Ranking Week 11 Games By College Football Playoff Implications

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Nov 1, 2014; Morgantown, WV, USA; TCU Horned Frogs running back Trevorris Johnson (24) high fives fans after defeating West Virginia Mountaineers 31-30 at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Into the second week of November, we are inching closer and closer to that College Football Playoff we’ve all been waiting for. Each week one or multiple teams are being eliminated. The same holds true this week.

With seven games featuring Top 25 teams playing each other this weekend, including three with two one-loss teams going against each other, our playoff contenders will be narrowed down significantly this week.

But, if enough one-loss teams lose, all of a sudden it could widen the field with two-loss teams fighting their way into the discussion. Either could happen, so when we say playoff implications, it doesn’t just mean trimming the branches. It could also mean growing a few more, which could make the last few weeks of the season very interesting.

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Right now, at most, there will be eight undefeated or one-loss Power Five teams at the end of the year. But there will likely be fewer.

We have three SEC teams vying for a spot in the College Football Playoff, and they all control their own destiny. At the same time, Florida State is in control of its own destiny. And then you have Notre Dame, three one-loss Big 12 teams, three one-loss Big Ten teams, and another one-loss Pac-12 team.

At most, by the end of the year, there will be no more than two one-loss or undefeated teams from the SEC, one one-loss team from the Pac-12, one one-loss team from the Big Ten, two one-loss teams from the Big 12, and two one-loss or undefeated teams from the ACC.

So there’s plenty of football left, and after this weekend will know a lot more. Let’s see how the games rank based on College Football Playoff implications. There are six of them this weekend.

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