1. Three major upsets make things interesting in the CFP.
With Stanford and Utah losing, it doesn’t look like there will be a Pac-12 representative in the CFP, but throw in LSU’s second straight loss and it kills any chance of there being an Alabama-LSU rematch.
2. Notre Dame fans have to be a little angry right now.
But they shouldn’t really be. Getting jumped by Ok State is something I felt was a possibility. With a weaker schedule and a loss on the books, undefeated teams (especially ones that beat good teams like Baylor) will jump the Irish. They have to run the table and hope for a little bit of luck because Iowa and some solid one loss teams are right behind them.
3. What could be in store for Miami’s future?
In the immediate future, they are bowl eligible and its mathematically for them to finish with a worse record than last year. Larry Scott hasn’t done a whole lot and its a forgone conclusion that he won’t be the head coach next year. A committee has been put together to search for the new coach and a thought crossed my mind. What if the Hurricanes hire Lane Kiffin and he brings Mario Cristobal with him to recruit South Florida? That could be a great combination that would bring the Canes back to prominence.
4. The Heisman race is going to be fun.
A few weeks ago, Leonard Fournette was the clear favorite. Now guys like Ezekiel Elliot, Derrick Henry and Baker Mayfield could all be at the Downtown Athletic Club this winter.
5. College football will miss Gary Pinkel.
With everything going on at Mizzou over the past few months, this is just another one on the long list of things that the Tigers will have to address in the offseason. That being said, Gary Pinkel is a great coach and he’s leaving a huge void in Columbia. I, for one, hope that he beats lymphoma and gets back to coaching someday.