Wanted parity and uncertainty in the College Football Playoff race? It’s your year. Two of the field from last season have already lost. Another barely beat Toledo last week. The season favorite needed a late stoppage to beat Tulane in Week 1. Another trendy pick just lost his starting quarterback to injury and had to rally to Colorado.
It sets up a season many envisioned back in the playoff days. No one knows who will qualify for the semi-finals as there are imperfect teams at the top of the poll. Well, except for Alabama.
However, there are three more places to fill and the possibilities for the unfolding of the season are endless. It’s exciting, unless you’re trying to predict who will qualify so early in the season.
This week’s forecast should see some major changes. The state of Ohio separates due to its loss to Oregon. The Ducks have entered the field just like Georgia, given the growing likelihood that the Bulldogs will end a regular season unbeaten and face Alabama in the SEC title game.
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The other team that loses its place is Clemson. Oregon’s win puts the Tigers in a precarious position where their loss to Georgia leaves them without a quality win to measure themselves against other potential champions at a loss.
This is, of course, where the picture stands today. There is still a lot of football and surely upheavals to come.