College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 4

College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 4

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College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 4

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One loss teams that have a shot … Technically

Run the table and finish the season at 12-1 with a conference championship, and that should get the job done. There’s also a key two-loss program still in the mix, but for all of these teams … nah. It’s not happening.

Arizona

When it’ll all be over: UCLA isn’t a layup now next week, but the end will come either at Colorado the week after or when Washington comes to town.

Arizona State

When it’ll all be over: If not at Cal on Friday night, at Utah, or at UCLA, or against USC, or against Oregon … it’s a rough run the rest of the way.

Boston College

When it’ll all be over: The Eagles are good enough to beat Wake Forest, but even if they get hot for the next few weeks, they have to go to Clemson on October 26th.

Colorado

When it’ll all be over: If not Arizona this week, then at Oregon or at Washington State.

Duke

When it’ll all be over: The Blue Devils might be able to win at Virginia Tech next week, and they should go on a little bit of a run. But at Virginia, Notre Dame, at Wake Forest and Miami is too tough a road to get through clean.

Indiana

When it’ll all be over: At Michigan State this week. Pull that off, through, and this might get a wee bit interesting considering … nah.

Iowa State

When it’ll all be over: Take your pick of any Big 12 game. At Baylor this week might be it, or against TCU right after, or at West Virginia – the CFP hopes will be done over the next few weeks.

Maryland

When it’ll all be over: Win against Penn State this week, and there’s a chance to go on a major run with Michigan coming to College Park. However … at Ohio State, at Michigan State. It’s not happening.

Mississippi State

When it’ll all be over: At Auburn this week. Even with a win, there’s still LSU, at Texas A&M and Alabama to deal with.

Nebraska

When it’ll all be over: If it’s not against Ohio State this week, it’s against Wisconsin or Iowa in November – if the Huskers can still get there unscathed.

NC State

When it’ll all be over: The Pack could lose at Florida State this week. The date with Clemson on November 9th is the hard no, but other than that, this is a schedule to potentially run through.

Texas A&M

When it’ll all be over: Here’s the one big overall exception. A&M has two losses, but one is at Clemson, and the chances will be there to redeem themselves for the loss to Auburn. It won’t happen, but run the table by beating Alabama, Georgia at Georgia and LSU at LSU, get to the SEC Championship, and beat Georgia again or beat Florida, and the Aggies are in.

Texas Tech

When it’ll all be over: At Oklahoma this week.

USC

When it’ll all be over: This week at Washington or next up after that at Notre Dame.

Virginia Tech

When it’ll all be over: The schedule just isn’t that bad, but if there’s not a whiff over the next few weeks, it’ll be over at Notre Dame on November 2nd.

West Virginia

When it’ll all be over: It could happen any week now after slipping by Kansas. Even if there’s a win over Texas in Morgantown. there’s a full stop at Oklahoma on October 19th.

Finished. It’s over. The College Football Playoff dream is kaput
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