College Football Playoff Projections Week 10: Multiple SEC Teams?

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Oct 25, 2014; Knoxville, TN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Eddie Jackson (4) reacts after an interception against the Tennessee Volunteers during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Alabama won 34 to 20. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

FBS Teams Who Still Control Their Own Destiny for a Spot in the College Football Playoff

Alabama Crimson Tide, 7-1

After Ole Miss’s loss to Auburn last Saturday, everything is back in front of Alabama. Not only do they control their own destiny for a spot in the College Football Playoff. They control their own destiny for the SEC Championship, which would eliminate all controversy of them going to the playoff. Our projections have them losing two more games, unfortunately, because they have to play Auburn and Mississippi State. But that’s based on rankings, and we could predict this team to win both games. They’re good enough. Regardless, Nick Saban’s team has a second chance and should take advantage.

Baylor Bears, 7-1

As we mentioned before, it’s hard for us to see more than two SEC teams actually making it into the College Football Playoff, even with three in it last week. They all still play each other, so two is the more likely scenario. Florida State would be the third team, and that leaves the door open for the fourth team. Oregon is high right now, but we think by the end of the year the love would go to a 1-loss Big 12 champion. That’s why we put Kansas State on that list, but Baylor could be right there. If the Bears can manage to keep on winning, they would win the Big 12 and beat Kansas State. That would have to be enough to put them in the playoff.

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