Conference Championship Picture

The college football regular season is winding down, which means it’s time to look at the major conference races. In several conferences, teams in the hunt still have to play each other, which should make for an exciting finish.

American
Favorite: Central Florida (5-0 in conference)
Still alive: Louisville (5-1), Cincinnati (5-1), Houston (4-2), SMU (3-2)

UCF has survived close calls the last two weeks to remain unbeaten in conference. The Knights are expected to win their final three—home against Rutgers and South Florida; at SMU—but can probably lose one and still win the American. That’s because they already beat Louisville and should they find themselves tied with Cincinnati, UCF would probably win the tiebreaker by virtue of a better BCS ranking. Houston and SMU are not mathematically eliminated, but are eliminated by any other measure.

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Is FSU Better Than Bama?

If Alabama reaches the national championship game, they will be favored regardless of opponent (in fact, there is already a point spread for a potential Alabama-Florida State title game and ‘Bama is favored by 5.5 points). But if we’re solely looking at what’s happened this season, Florida State (and Baylor) make a great case for No. 1. I look at why, as well as break down how bad Oregon has been against Stanford (relative to their success against other teams). All that (AND MORE!) here: http://saturdayblitz.com/2013/11/14/week-11-recap/

National Championship Contenders: When Will They Lose?

After last weekend’s action, eight undefeated teams remain, including six from major conferences. Florida State plays Miami on Saturday, eliminating one; when might the others stumble? I try to answer that question, as well as look into Boise State’s struggles (they have three losses!) and complain about two bye weeks in one season. Read it all here: http://saturdayblitz.com/2013/10/28/will-remaining-unbeatens-lose/

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