Well… Well… Where to begin? Let’s start with some fool saying that last week and this are just a “holding pattern” waiting for Thanksgiving weekend. So of course the #2, #3 and #4 lose all on the same day for the first time since 1985.
I’ll be making no such pronouncements about Week 12, kicking off with MACtion on Tuesday and Wednesday, though the biggest playoff implication this week may actually come on Thursday.
Lamar Jackson and Louisville got bumped all the way up to #3 by the AP this week (the CFP rankings aren’t out at time of writing), so must consider themselves as the non-champion best positioned to slip into the playoff. They have to overcome a Houston side that had playoff aspirations of their own in September, but are now on a slide.
Friday’s game sees a Boise State team who must be kicking themselves for their slip-up against Wyoming. They’ve been dominant in all their other games this season, so are playing for style points and hoping the other Broncos at Western Michigan slip up.
And speaking of Kalamazoo, it plays host to GameDay this week (2pm, BTS ESPN, ESPN Player) which should be a bunch of fun. Not Saturday’s best game – that honour belongs to Oklahoma @ West Virginia – but it’s great to see Group of Five teams getting the chance to host.
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