After Bye Week Does Michigan Remain Atop Big Ten Power Rankings
09 November, 2018, 11:23
Syracuse (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) rose to No. 13 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings following a 41-24 victory over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Saturday.
The Tigers still have an outside chance of making the playoffs, but would need some help from No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is back in action Saturday at 2:30 p.m. vs.in-state rival Oklahoma State.
Clemson football enters Week 11 with a ideal 9-0 record looking to finish off this season undefeated and head back to the CFB Playoff for the fourth-straight year.
#18 Michigan State plays #10 Ohio State this weekend. "Their two losses come against No. 1 Alabama, on the road to Florida". Alabama remains at No. 1 followed by Clemson and Notre Dame.
With four weeks left in the season, nine of the top 10 teams are serious contenders. The conference saw just two teams - Washington State and Utah - find their way into the first playoff rankings Tuesday and it will likely be down to one team after the Utes suffered a double-digit loss to USC. That could buffer the Irish against one loss in their final three games, but with no conference title and some struggling marquee teams on their schedule such as Virginia Tech and Stanford, Notre Dame is not a lock if it gets into a resume contest with other one-loss teams.
Important to the Hawks is where the otherBig Ten teams fell within the rankings.
If the Bulldogs get past Auburn, and they are 14-point favorites to win, they still have No. 1 Alabama in the SEC Conference Championship Game on December 1.
Will Grier #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers warms up before the game against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium November 3, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
Iowa State who beats a Kansas team that just fired its coached jumped ahead of Fresno State and if the argument is that the Jayhawks are a Power 5 team in the Big 12 and the Bulldogs win over UNLV is way different. The last time the Pac-12 had only two ranked teams was October 16, 2016. Ohio State could win out - beating Michigan State and Michigan along the way - and get in. UCF gave up a bunch of yards to Temple last week and stayed at No. 12 behind Kentucky, which was dominated by Georgia.