College Momentum from the Maxwell Football Club presents a list of must-see games this week, topped by Michigan at Wisconsin and Virginia at Miami (Fla.). Plus highlights of performances from last week's games involving Maxwell and Bednarik Award candidates.
Ohio State won the first College Football Playoff Championship in the 2014 season, and Alabama won the 2015 season title game. Florida State won the final BCS Championship game in 2013. This year, before a single snap had been taken, all were near the top of the the college football betting odds for the playoffs. Washington and Southern Cal were also among the 2017 favorites, along with reigning 2016 champion Clemson.
After a week that saw 14 ranked teams play each other and 9 of those teams go down to defeat, this week's slate seems quite peaceful and serene.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, presented the Congrove Computer Rankings an award for having the best against-the-spread record of any system in 2016.
The CCR was also awarded for the best (least) bias in 2006 and straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014
The third weekly rankings from the College Football Playoff Committee were released Tuesday night, placing Alabama atop the heap. Seemingly never failing to surprise, the committee put Clemson in 2nd, followed by Miami and Oklahoma.
The last three undefeated teams among the Power 5 conferences are ranked 1-2-3 in the latest Congrove Computer Rankings, released Sunday morning. Alabama continues to hold the top spot, but what was a 7.07-point lead over Georgia is now a 6.1-point edge over Wisconsin. 3rd-ranked Miami trails the Tide by 8.02 points.
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Top-ranked Alabama strengthened its hold on the top spot by receiving 44 of a possible 48 first-place votes. Unbeaten Miami (Fla.) moved up to No. 2, jumping five spots after defeating Notre Dame and receiving the other four first-place votes. Previously unbeaten Georgia, following a road loss at Auburn, tumbled five spots to No. 7. Notre Dame dropped from No. 3 to No. 9.
Apparently, if you're among the top-ranked teams and you're going to lose, the proper etiquette these days is to get run out of the building. It happened to Ohio State last week when Iowa crunched the Buckeyes 55-24, and it happened twice this weekend as Notre Dame was smoked 41-8 by Miami and Georgia was trashed 40-17 by Auburn.
College Momentum from the Maxwell Football Club presents a list of must-see games this week, topped by Notre Dame at Miami (Fla.) and Georgia at Auburn. Plus highlights of performances from last week's games involving Maxwell and Bednarik Award candidates.
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While the CFP website started in 1999, the rankings started during the 1993 season
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