Georgia is the only Power 5 team left.
The Bulldogs seem to be the best bet to make the College Soccer Playoff. Cincinnati, one of the two undefeated winners in Group 5, is still in the mix. All other 10 competitors lose at once.
The third phase of CFP planning will be Tuesday. How will he solve one lost problem?
The Big 12 took over recently when Oklahoma lost 27-14 to Baylor in Week 11. They may soon fall to the ground, but the legacy of the top 10 teams changes. The Big Ten still have one losing logjam with Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan to be resolved again in the next two weeks. Cincinnati received support for the loss of the Sooners. Have they gained much in the last three weeks?
Each week, we will break the playoff image according to how we think the CFP committee should place the top ten teams. As we saw last week, the committee may not agree with these terms.
Future results do not appear:
Four in the College Soccer Playoff
1. Georgia (10-0)
Remaining list: vs. Charleston Southern, Georgia Tech
Tennessee scored the first quarter of the TD and found the best season against the Bulldogs. Georgia still led its enemy 41-17 and was aided by a quick attack that piled 274 yards out of 6.7 yards. Georgia has four wins against the opposition in public and finished the best season in a SEC game. There is no doubt who is No. 1 right now.
2 Alabama (9-1)
Remaining list: against Arkansas, in Auburn
Alabama covered a 51.5 point spread in a 59-3 win over New Mexico State in a series of games before reaching Arkansas and Auburn. Bryce Young finished 21 of 23 with 270 yards and five TDs in the gym, and Jameson Williams went on to make the best of the season with six touchdowns of 158 yards and three TDs. There is nothing new to learn from Crimson Tide in this victory that the next two weeks will not explain. Alabama remains in 2nd place as a result.
3. Oregon (9-1)
Remaining list: in Utah, vs. Oregon State
Oregon and Washington State were tied during the mid-season, but the Ducks left in the third quarter and went on to win 38-24. The CFP Committee could be fraudulent and put Ohio State at No. He finished with over 135 yards and 123 yards of running, and the Travis Dye tag team (88 yards, TD) and Byron Cardwell (98 yards, 2 TDs) are the most effective running athletes. Kayvon Thibodeaux came back with a red-zone bag. The Pac-12 main test comes in Week 12 in Utah.
4. Ohio Region (9-1)
Remaining list: against Michigan State, Michigan
Destructive? Not so much. Ohio State beat Purdue 59-31 to add a second victory against an opponent selected to resume. The committee favors the Buckeyes ahead of the Bearcats, and will stay there Tuesday. Ohio State lifted 386 yards in the first half and built a 45-17 lead. CJ Stroud finished 31 of 38 yards in 361 yards with five TDs. The Buckeyes raised 624 yards in their worst performances in a single month. Ohio State will get a 10-point show against Michigan State and Michigan in the next two weeks. The Buckeyes remain the team to win in the Big Ten.
5. Cincinnati (10-0)
Remaining list: vs. SMU, East Carolina
There is a “disgrace” going on with the Bearcats. Cincinnati led South Florida 31-7 in the third round, but the Bulls cut the lead to 10 in the second half in a 45-28 loss. Does the result not matter? With the fight against Cincinnati they probably will not win the American Athletic conference, and this was the third straight week the Bearcats have not reported a major spread. Of the 10 teams Cincinnati won, only Notre Dame won Power 5. Does the top 10 win against Notre Dame mean enough? The reality is that Cincinnati will need one of Alabama, Oregon or Ohio State to lose.
6. Michigan State (9-1)
Remaining list: in Ohio State, against Penn State
Unlike the CFP committee, we continue to honor the Spartans’ head-to-head victory against Wolverines. This is a problem that will take care of itself when Michigan State and Ohio State meet at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. The Spartans proved to be a real threat in the 40-21 clash against Maryland. Kenneth Walker III ran 143 yards with two TDs to continue his Heisman push, and Payton Thorne ran 287 yards with four TDs. The Spartans are the last Big Ten high school win on the road in Ohio State; the success that led to the formation of the CFP team in 2015. Will history repeat itself?
Four to see
7. Michigan (9-1)
Remaining list: against Maryland, Ohio State
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh deserves credit for leading Michigan in a 21-17 clutch road victory at Penn State. Cade McNamara threw the winning TD in the game for Erick All, and Hassan Haskins ran 31 times for 156 yards. Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo combined for five of the Wolverines’ seven sacks. Michigan could start a 10-1 group battle against Ohio State if both teams do business this week. The Wolverines are closing their roads in Maryland.
8. Notre Dame (9-1)
Remaining list: against Georgia Tech, at Stanford
Notre Dame has begun to falter in the game negotiations. The Irish had no major problems with Virginia, who had no quarterback Brennan Armstrong (ribs). Notre Dame won 28-3, his fourth straight victory of two numbers. The Irish people are still stunned by Cincinnati’s defeat, and may need a Big Ten East champion to lose the competition they will face against Wisconsin in a Big Ten rivalry. Remember, the Irish held the Badgers 41-13. Notre Dame is still alive.
9. Oklahoma State (9-1)
Remaining list: in Texas Tech, vs. Oklahoma
The Cowboys beat Baylor. This will be a crucial part of a game that could be a threat to the Big 12. The Cowboys allow 7.7 ppg only. in three victories since the defeat of Iowa State on Nov. 23. Oklahoma State should be reassured by breaking the six-game losing streak at Bedlam, but they soon did not look good in their last two games. The CFP Committee will honor the resumption of Oklahoma State slightly; at least this week.
10. Oklahoma (9-1)
Remaining list: vs. Iowa State, Oklahoma State
The Sooners lost 27-14 to Baylor in a loss that makes their CFP hopes explode. True, each of Oklahoma’s four CFPs since 2015 has come after a defeat at the conference, but the committee has not favored them all with an unbeaten record. Baylor ran 296 yards, and Lincoln Riley completely replaced Caleb Williams and Spencer Rattler with a shock loss to the Bears. The Sooners are still dominating their future to get back to the Big 12 gym, but are close to the back of one losing CFP lineup.