4. Big 12 vs. Utah
It’s up to Utah this weekend to annihilate Colorado and then beat No. 14 Oregon in dominant fashion in the Pac-12 Championship. If the committee likes the Utes right now enough to put them No. 6 – committee chair Rob Mullens acknowledged that the USC loss isn’t that big a deal with RB Zack Moss banged up – that probably won’t change.
The Big 12 now has three teams in the top 21 with chances for the top teams to do something big.
No. 7 Oklahoma has to travel to No. 21 Oklahoma State this week. Win, and no matter what, that’s going to be strong on the resumé. Beat No. 9 Baylor, too – assuming the Bears take care of Kansas this week – and all of a sudden, a 12-1 Big 12 Champion will have closed stronger with more impressive wins than anything Utah can do.
Unless Utah wipes out the Buffs and Ducks.
Basically, Utah, win these next two games really, really, really, really big.
You know who else needs to win really, really, really, really, really big? …