Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis
Rivalry week has significant conference and Playoff ramifications. Should Alabama, Mississippi State, Oregon, or Florida State be worried about getting upset by their rivals?
The Playoff picture likely remained unchanged as the contenders all had unimpressive wins in Week 13.
The games this week are much less hyped than last week's, but they still feature closely-ranked teams vying for conference pecking order in bowl season.
Mississippi State fell from the undefeated ranks, leaving Florida State as the only undefeated team. And Melvin Gordon gained some yards. Lots and lots and lots of yards.
Mississippi State and Florida State, the final two undefeated Playoff contenders, face two of their toughest opponents this week. Can either team make it through the regular season unscathed?
The conferences are beginning to sort themselves out, but the four College Football Playoff spots are still very much up for grabs.
This week has several de facto conference championships, headlined by Michigan State-Ohio State in East Lansing and the surging LSU Tigers battling a steady Crimson Tide.
Several top-ten teams went down to the wire last week. Which teams impressed in narrow victories and who was exposed?
TCU-West Virginia and Auburn-Ole Miss might as well be early playoff elimination rounds, with the losers likely knocked out of playoff contention.
Another undefeated team fell, expanding the list of one-loss teams and making things even more difficult for the Playoff Selection Committee.