Week 13's Top 10: Defeats by Alabama, Miami Re-Shape a Playoff Picture

It was a furious weekend with copiousness of fireworks. No. 1 and No. 2 both went down, environment a theatre for a fun championship weekend ahead.

1. Oklahoma: Baker Mayfield didn’t start yet he was prepared to go and OU drilled 7–5 WVU, 59–31. The Sooners large 3 wins: during OSU, during Oklahoma State and over TCU are a best contingent of wins any group has this season. Or during slightest a best contingent of any group not named Auburn.

2. Clemson: Hammering an 8–4 South Carolina group on a road, 34–10, was a good approach to conduct into a ACC pretension game. Plus a win over Auburn keeps looking better.

3. Auburn: The Tigers took it to a Tide after thumping Georgia. That’s an considerable double. Another win in a SEC pretension diversion all yet assures Gus Malzahn’s patrol of apropos a initial two-loss group to make a playoff.

4. Wisconsin: Paul Chryst’s group had no difficulty during Minnesota, pulsation a Gophers, 31–0. The Badgers are still undefeated. Their best win is over 9–3 Northwestern to go with a flattering good win over 8–4 Michigan, and over a nine-win FAU team. But they’ll also have a possibility to make a bigger matter subsequent week opposite Ohio State in a Big Ten pretension game.

5. Alabama: Nick Saban is a biggest college football manager of this era and, in my opinion, of all time, yet we consider it’s a widen to contend a Tide should be in a playoff. Not formed on their résumé this season. It’s not their error that a top-five FSU group had a broken of a deteriorate after losing QB Deondre Francois in a opener, yet a existence is with a 26–14 detriment to Auburn Saturday, they only don’t have that many for a cabinet to hang their hats on. Their best win is over 9–3 LSU. After that it’s opposite 8–4 Mississippi State, that mislaid to a large loser on Thanksgiving night. It’s loyal MSU mislaid QB Nick Fitzgerald in that game, yet a Rebels were personification with their backup QB too. The Tide could means a detriment before a playoff, yet we consider it had to be in a SEC pretension diversion after during slightest violence Auburn on a road.

6. Miami: The Canes stumbled during Pitt. It also didn’t assistance that their best win, a blowout of Notre Dame, doesn’t lift as many weight as it used to. Their win over 9–3 Virginia Tech, though, is flattering good too. And if they kick a really gifted Clemson group subsequent week in a ACC pretension game, that’d be their new showcase résumé piece.

7. Ohio State: This hasn’t been a good year for Michigan, yet violence a Wolverines on a highway is still a flattering good win. The Buckeyes also degraded 10-win Penn State and walloped 9–3 Michigan State. They do have dual losses, with a bad one in their blowout L during Iowa, yet if they can give Wisconsin their initial better of a season, their résumé seems like it’d be good adequate to make a CFP.

8. Georgia: The Dawgs dominated a common Georgia Tech group on a road, 38–7. They have a good (not great) win during Notre Dame and over 8–4 South Carolina, and will get a possibility to revenge their new detriment to Auburn subsequent week. If they win that, I’m flattering certain they’ll be in a CFP.

9. UCF: Even if they win a AAC title, we don’t see any trail for them into a playoff, yet a Knights are utterly good. They kick a gifted USF group that is 9–2 in arguably a many interesting diversion of a year on Friday. Earlier in a year they churned 10–1 Memphis, and they’ll get those Tigers again subsequent week.

10. Penn State: Maryland was no compare in a 66–3 PSU romp. The Nittany Lions’ best win is outstanding 9–3 Northwestern on a road, 31–7. They also dejected 8–4 Michigan too and won during 7–5 Iowa, however they have dual waste and even yet they were both on a highway to ranked teams and by only a total 4 points, they don’t have anything else to springboard them into CFP contention.

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