With Week 10 in the books, and the second CFP rankings coming out tomorrow, it seems clear that five teams have a clear path to the playoffs by winning out: Bama, Clemson, Washington, and Michigan / Ohio State. The case for a two-loss SEC-champ Auburn to get in is there, but it’s also a lot less clear (how would the committee evaluate 2-loss Auburn against Louisville, especially with the rest of the SEC starting to fall apart and bringing down Auburn’s SOR?).
Time will tell, of course, and there’s much in the way of football to be played that could upset the Apple (Cup) cart. Wisconsin could finally find its identity and win the B1G CG. Washington could falter down the home stretch.
But for now, let’s bask in the glory of our respective wins, over our respective foes, with the respective perspective to be gained from each, including:
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Year Three of the College Football Playoffs isn’t going according to our historic script. We should be wringing our hands over the large number of undefeateds still in play. Instead, we’re left with a Saturday in November that won’t add much to the muddled picture of one-loss (and two-loss?) teams in the first CFP top 10.
Though the Bama/LSU promises to be an interesting matchup, what else is going on this weekend that compelling viewing? Certainly not the Suicide Squad extended version Blu-Ray.
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This is a big one, y’all, and it could turn out to be the weekend that solidifies all the artificial storylines we like about football: