Rivalry games with major postseason implications are on the schedule this week, and conference championships will be claimed on the first weekend in December. Over the last few seasons, some of the significant victories of the year have been recorded in the final couple of weekends. The College Football Playoff selection committee will certainly be paying close attention to which teams make the most of these opportunities on the biggest stage. Which teams have already played in the best contests to date?
Our opponent-adjusted possession efficiency metrics can be used to rate and rank every team performance in every FBS game played thus far. Not surprisingly, most of the teams best positioned for the playoff have had at least one performance that demonstrates they could be unstoppable on their best days. Here are the top 10 single-game performances to date.