College Football Playoff Outlook after Week 8


by: Ovi Muniz

Week 8 was another upset week for five teams and there were others with close calls.  Georgia had a bye week and remained on top of the rankings.  However, if the college football committee will dig deep into viewing each school, certain schools will more likely be left out of the top 6.  Here are the following results:

Cincinnati - The Bearcats did not cover the spread in which the game should had been a blowout against Navy.  Instead, the game was too close by a narrow margin victory 27-20.  

Oklahoma - The Sooners' defense are very suspect.  Unable to shut down the Kansas Jayhawks, OU offense did enough to win 35-23.  It is just did not matter of time that OU will lose before the season ends.

Alabama - The Crimson Tide won 52-24 over Tennessee.  The game was much closer in the first three quarters.  However, 'Bama lit up their cigars in the fourth quarter.

Ohio State - They dominated over Indiana 54-7.  Does this tune up game prepare the Buckeyes against Penn State?  Penn State suffered a loss in a 9 OT game against Illinois.  Next week, Ohio State vs Penn State.  It would be interesting on both sides of the ball if they can improve from their prior losses.  

Michigan - The Wolverines seems to find their true colors.  Michigan defeated Northwestern 33-7.  Cade McNamara had an okay game as QB.  But Blake Corum and Hassan Haskins carried the load and ran over 200 yards, scored 2 touchdowns each.  Michigan is a big threat in the BIG TEN.  

Here are my following rankings for Week 9.