Daily Five: Group Of Five Teams In New Year's Six Bowl Race

Daily Five: Group Of Five Teams In New Year's Six Bowl Race

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Daily Five: Group Of Five Teams In New Year's Six Bowl Race

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2. Fresno State Bulldogs (8-1)

Quickly and cheerfully swap this out with Utah State if the Aggies win out.

Fresno State has to first win at Boise State this week – that would get the ball really rolling to move up in the College Football Playoff rankings. Beat San Diego State to follow, and then the resumé finally starts to look okay.

The loss at Minnesota is going to look worse and worse as the season goes on, but coming up with a blowout at UCLA, and getting a special year out of the defense – allowing three points in three of the last five games, and seven in another – but the wins have to keep on coming against the better teams, and it’s going to take some help.

Not only do the Bulldogs have to get by Boise State, San Diego State, San Jose State, and either Utah State or Boise State in the Mountain West championship, but they also need UCF to lose.

Here’s the positive part – remember, it’s about the top-ranked Group of Five champion.

UCF could get to the American Athletic title game, lose, and Fresno State would be right there on the doorstep. But …

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