Featured games in the 3:30pm ET slot include (1) Georgia at (10) Auburn, (20) Iowa at (8) Wisconsin, Florida State at (4) Clemson, and MI at Maryland. Here are the results, broken up by conference, that force expansion talks to go from a distant future to an immediate discussion item and make 2017 the most chaotic College Football Playoff ever.
However, at the time, no one truly appreciated the game for what it was - a matchup between two of the best teams in the country. No. 5 Oklahoma hosts No. 6 TCU in what will be an elimination game for the Big 12 in relation to the playoff, while No. 3 Notre Dame visits No. 7 Miami (FL) in a clash that could end up benefiting the ACC greatly or close the door on Miami's playoff aspirations. Could the Bulldogs still make the playoff as a once-beaten non-conference champion as Ohio State did previous year? Clemson, ranked No. 4, will take on unranked Florida State. The Crimson Tide face Mississippi State, ranked No. 16, this weekend on the road. No. 12 Ohio State faces No. 13 Michigan State (noon).
Although they are unbeaten, the Badgers are sitting in eighth and need quite a bit of help to feel secure about their spot in the top four.
Georgia comes in undefeated, and Auburn has two losses coming to Clemson and LSU. It'll be interesting to see how things play out and what the CFP rankings look like next week.
Auburn might be the most popular team in America the next two weeks, but are the Tigers more than spoilers? Although everyone is questioning the Sooners' defense right now, including committee members, they could have the nation's best one-loss profile if they win out.