College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 7

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College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 7

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College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 7

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The unbeaten College Football Playoff contenders

Going unbeaten with a Power Five championship will all but guarantee an invite into the College Football Playoff. The Big Ten and Pac-12 will be added when they start playing.

Alabama (4-0)

Will it happen? Yup. All of a sudden, the rest of the schedule looks more than manageable after rolling by Georgia. The Tide can lose once before the SEC Championship and still be more than fine.

Clemson (5-0)

Will it happen? Has this team given you any indication that it’s going to slip anywhere in any way? Maybe there could be a problem at Notre Dame, and there will be issues in the regular season finale at Virginia Tech, but the ACC Championship appearance is a lock, and go from there.

Notre Dame (4-0)

Will it happen? Not a chance if the team plays like it did against Louisville. Going to Pitt will be a problem, and Clemson and at North Carolina are scary. However, if the team can play up to its capabilities, it can lose once, get to the ACC Championship, and have a shot to get in.

Oklahoma State (3-0)

Will it happen? No chance. It’ll lose either at Oklahoma, to Texas, or to Iowa State, or at Kansas State … there are too many landmines and will probably lose twice.

Teams that haven’t played yet, but …
Finished. Done. Let’s go take a steam
The Group of Five hopefuls
One-loss teams still alive

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