What a crazy weekend of college football. This week we could see even more movement in the top 8. Here’s my prediction.
Really tempted to put ‘Bama here but safe bet is Oregon moving up one spot. They are getting healthy at the right time as well. Pac=12 Championship game is looming.
Remaining games: Colorado, at Oregon State
That defense looks like one of the best ever. The offense is another story. With the Iron Bowl and potentially the SEC Championship Game left, it really doesn’t matter where ‘Bama is ranked at this point. They just have to win.
Remaining games: Western Carolina, Auburn
3. Florida State
They look horrible and unfocused until the 3rd quarter. No one left on schedule to challenge them. Biggest date is Winston’s hearing.
Remaining games: Boston College, Florida
4. Mississippi State
This could be where things get crazy. I can’t see MSU falling down past Baylor, Ohio State, Was all ready to put TCU here or even Arizona State.
Remaining games: Vanderbilt, at Ole Miss
On Deck: The Next 4
There really isn’t a whole lot of separation in the next three teams.
The end of the year game with KSU looms large. But without a championship game to play, I’m not sure they can sneak in the top 4.
Remaining games: at Texas Tech, Kansas State
They won this weekend but they are running out of impressive games to jump into the top 4. The rest of the Big 10 isn’t helping them either.
Remaining games: Indiana, Michigan
Like I said last week, TCU could not afford the kind of game they had at Kansas. After playing like that, the Texas game looks very dangerous for them.
Remaining games: @Texas, Iowa State
There are many 2 loss teams that could sit here – Georgia, Michigan State, UCLA. With the loss of Treadwell, it’s tempting to let Ole Miss slide down the polls. But their defense is too stout.
Remaining games: @Arkansas, Mississippi State
We will see what the committee comes up with. Love to hear your thoughts in the comments.