Here's how each Power 5 conference championship game will affect the playoff. Can the winner of Baylor-Oklahoma make the top four?
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Scouting reports from every power-conference title game from the coaches who know these teams best.
- Utes, Sooners up a spot as CFP top 4 unchanged
- Five-star prospect Grimes commits to Sooners
- Burrow, Hurts, Young finalists for Maxwell Award
- Oklahoma's Calcaterra retires after concussions
The Sooners need a lot to fall into place for a playoff slot. But first, they have to fend off a Bears team that nearly beat them last month.
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Alabama's loss shook up the College Football Playoff rankings. Can Utah make a move into the top four?
With the top four sports unchanged, Utah moved to No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, with Oklahoma moving to No. 6 and Baylor gaining two spots to No. 7.
Times sure have changed since September, when Alabama looked to once again be the class of the SEC.
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How big is the résumé gap between LSU and playoff hopefuls? Oklahoma would need to add neutral site wins against Ohio State and Clemson to its current 11-1 record to match LSU's current Strength of Record. Utah would need to add the same wins but have played Ohio State in Columbus.
LSU's star QB continues to break records and holds a big lead over Justin Fields in our latest rankings.
Four teams are on the outside looking in on the College Football Playoff. Who could help their cause with a championship game win?
Kevin Negandhi and Kirk Herbstreit kick off the podcast by talking about College GameDay's first trip to Minnesota, Wisconsin's Big Ten West clinching victory, a classic Iron Bowl (8:27), Auburn fans wanting Gus Malzahn fired early in the season and whether Nick Saban will make changes to his defensive staff. Then, the guys get into Ohio State's two-decades long domination of Michigan (22:49), the Wolverines' conundrum and Jim Harbaugh needing to close the talent gap. Next, Kevin and Herbie discuss Dabo Swinney's postgame rant (38:45), playoff scenarios going into championship weekend (51:11) and the already spinning coaching carousel.
The Wolverines are really good; their rival just happens to be really great. The Crimson Tide had so much go wrong and were still a few fluky plays from possibly making the CFP.
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LSU holds the top spot, but the Tigers and several other teams will face important matchups in Championship Week.
Alabama's loss against Auburn on Saturday made things a lot easier for the College Football Playoff selection committee, but a few questions remain in determining this season's final four. Oklahoma, Utah or Baylor, anyone?
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Kennedy Brooks rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown to help No. 7 Oklahoma beat No. 21 Oklahoma State 34-16 on Saturday night.