This yr greater than others in current reminiscence appears to have loads of standout groups. It appears like the highest 10 squads have evaded missteps that they may usually fall prey to. We noticed the Tide escape in opposition to Texas A&M, Georgia overcome a mind fart in opposition to Mizzou, USC barely get by Oregon State, the Vols survive OT in opposition to Pitt and their very own demons in opposition to Florida, Clemson held off Wake Forest, Ohio State had a down half in opposition to Notre Dame, Penn State had comparable early season hassle in opposition to Purdue, and so forth and so forth with these undefeated faculties.
After this week, there will probably be at the least three fewer good Energy 5 groups. No. 3 Alabama visits No. 6 Tennessee, No. 5 Michigan hosts No. 10 Penn State, and No. 8 Oklahoma State faces No. 13 TCU. Different prime 10 groups getting examined embody No. 7 USC going to No. 20 Utah, and No. 5 Clemson taking a visit to Florida State. Aside from No. 1 Georgia (Vanderbilt), No. 2 Ohio State (bye), and No. 9 Ole Miss (Auburn), each prime 10 group is getting examined.
The primary faculty soccer playoff rankings come out on Nov. 1, and that’s in all probability as a result of they want just a few months to materialize. The choice committee would look as hapless as AP voters in the event that they have been requested to place out a prime 25 with out adequate proof, and it’s weeks like this that assist.
So let’s check out the CFP candidates from every Energy 5 convention, and form of surprisingly, there may be at the least one reliable contender from every of them, perhaps two in some circumstances, and three when you actually squint.