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There are still seven weeks to go until the best two teams in NCAA football will meet to determine who the 2017 national champion is, and that means there is lots of meaningful football to be played yet until we find out which four teams even make it to the College Football Playoff (CFP) semifinals, which will be held nine days prior. Here is a list of some of the key games down the stretch that could have a real impact on shaping this season’s CFP field involving two teams that BOTH still have a legitimate chance at making it into NCAA football’s version of NCAA basketball’s “Final Four.” This list includes the matchups themselves, the date of the matchups, and each team’s current rank in the CFP rankings as well as their current overall record. Note that this list does also not count conference championship games, which are sure to impact the CFP picture for both teams involved in many of them.
POTENTIAL IMPACTFUL MATCHUPS on the CFP
2. #10 Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2) @ #8 Oklahoma Sooners (9-2)
- Date: Week 14- Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
1. #3 Michigan Wolverines (10-1) @ #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1)
- Date: Week 13- Saturday, November 26th, 2016