Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame aides on Broyles list

12 November, 2017, 02:22 | Author: Anita Tucker
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Everybody has an eye on the 2017 College Football Playoffs and several teams are still trying to play their way into the four-team field.

No. 12 Michigan State at No. 13 Ohio State; No. 20 Iowa at No. 8 Wisconsin; and No. 2 Alabama at No. 16 Mississippi State.

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So how many teams are still alive for the College Football Playoff? "This is the most significant Saturday of the season". No 15 Oklahoma State battles No. 21 Iowa State (noon).

On SportsCenter on Saturday morning, ESPN host Paul Finebaum said no other team in the country has a win as good as Georgia's Week 2 victory over the Fighting Irish. The Sooners host risky TCU (8-1) and the scoreboard will be lit as the Sooners average 45.0 points a game and the Horned Frogs average 35.8. However, TCU's best non-conference win is Arkansas, and it would be interesting to see how the Frogs would stack up against Notre Dame, a second SEC or a second ACC team vying for a playoff spot. Realistically the playoff is wide open for any undefeated and one-loss teams at this point. But the Tigers will need a lot of help even if they beat Georgia twice and Alabama once to win the SEC championship.

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It's not out of the realm of possibility that a two-loss team makes the playoff.

These two games also feature two Heisman Trophy contenders in Adams for Notre Dame and quarterback Baker Mayfield for Oklahoma.

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The Badgers are guaranteed to jump at least two positions if they win, with four of the teams directly above them playing each other.

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