Week 12 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

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These are the only 12 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 12 teams. When teams play games against other teams on this list of 12 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 a team that have 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 (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. OHIOST Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1)
    • Week 13 vs. mich Michigan Wolverines
      • Prediction: Win (#2, 11-1)
    • Week 14
      • Prediction: (#3, 11-1)
  3. MICH Michigan Wolverines (10-1)
    • Week 13 @ ohiost Ohio State Buckeyes
      • Prediction: Loss (#4, 10-2)
    • Week 14
      • Prediction: (#6, 10-2)
  4. CLEM Clemson Tigers (10-1)
    • Week 13 vs. sc South Carolina Gamecocks
      • Prediction: Win (#3, 11-1)
    • Week 14 vs. vatech Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC Championship)
      • Prediction: Win (#2, 12-1)
  5. WASH Washington Huskies (10-1)
    • Week 13 @ wast Washington State Cougars
      • Prediction: Loss (#10, 10-2)
    • Week 14
      • Prediction: (#8, 10-2)
  6. wiscWisconsin Badgers (9-2)
    • Week 13 vs. minn Minnesota Golden Gophers
      • Prediction: Win (#5, 10-2)
    • Week 14 vs. psu Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (Big Ten Championship)
      • Prediction: Win (#4, 11-2)
  7. psu Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (9-2)
    • Week 13 vs. michst Michigan State Spartans
      • Prediction: Win (#6, 10-2)
    • Week 14 vs. wisc Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten Championship)
      • Prediction: Loss (#9, 10-3)
  8. okla Oklahoma Sooners (9-2)
    • Week 13
      • Prediction: (#7, 9-2)
    • Week 14 vs. okst Oklahoma State Cowboys (Unofficial Big XII Championship)
      • Prediction: Win (#5, 10-2)
  9. colo Colorado Buffaloes (9-2)
    • Week 13 vs. utah Utah Utes
      • Prediction: Win (#8, 10-2)
    • Week 14 vs. wast Washington State Cougars (Pac-12 Championship)
      • Prediction: Win (#7, 11-2)
  10. okst Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2)
    • Week 13
      • Prediction: (#9, 9-2)
    • Week 14 @ okla Oklahoma Sooners  (Unofficial Big XII Championship)
      • Prediction: Loss (#10, 9-3)
  11. usc Southern California Trojans (8-3)
    • Week 13 vs. nd Notre Dame Fighting Irish
      • Prediction: Win (#11, 9-3)
    • Week 14
      • Prediction: (#11, 9-3)
  12. fla Florida Gators (8-2)
    • Week 13 @ fsu Florida State Seminoles
      • Prediction: Loss (#12, 8-3)
    • Week 14 vs. bama Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC Championship)
      • Prediction: Loss (#12, 8-4)
Projected College Football Playoff Matchups (as of Week 12)

BAMA #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0) vs. wisc #4 Wisconsin Badgers (11-2)

CLEM #2 Clemson Tigers (12-1) vs. OHIOST #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) 

 

-Asher Fair

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