Friday, 16 November, 2018


11 in playoff rankings

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches from the sideline during Ohio State’s loss to Purdue on Oct. 20 2018. More Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches from the sideline during Ohio State’s loss to Purdue on Oct. 20 2018. More
Noah Ferguson | 09 November, 2018, 11:22

The nation's top-four teams - Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and MI - are all favored by at least 16.5 points in the latest Week 11 college football odds. The Crimson Tide silenced critics who believed the team hasn't played anybody worth an ounce of salt this season after defeating No. 3 LSU in dominant fashion.

"Their defense is extremely strong, " selection committee chairman Rob Mullens said of LSU still being ranked No. 7 despite having two losses. "Their two losses come against No. 1 Alabama, on the road to Florida".

Giving up over 700 yards to Temple isn't a good sign for a team that wants to be in the top four, but UCF still got the win last week to improve to 8-0 and extend the program's winning streak to 21 games. Clemson can clinch the ACC Atlantic and a spot in the ACC title game with a victory against the Eagles. In each of the 11 weeks, at least two teams were eliminated, including two - Kentucky and LSU - in Week 10.

Iowa State who beats a Kansas team that just fired its coached jumped ahead of Fresno State and if the argument is that the Jayhawks are a Power 5 team in the Big 12 and the Bulldogs win over UNLV is way different.

Out west, stud receiver N'keal Harry led the Arizona State Sun Devils on their second ranked win of the season over Utah which dropped the Utes out of the new AP top 25. The 3 p.m. contest will be televised by CBS. The Huskies were unranked last week, when the College Football Playoff released its initial rankings, but slipped in Tuesday after a 27-23 win over Stanford.

Michigan's revenge tour ended with a convincing rout of Penn State, eliminating the Nittany Lions from the Playoff discussion completely. West Virginia 10. Ohio State 11.

If you have a scenario where Bama, Clemson and Notre Dame all win out, then the final spot will be given to a one-loss conference champion. Not awful. To get to 11-1 and a Big 12 title could mean two victories over Oklahoma in consecutive weekends. Also, Georgia and Alabama host No. 24 Auburn and No. 16 Mississippi State. Boston College 18. Michigan State 19. Ohio State rounds out the top ten.

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