And the skid continues . . . yet another loss for the Spartans (that’s seven (7) in a row — the longest losing streak since 1982). Alas. Well, the first College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings were released this week . . . Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, and Texas A&M were the top four. There are only five (5) unbeaten teams remaining (Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Washington, and Western Michigan) and the Big Ten Conference has five teams in the CFP rankings (four in the top-10): Michigan [#3], Ohio State [#6], Wisconsin [#8], Nebraska [#10], and Penn State [#12].
Next up for the Spartans: at home against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers (and the battle for the basement in the Big Ten East). Go Green!
The upsets this week included:
Texas A&M (#4) losing to Mississippi State by seven (7) points.
Florida (#11) losing to unranked Arkansas.
Baylor (#17) losing to unranked TCU.
The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
Auburn (#9) defeating unranked Vanderbilt by seven (7) points.
Oklahoma State (#18) defeating unranked Kansas State by six (6) points.
Virginia Tech (#19) defeating unranked Duke by three (3) points.
Florida State (#22) defeating unranked North Carolina State by four (4) points.
Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Alabama (#1) defeating LSU (#13).