Sport Bowl projections: Michigan, Oklahoma State join College Football Playoff field
College football bowl projections for Week 12: Georgia, Alabama rematch scenario back on
Sporting News makes its bowl projections heading into Week 12 of the college football season.Oklahoma’s loss to Baylor has opened up a debate for how the CFP might shake out. In Sporting News’ latest bowl projections, we have Alabama back in the four-team playoff and an Alabama-Georgia national championship game in Indianapolis.
You wanted chaos? You got chaos.
Ohio State'scoupled with Oklahoma's knocked two perennial College Football Playoff contenders out of consideration and opened the door for two newcomers to walk through.
Much has been made of the dominance of four programs in the playoff era. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma have combined for 20 of the 28 possible appearances. Starting in 2015, there have been at least three of the quartet in every semifinal. It seems likely all four will miss this year.
College football Week 12 winners and losers: 8 games left that will set College Football Playoff field
Eight games over the next two weeks will decide the College Football Playoff field. The 2021 season will be the fifth consecutive year without a Pac-12 team in the playoff since Washington made the field after the 2016 season. Clemson, the conference’s perennial playoff team, ended any playoff hopes No. 10 Wake Forest had in a 47-28 win on Saturday. Without the Pac-12 and the ACC in the mix, the playoff door is open for Cincinnati to be the first non-Power Five team to make the playoff. The No. 5 Bearcats moved to 11-0 with a drubbing of SMU on Saturday. Thanks to Oregon’s loss, Cincinnati should be at No. 4 in Tuesday’s rankings. No. 9 Oklahoma State should move up too.
The Crimson Tide and Buckeyes falling out of the field in this week's bowl projections with the former still in contention for a playoff spot if they can beat Georgia in the SEC championship game. Michigan and Oklahoma State moved into the semifinal with the Bulldogs and Cincinnati holding their spots.
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More can change this weekend, however, and given the last couple weeks it wouldn't be a surprise. The Wolverines must beat Iowa in the Big Ten title game. The Cowboys face Baylor for the Big 12 championship. The Bearcats must beat Houston for the American Athletic title.
Projections for Every Bowl Game
From the Bahamas Bowl to the College Football Playoff, here's how bowl season is looking with one week left in the regular season. View the original article to see embedded media.The Playoff race is wide open after Week 12 of college football that saw Michigan State get trounced by Ohio State at the Horseshoe. It sets up a massive meeting in The Game between Ohio State and Michigan for all the marbles in the Big Ten East as well as continued inside track to the College Football Playoff. But under that? Bowl chaos still reigns as the picture of eligible teams takes shape.
Waiting in the wings if there is an upset could be Notre Dame, though the Irishto LSU.
The rest of the bowl picture clarified on the penultimate weekend with 83 teams finishing 6-6 or better for the 82 available spots in the postseason. One team, unfortunately, will be left out.
Reminder: Some conferences may not fulfill their bowl allotment. Asterisks denote a replacement pick. Teams in bold have accepted berths.
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Coach Mike Norvell explained that former FSU and NFL player Myron Rolle, who currently works as a neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke with players and answered questions they have about the available vaccines. While Phillips said Wednesday the ACC hasn't yet decided how it will handle potential schedule disruptions caused by COVID-19 this season, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey told reporters Monday that league doesn't intend to reschedule games and could make a school forfeit if it cannot field a squad for a scheduled contest due to absences and other issues linked with coronavirus cases.