College Football Playoffs Are Set With Ohio State, Clemson, LSU, Oklahoma In

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Ohio State, Clemson, and LSU continue 1-2-3 in our system’s pre-bowl rankings.  Each is 13-0 and significantly ahead of #4 Oklahoma (12-1), which moved up one notch after an expected win over #20 Baylor (11-2) and Utah’s unexpected 37-15 humiliation at the hands of Oregon (11-2).  

Oregon moved up to sixth while Utah fell to 10th, each with an 11-2 record.

As a result of Oregon’s win, we expect that all of our top four will be named into the College Football Playoff.  

The Index was 8-2 in predicting conference championships and now stands at 648-196 (77%) for the season. Our system’s poor showing in the Oregon-Utah prediction was redeemed to some extent when Memphis (12-1) defeated Cincinnati (10-3), 29-24. 

(We predicted 33-24) and Wisconsin (10-3) came much closer to Ohio State than it had a few weeks earlier.  We predicted 30-21. Ohio State won 34-21.)

Only the Army-Navy game is on the docket this week and our Index is projecting Navy (9-2) as a 34-24 favorite over the Cadets (5-7).

Later this week, we will have predictions for all bowl games involving FBS teams.

To see all of our Top 25 with more information, visit us here.

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Bobby Albrant is a former journalism major at the University of Oregon, creator of Savvygameline.com for college football predictions and rankings, former analyst for Southern Mississippi football games, and twenty years coaching girls basketball for all ages through CIF high school. He has three grown children with his youngest daughter playing on the Ventura (Ca) High School basketball team that defeated Dom Lugo High School and was the last high school game ever played by Diana Taurasi. He can be reached at bobbywildcat@gmail.com.

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