Stanford is in a position to make a run at the College Football Playoff. Kyle Terada USA Today
The initial College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night and Stanford came in at No. 11.
The Cardinal have dominated opponents after its season-opening loss at Northwestern; however, the team struggled against Washington State last Saturday. While the Cardinal came away with the 30-28 victory, the close call may have had an impact on Stanford's initial rankings.
The Cardinal sit a 7-0, 6-1 in the Pac-12 and are ranked No. 9 in the AP Poll. Stanford is the only Pac-12 North team in the College Football Playoff top-25.
The top four teams on the initial list are Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama.