Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

With Ohio State looming, MI still #4 in CFP

Florida Gators' New Year's Six bowl chances look better in latest College Football Playoff rankings UCF Knights Hit Top 10 in College Football Playoff Rankings
| 25 November, 2018, 11:56

Michigan Wolverines tight end Zach Gentry (83) tries to block a kick in the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium.

Unlike last week, there was a little movement in the top 10. Maybe. Imbalanced conferences have set traps for playoff contenders that UCF athletic director Danny White could not have laid out any better.

After that win, the Knights moved up three spots in the AP Top 25 poll to No. 8. It is the highest spot by a Group of 5 member in the history of the CFP.


The Knights weren't the only Group of 5 team to earn a spot into the playoff rankings Tuesday, with Utah State (21) and Boise State (23). If the Gators hold that spot, they will likely earn an at-large appearance in one of the major bowl games, probably the Peach Bowl on December 29 or the Fiesta Bowl on January 1.

The Panthers (7-4) are one of the keys that could help UCF pick the lock on the playoff.

Even if the Sooners manage to beat back-to-back ranked opponents in the final two weeks of the season they will still need help above them to have a chance to be one of the final four teams, likely meaning a Notre Dame loss to USC and/or a MI loss to Ohio State or in the Big 10 Championship game. The night window includes South Carolina-Clemson, Kentucky-Louisville, LSU-Texas A&M and Notre Dame-USC. Let's just assume the Irish win and are 12-0 and in. The Tigers beat Georgia and have losses to No. 1 Alabama and No. 11 Florida. The conference title game losers could still be in the mix, but what if these are the conference title games losers? Upsets are sweeter and sting more in rivalry games, and you may want to look at some of the recent weeks results from other rivalry games to keep your own emotions and cash in check if you feel like betting on mostly big favorites and stronger teams. Two-loss LSU took care of Rice.

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