The high six groups remained degree in the newest USA TODAY Sports Coaches ballot, with Georgia incomes 61 of 63 votes for first place. Ohio State and Michigan had been the opposite groups that obtained a first-place vote.
Just when it appeared like we had our arms on the contenders for the nationwide title, a type of groups needed to take a loss and knock them out of the competitors.
That was the case with the Oregon Ducks, who had been gaining momentum in latest weeks. They narrowly misplaced to the Washington Huskies 37-34 and primarily eradicated them from the playoff dialogue with a second loss. With UCLA additionally shedding, the Pac-12’s solely playoff hope rests with USC.
The Trojans could not have a résumé filled with rating wins on their ledger, however they solely have one loss. Depending on how the remainder of the season goes, USC may discover themselves in the playoff image with a win. USC must win the Pac-12 and hope the playoff committee deems that extra helpful than something Tennessee or loser Ohio State-Michigan have achieved this season.
The different wild card in all of that is LSU with two losses. They proceed to search out methods to win and have earned an SEC title spot. They have had high 10 wins over Alabama and Ole Miss. Their solely losses of the season are No. 5 Tennessee and Florida State, who got here in at No. 20 in the newest teaching ballot. Would the playoff committee permit a two-loss group into the CFP if the Tigers may win and win an SEC title?
Voters did not take too kindly to Texas’ loss at residence. They fell from 18th place to only exterior the highest 25 in the Coaches Poll.
While the stat sheet says it was only a seven-point loss, it took a botched mesh-point handoff between TCU’s Max Duggan and Kendre Miller to attain their first landing. The Longhorns’ offense was held to 3 factors by a TCU protection that had allowed no less than 24 factors per sport in every of their final seven video games.
Oklahoma’s subsequent opponent, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, earned their means again into the polls on the again of a powerful defensive efficiency towards Iowa State. The Sooners and Cowboys might be taking part in floodlit Bedlam this Saturday night time.
Here’s a take a look at the latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coach Poll.
|2||State of Ohio||10:0||1,509 (1)||–|
|17||State of Kansas||7-3||547||+5|
|20||State of Florida||7-3||364||+11|
|24||State of Oklahoma||7-3||115||+4|
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