Predictions for the college football playoffs have changed dramatically, with two surprising half-field adjustments.
The first newcomer is Southern California. The Trojan’s path was revealed three weeks before him. Can he survive his trio of matches at UCLA, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pac-12 Championship to secure a spot in the semifinals?
The two steps are in the book and come with the latest steps Impressive defeat of the Fighting IrishThe final team will face Utah, the only team to ever beat USC. The Trojans should do better Friday and secure an unlikely berth in Lincoln Riley’s first season.
Other teams on the field are Michigan Off Ohio’s Impressive Loss This effectively allows the Wolverines to enter the field even with one more game remaining against Purdue in the Big Ten title game.
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Eliminated this week are the Buckeyes, who looked like a Big Ten class before their loss, and Clemson, who suffered a spectacular home loss to South Carolina.
Other adjustments for the week come in the New Year’s Six, where Kansas secured a Sugar Bowl spot and the Huskies moved to the Rose Bowl after Washington State beat Washington State. LSU dropped out of the Sugar Bowl, opening up a spot for Tennessee in the Orange Bowl.
Here’s what the rest of the bowl field looks like: With 41 postseason games outside of the National Championship game, the 6-win team has 82 spots. 79 teams have already qualified for the final weekend. Buffalo is 5-6, going up against Akron. Even if he wins, that means there are still two spots available, which could send him to a team that finished 6-6 but has two wins in the championship subdivision. there is. Appalachia led that group, and he finished the season with a 6-6 record. New Mexico and the Army both want him 5-6 and exempt from the NCAA. Army says he will face Navy on December 10, but needs approval to play in the Independence Bowl by December 3.
If slots remain, the 5-7 teams with the highest Academic Progress Report scores will get a first chance. Rice, followed by UNLV in the top position.
Note: Some meetings may not meet the bowl quota. An asterisk indicates an alternate pick. Bolded teams accept berths.