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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NCAA rushing leader Chuba Hubbard from Oklahoma State has been named the Big 12 offensive player of the year, and conference sacks leader James Lynch from Baylor is the top defensive player. Baylor's Matt Rhule was chosen as the league's top coach.
- OSU's Hubbard, Baylor's Lynch win Big 12 honors
- Utes, Sooners up a spot as CFP top 4 unchanged
- Oklahoma stuns Baylor with historic 25-point rally
- LSU atop CFP; Georgia beats out Bama for No. 4
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.
With less than a week to go until the final selections are made, see how our experts envision the entire bowl schedule playing out.
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.
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.
JaMycal Hasty rushed for three touchdowns and No. 11 Baylor forced six turnovers in a 61-6 victory over Kansas on Saturday.
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Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast by sharing their thoughts on Ohio State and LSU swapping spots in the rankings, the great fourth seed debate, the Dude of the Week and what's on the menu for David's Thanksgiving dinner. Then, they preview (31:45) Virginia Tech-Virginia, Iowa-Nebraska, Cincinnati-Memphis, Ohio State-Michigan, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Alabama-Auburn and Minnesota-Wisconsin. Next, Heather Dinich joins the pod (43:38) to discuss the latest College Football Playoff rankings, the critical battle for the No. 1 seed, a scenario that would get Baylor in the mix and the Group of 5 race. Later, Kevin talks to Maria Taylor (54:04) about the different hats she wears at ESPN, her mom handling her schedule, bucket list interviews, her relationship with Nick Saban and advice for young broadcasters.
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Can Auburn spoil Bama's playoff hopes? Can Michigan break through against Ohio State? We have the details on all the games with bragging rights and bowl berths at stake.