Week 10 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

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Barring meltdowns by all of these teams, these are the only eight teams that I see that still have a legitimate chance at making it into this season’s College Football Playoff (CFP). I have included the remaining schedules for each of the teams as well as a prediction for each of their remaining games and who ultimately I believe will make it into the CFP. Each game’s prediction includes the team’s predicted record following the game as well as their predicted national ranking among these and only these eight teams. When teams play games against other teams on this list of eight teams, that matchup is listed in bold print. I have also included conference championship game predictions for the teams that I believe will advance to that point. The teams’ records and rankings following week 14 are the final predicted records and rankings prior to bowl season.

NOTE: I did add one team that has not been on the list the past few weeks that still has a small chance to get into the CFP if they win out.

 

  1. BAMA Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0)
    • Week 11 vs. msst Mississippi State Bulldogs
      • Prediction: Win (#1, 10-0)
    • Week 12 vs. chatt Chattanooga Mocs
      • Prediction: Win (#1, 11-0)
    • Week 13 vs. aub Auburn Tigers
      • Prediction: Win (#1, 12-0)
    • Week 14 vs. fla Florida Gators (SEC Championship)
      • Prediction: Win (#1, 13-0)
  2. CLEM Clemson Tigers (9-0)
    • Week 11 vs. pitt Pittsburgh Panthers
      • Prediction: Win (#2, 10-0)
    • Week 12 @ wake Wake Forest Demon Deacons
      • Prediction: Win (#2, 11-0)
    • Week 13 vs. sc South Carolina Gamecocks
      • Prediction: Win (#2, 12-0)
    • Week 14 vs. vatech Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC Championship)
      • Prediction: Win (#2, 13-0)
  3. MICH Michigan Wolverines (9-0)
    • Week 11 @ iowa Iowa Hawkeyes
      • Prediction: Win (#3, 10-0)
    • Week 12 vs. ind Indiana Hoosiers
      • Prediction: Win (#3, 11-0)
    • Week 13 @ ohiost Ohio State Buckeyes
      • Prediction: Loss (#4, 11-1)
    • Week 14
      • Prediction: (#4, 11-1)
  4. WASH Washington Huskies (9-0)
    • Week 11 vs. usc Southern California Trojans
      • Prediction: Win (#4, 10-0)
    • Week 12 vs. arizst Arizona State Sun Devils
      • Prediction: Win (#4, 11-0)
    • Week 13 @ wast Washington State Cougars
      • Prediction: Loss (#6, 11-1)
    • Week 14
      • Prediction: (#6, 11-1)
  5. OHIOST Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1)
    • Week 11 @ md Maryland Terrapins
      • Prediction: Win (#6, 9-1)
    • Week 12 @ michst Michigan State Spartans
      • Prediction: Win (#6, 10-1)
    • Week 13 vs. mich Michigan Wolverines
      • Prediction: Win (#3, 11-1)
    • Week 14 vs. wisc Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten Championship)
      • Prediction: Win (#3, 12-1)
  6. LOU Louisville Cardinals (8-1)
    • Week 11 vs. wake Wake Forest Demon Deacons
      • Prediction: Win (#6, 9-1)
    • Week 12 @ hou Houston Cougars
      • Prediction: Win (#6, 10-1)
    • Week 13 vs. uk Kentucky Wildcats
      • Prediction: Win (#5, 11-1)
    • Week 14
      • Prediction: (#5, 11-1)
  7. wiscWisconsin Badgers (7-2)
    • Week 11 vs. ill Illinois Fighting Illini
      • Prediction: Win (#7, 8-2)
    • Week 12 @ pur Purdue Boilermakers
      • Prediction: Win (#7, 9-2)
    • Week 13 vs. minn Minnesota Golden Gophers
      • Prediction: Win (#7, 10-2)
    • Week 14 vs. OHIOST Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten Championship)
      • Prediction: Loss (#7, 10-3)
  8. aub Auburn Tigers (7-2)
    • Week 11 @ uga Georgia Bulldogs
      • Prediction: Win (#8, 8-2)
    • Week 12 vs. alam Alabama A&M Bulldogs
      • Prediction: Win (#8, 9-2)
    • Week 13 @ BAMA Alabama Crimson Tide
      • Prediction: Loss (#8, 9-3)
    • Week 14 
      • Prediction: (#8, 9-3)

 

Projected College Football Playoff Matchups (as of Week 10)

BAMA #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0) vs. mich #4 Michigan Wolverines (11-1)

CLEM #2 Clemson Tigers (13-0) vs. OHIOST #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (12-1)

 

-Asher Fair