Biggest Takeaway in the SEC
Dan: The SEC Championship (Alabama vs Georgia) will be a play in game into the playoff.
Jason: Georgia is and has been legit. Saturday was no surprise.
Zach: The SEC is a two-team race between Alabama and Georgia.
Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10
Dan: The winner of Penn State and Ohio State will make the playoff.
Jason: Michigan State lost one game… when they went to the CFP…. they lost to ND that year. Relax ND and MSU fans.
Zach: The injury of Wilton Speight saved Michigan’s season.
Biggest Takeaway in the Pac 12
Dan: Myles Gaskin proved why he is one of the most underrated players in the nation.
Jason: UCLA is too reliant on Rosen.
Zach: This weekend was yet another example of how Washington will continue to win until they play someone good.
Biggest Takeaway in the ACC (+Notre Dame)
Dan: The winner of NC State and Clemson will win the Atlantic division.
Jason: NC State won a game against a team that was rusty and without its starting QB… they are not legit yet.
Zach: Cam Akers needs to be more involved if Florida State does not want to throw this season away.
Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12
Dan: The Big 12 is the worst Power 5 conference, but there is still a very good chance that either Oklahoma, TCU, or Oklahoma State could make the Playoff.
Jason: Mason Rudolph’s Heisman campaign slipped considerably and has to win out to have a shot
Zach: The Big 12 is the worst conference in the Power 5. Outside of Oklahoma, the Big 12 has no shot to win the CFP.
Player of the Week
Dan: Darius Anderson
Jason: Saquon Barkley
Zach: Saquon Barkley
Surprise Player of the Week
Dan: KJ Costello
Jason: John O’Korn
Zach: Zach Smith
Bold Prediction for the Season
Dan: TCU will be undefeated heading into Norman in November.
Jason: Michigan State recovers and finishes 9-3
Zach: Notre Dame finishes the season 10-2.