and Burfict put the Steelers in range for the winning field goal by hitting Antonio Brown in the head after an incomplete pass, drawing a personal foul. The NFL suspended him for the first three games of this season because of that hit and others.He has so far avoided an egregious play this season. Hes also been less of a factor since returning from the suspension, getting eight or fewer tackles in three of his first four games as he worked his way back into shape. Hes been back in form the past few games, helping Cincinnatis defense find its form.The Bengals (4-7-1) have held each of the past three opponents to 19 points or fewer, with Burfict making game-changing plays.And hes finally heeded his coaches admonitions to avoid the personal fouls that have cost Cincinnati field position and a playoff game.Hes (going) 100,000 miles per hour, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said. Youuve got to slow him down some.ddddddddddddBurficts first interception came on a short pass by Carson Wentz, ending Philadelphias opening drive in the second half. He had another interception on a pass over the middle in the fourth quarter and returned it 47 yards before Wentz and tight end Zach Ertz brought him down.That quarterback is fast, Burfict said.The defenses improvement -- with Burfict in the middle of everything -- has come too late to make a difference in the Bengals season.In order to win the division, they have to win their last four games, starting Sunday in Cleveland (0-12), and have both Pittsburgh (7-5) and Baltimore (7-5) collapse in December.But the defenses resurgence means that the Steelers and Ravens can expect a challenging game when they come to Paul Brown Stadium later this season.Pittsburgh visits on Dec. 18 and Baltimore on Jan. 1 in the final regular-season game.So long as Burfict keeps playing at the level he did on Sunday, the Bengals defense will be formidable.He thinks hes the best at everything, receiver Brandon LaFell said. He thinks hes the best running back, the best pass catcher. With these two INTs, Im going to hear about this for the rest of the season. He backs it up with his play, though.Game notes The Bengals are tied for second in the NFL with 14 interceptions, one behind San Diego. Baltimore and Kansas City also have picked off 14 passes. ... The club record for interceptions in a season is 34 in 1996, when Ashley Ambrose had eight. ... The Bengals beat the Browns 31-17 at Paul Brown Stadium on Oct. 23. They didnt win another game until Sunday.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '