Baylor and Ohio State are hoping the committee's bump for a league title will be enough, but Ohio State also has to hope the 12 decision-makers let it play for the Big Ten title before writing it off after J.T. Barrett suffered a season-ending broken ankle. Baylor still has to get by Kansas State, who could win a share of the Big 12 with a win in Waco. Bears quarterback Bryce Petty suffered a mild concussion last week, but is expected to start for Baylor this week.
The Frogs earned some style points with an impressive 48-10 rout of Texas in Austin on Thanksgiving and should replace Mississippi State in the committee's top four this week. The big question as the Frogs move onto their season finale against Iowa State is how much the committee values conference champions. That could mean the difference between TCU holding on to the No. 4 spot and Baylor or Ohio State sliding ahead.
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Nobody does drama like the Seminoles, and the regular season finale against Florida was no different. FSU got a late-game stop to survive Rivalry Week, despite four interceptions from Jameis Winston, who raised his total to 17 this season. Up next is Georgia Tech and the Yellowjackets' option attack in the ACC Championship Game.
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The Crimson Tide survived a tremendously entertaining Iron Bowl and will face Missouri in the SEC title game in Atlanta this week. Nick Saban's team will be a heavy favorite and it's a safe bet Missouri gives Amari Cooper more attention than Auburn did. The Alabama receiver caught 13 passes for 224 yards and three scores against the rival Tigers.
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Marcus Mariota is running away with the Heisman Trophy and Oregon ran away with the Pac-12 North, winning the division by three games. If the Ducks can beat Arizona in the Pac-12 title game this week and avenge their only loss this season, they'll punch a ticket to the playoff.