The race for the College Football Playoff was more impacted by COVID-19 than the matchups but there is still plenty of games left.
If Week 11 of the 2020 season felt empty, that was a common mindset amongst college football fans. While there were some exciting matchups, there weren’t a lot that changed the College Football Playoff outlook.
Much of the attention in the sports world was focused on the The Masters including ESPN’s destination on College GameDay.
This week, college football suffered its biggest surge of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic grew worse last spring. Fifteen games were either postponed or cancelled, including six that featured ranked teams. The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes and No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies all had games postponed or cancelled.
Some games left a big impact on the future of some teams as College Football Playoff contenders either now or in the future. No. 2 Notre Dame not only avoided a trap with a 45-31 win over Boston College after beating No. 1 Clemson last week. The Irish offense scored 31 points in the first half.
The No. 10 Indiana Hoosiers continue to surprise the Big Ten and the nation as a whole. They are looking like a team that is expecting to be elite each week. They are not fully content after their 24-0 shutout win at Michigan State, however. They can make a serious run for the Big Ten title and a College Football Playoff appearance.
Overall, the atmosphere didn’t change much with the race for the playoff or even some shocking upsets. If the sport survives the latest COVID-19 surge, then there might be a huge shakeup in Week 12 and beyond.