Washington’s sparkling sixth-place win in Oregon shook the College Football Playoff picture Saturday night and preceded UCLA’s stunning home loss to Arizona that narrowed the last four Pac-12 hopes of one team – Lincoln Riley’s USC Trojans. There’s a lot of movement and shaking that can happen beforehand in the Top 25 Sunday AP rankings with these decisions, along with a TCU win in Texas.
In our latest forecast, many of the nationally ranked teams will be coming out of the latest AP poll, while a few others in the playoffs game have notably flexed their muscles, including Ohio State, Michigan and Tennessee. The Volunteers scored 66 points during the Missouri defeat, a style points win for Josh Hubble’s team after last week’s loss to Georgia.
Liberty and Illinois are among the teams that may no longer be ranked Hugh Friese lost the flames to Ocon and the Illini Fighting Team suffered a setback at home to Purdue to lose their home ground to the top of Big Ten West.
Here’s how we expect our new AP poll on Sunday to look at the penultimate week of the regular season: