The 2nd edition of the CFP selection committee rankings has been released, and while the top 4 all held form and won in week 10, there was plenty of chaos and shakeup in the remainder of the top 10. Week 10 had it all and really showed us the true beauty of what the current playoff system can do for the game. We were left thinking that it doesn't get any better in college football. That is until we look at the A-list slate of game scheduled for week 11.
A whopping 7 games between ranked teams line the Saturday schedule, and unlike previous weeks, many are spaced out starting at noon all the way to the 8 pm ET games. Let's look at a few of the games sure to garner our attention and probably a few bucks on the line as well.
Georgia at Auburn: Saturday 11/11 at 3:30 pm ET
#1 Georgia and #2 Alabama appear set on a collision course for the SEC championship and possibly further. Only one thing stands in the way and it stands at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Al. Georgia will renew the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry when they take on Auburn this Saturday.
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Georgia has locked up the SEC East Division and will play in the SEC championship game in Atlanta. Auburn controls its own destiny in the Western Division. Basically, their playoff starts this week versus UGA as a loss gives the division to the Tide before they even get to the Iron Bowl. Auburn also has a legitimate shot at becoming the first two-loss team in the playoffs by winning out for the SEC title.
Georgia enters the game 9-0 SU and comes off a businesslike 24-10 win over South Carolina last week. Auburn enters at 7-2 and handily defeated Texas A&M last week 42-27. Georgia is currently a -2.5 point favorite after being at -3 earlier in the week. The total for the game currently sits at 47.
TCU at Oklahoma: Saturday 11/11 at 8:00 pm ET
Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma finally stopped scoring touchdowns versus Oklahoma State in their 62-52 offensive clinic and now it's time for TCU. This is a matchup of #5 vs. #6 in the CFP rankings and the winner will be in the driver's seat to take the first spot available should one of the top 4 slip up. This win will also pad the winner's resume should it come down to comparison with several one-loss teams the end of the season.
Oklahoma will look to keep the offense rolling but will face a substantially more difficult road against Gary Patterson's TCU defense. TCU’s defense is the best in the Big 12 and will really need to be on the top of their game to slow down this record-setting Oklahoma offense with Heisman frontrunner Baker Mayfield.
Oklahoma is currently a -7 point favorite versus the Horned Frogs. The Sooners are 4-1 SU since TCU joined the Big 12 but TCU is 3-2 ATS over the same span keeping all of the games relatively close. The total currently sits at a stout 62.5 so oddsmakers for college football are still expecting some offense.
Notre Dame at Miami: Saturday 11/11 at 8:00 pm ET
People said Miami needed to prove themselves after a soft early-season schedule. Well, there is no bigger chance to do so then they will have this Saturday against the Fighting Irish. The #7 Hurricanes host the #3 Fighting Irish in what is basically another elimination game for the playoffs.
The Hurricanes currently have the longest active winning streak in Division 1 at 13 straight. The last team to beat the Hurricanes was Notre Dame and no bigger stage for revenge then this one in Miami. The Hurricanes are coming off an impressive win over Virginia Tech 28-10 as a -2.5 point favorite. Notre Dame's offense was in high gear as they defeated Wake Forest 48-37.
Two teams that appear to control their own destiny will meet in what is sure to an energy-filled slugfest. Notre Dame is currently a -3 point favorite after bouncing between -2.5 and -3.5 earlier in the week. The total currently sits at 57.5. Miami games have gone under the total in the last six games.
Week 11 may shape up to be one of the best in recent memory. The above-highlighted games all have the potential for greatness and I didn't even have time to mention other big ones from Saturday (Mich State/Ohio State, Okla State/Iowa State, or Wisc/Iowa). Get your work done early, knock out any honey-do list and lock yourself in for an exciting Saturday. Enjoy the games and let's get some winners this weekend.