Rivalry Week is here. It’s also a final week of a unchanging deteriorate and a tip 5 teams in a College Football Playoff rankings face hurdles from their biggest rivals.
With a week to go until a final rankings, keep adult to date with a latest for a playoff contenders.
Dinich projects a committee’s tip six
Here’s a projection of a committee’s tip 6 streamer into a 12 p.m. ET games:
Is Western Michigan in?
The highest-ranked Group of 5 champion is guaranteed a mark in a New Year’s Six bowl, and after No. 19 Boise State’s detriment to Air Force, undefeated and No. 21-ranked Western Michigan should be a committee’s top-ranked Group of 5 group this week after a 55-35 win over Toledo. No. 20 Houston also mislaid on Friday, to Memphis. Western Michigan will play Ohio for a initial time this deteriorate in a MAC championship diversion during Ford Field in Detroit. If a Broncos win, they should be headed to a Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
UW kicks off Rivalry Week with CFP statement
No. 5 Washington done a clever matter with a 45-17 win over No. 23 Washington State in a Apple Cup, and a Huskies will get another glorious event to stir a College Football Playoff preference cabinet in a Pac-12 pretension diversion on Friday opposite possibly Colorado or USC, possibly of that will be rarely ranked.
If a Huskies win a Pac-12 during 12-1 with a clever finish, it’s formidable to suppose a cabinet would bypass them in preference of a two-loss group or a group that didn’t win a discussion title. Further, there is a PR emanate that a cabinet wants to avoid: Leaving a Pac-12 out of a CFP dual uninterrupted years.. — Ted Miller
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Playoff impact games
Friday, Nov. 25
No. 5 Washington 45, Washington State 17
Iowa 40, No. 16 Nebraska 10
Saturday, Nov. 26
No. 3 Michigan during No. 2 Ohio State, noon ET (ABC/ESPN App)
No. 13 Auburn during No. 1 Alabama, 3:30 ET
Notre Dame during No. 12 USC, 3:30 ET (ABC/ESPN App)
Michigan State during No. 7 Penn State, 3:30 ET (ESPN/ESPN App)
Minnesota during No. 6 Wisconsin, 3:30 ET
No. 22 Utah during No. 9 Colorado, 7:30 ET
South Carolina during No. 4 Clemson, 7:30 ET (ESPN/ESPN App)
If you’re a fan of one of these teams on a outward of a playoff picture, looking in, here’s who we should be rooting for.
Oklahoma: Washington State, South Carolina, Penn State
The two-loss Big 12 teams didn’t get any assistance from Washington State, that was routed by Washington. A South Carolina dissapoint over one-loss Clemson would be nice, though what a Sooners could unequivocally use is Penn State winning a Big Ten, so they would be compared with a associate two-loss discussion champ.
Oklahoma State: Washington State, South Carolina, Penn State
The Cowboys are looking during a same scenarios as a Sooners, even if manager Mike Gundy thinks his team’s record should be 10-1 deliberation a argumentative finish to a Central Michigan game.
Penn State: Washington State, Ohio State
If a Buckeyes to kick a Wolverines, James Franklin’s organisation can bind a Big Ten East with a win over Michigan State. Without assistance from Washington State, there will still be some watchful and examination for a Nittany Lions to see if they get in.
For a Huskies, it’s flattering simple. They did their partial in demolishing Washington State. Now, they base for Michigan to win this week (and in a Big Ten pretension game). Chris Petersen’s group binds a lot of cards. Now they contingency win a Pac-12 and benefaction their box as a one-loss discussion champ.
USC: Utah, afterwards pristine chaos
Before anything else, USC needs Utah to kick Colorado, so a Trojans have a possibility to win a Pac-12 title. They indispensable things to go unequivocally crazy, and so far, it hasn’t. Washington rubbed Washington State, so USC waits to watch if South Carolina can hit off Clemson and wish for a ton of Big Ten upsets. Even that competence not be enough, though with a second win over a Huskies in a Pac-12 pretension game, it could get interesting.
Brewing Big Ten controversy
Low: It’s time to start meditative about dual Big Ten teams in a playoff.
Dinich: If a College Football Playoff were today.