You wanted equality and uncertainty in the college football playoff race? This is your year. The two fields of last season have already been lost. Another hard beat Toledo last week. The season’s hot favorite needed a late stop to beat Tulane in Week 1. Another trendy pick lost his starting quarterback due to injury and had to withdraw from Colorado.
This makes for a season that many had envisioned during the playoff era. No one knows who is going to reach the semi-finals as there are flawed teams at the top of the pole. Well, except in Alabama.
However, there are three other places to fill and the possibilities of how the season plays out are endless. That’s exciting, unless you’re trying to guess who makes the semifinals so early in the season.
Expect to see some big changes in this week’s predictions. Ohio State dropped out due to its loss to Oregon. The Ducks went into the field as Georgia, given the growing likelihood that the Bulldogs would complete an unbeaten regular season and face Alabama in the SEC title game.
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The second team to lose their place is Clemson. The Oregon win puts the Tigers in a precarious position, where their loss to Georgia leaves them without a quality win to stack against other potential one-loss champions.
Of course, this is where the picture stands today. There’s a lot of football left and there are definitely going to be some upsets.