The path for a two-loss playoff participant looks quite a bit clearer after Saturday afternoon. And the Badgers, if they take care of business against MI and whoever emerges in the I-got-it-you-take-it Big Ten East (most likely Ohio State), will secure a berth in the playoff. This showdown between Notre Dame and Miami will undoubtedly be the college football game of the week. If there's enough tumult elsewhere - and a combination of the Oklahoma-Texas Christian victor taking a loss in the next three weeks, a Notre Dame loss anywhere and Alabama reducing its remaining opposition to rubble - why couldn't it happen? One week after the Buckeyes' 31-point loss at Iowa, we're there. The rebuttal to the rebuttal: If there's enough carnage in the next couple weeks, yes.
When talking about his week's rankings, CFP selection committee chairman Kirby Hocutt reference Georgia thusly: "Georgia with its undefeated record and its victory over Notre Dame is No. 1".
No. 2 Alabama (-14.5) at No. 16 Mississippi State - 7 p.m. on ESPN: Alabama totally bottled up Nick Fitzgerald in this game a year ago, holding him to 15 net rushing yards on 11 attempts and just 145 passing yards with a 30 percent completion rate. Even then, they might not be in. A week after scoring 55 points on Ohio State, 6-3 Iowa managed just 66 total yards in Madison. The last time the Fighting Irish and Hurricanes played when both were ranked in the top-10 was 1990. That's the same place they were in last week, with several teams leapfrogging them.
Army has eight victories in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1984-85 after its 21-16 defeat of Duke.
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SBI standalone profit falls 37.7%
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Arguably the most exciting game of the week because of the history of the two rivals.
UCF doesn't play in a power conference, despite the best efforts of the American Athletic Conference to consider itself as such. Auburn is a team that's hard to figure out but might be the best 7-2 team that no one is talking about. The Trojans find themselves in a good position.
Additionally, you saw No.5 Oklahoma outlast No.6 TCU, No.8 Wisconsin crush No.20 Iowa and an unranked Stanford Cardinal squad upset visiting No.9 Washington. While a tough test with Alabama in their season finale lingers the reality is that Auburn has to win this game first in order for that game to matter. A 9-4 finish certainly isn't a stretch for a program that has largely handled its business while benefiting from a deteriorating SEC East. Expect another defensive battle in this Big Ten matchup. If the Tigers were to lose to SC in their regular-season finale but then win the ACC (especially over unbeaten Miami) and Auburn (which Clemson beat) wins the SEC, Clemson might have a case as a two-loss playoff team. Don't count on it. And the Hurricanes opponent was also decided in Week 11, as Clemson's win over Florida State clinched another Atlantic Division title for coach Dabo Swinney's team. Clemson is basically locked in on a five-game tournament at this point.