College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 8

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College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 8

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College Football Playoff Chase: Who's Still Alive After Week 8

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Group of Five hopefuls

It’ll take something miraculous to happen for any of these teams to get within sniffing distance of the College Football Playoff.  The only possible way it works for any of them is to 1) go unbeaten, 2) be dominant doing it, and 3) hope for chaos in the Power Five championship games.

Ranking the Group of Five programs still alive (sort of), but more realistically, the teams in the hunt for the Group of Five’s New Year’s Six bowl slot are …

American Athletic Conference

Ranked in order of most possible to least
1. Cincinnati

Alive for the New Year’s Six Bowl
2. Memphis
3. Houston
4. SMU
5. Tulsa

Conference USA

1. Marshall

Alive for the New Year’s Six Bowl
2. UAB
3. Florida Atlantic
4. Rice

Independents

1. BYU
2. Liberty

Mountain West

1. Boise State
2. San Diego State
3. Nevada
4. Hawaii
5. San Jose State
6. Colorado State
7. New Mexico

Alive for the New Year’s Six Bowl
8. Air Force
9. Fresno State
10. UNLV
11. Utah State
12. Wyoming

Sun Belt

1. Coastal Carolina

Alive for the New Year’s Six Bowl
2. Appalachian State
3. Louisiana

Finished. Done. Let’s go take a steam
One-loss teams still alive
Unbeaten College Football Playoff contenders

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