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  1. CFP executive director Bill Hancock once said, "If it can happen, it will happen." The question is when. When will we see a two-loss conference champion in the top four? When will Notre Dame knock two Power 5 conference champs out of the top four? When will two teams from the same conference get in? It's still early, which means all of the above -- and more -- bizarre scenarios are still in play for 2017. Don't believe it? Consider these possibilities, sure to make the selection committee sweat -- ranked in order of most to least chaotic: 1. Three Power 5 champions are left out Are you sitting down? What if the SEC gets two teams in -- and Notre Dame is in. Then you're talking about three -- three! -- Power 5 champions left out. If No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia are undefeated heading into the SEC title game, and Georgia loses a nail-biter, it's plausible the SEC's two best teams both finish in the top four. Then, consider Notre Dame -- a team that lost by one point to Georgia -- running the table. Notre Dame has the seventh-toughest remaining schedule, according to FPI, tailor-made to impress the committee. If the Irish knock off No. 11 USC, No. 16 NC State, No. 8 Miami and No. 22 Stanford to finish 11-1 -- with their lone loss to a CFP top-four team -- how does the committee leave them out? A playoff berth for Notre Dame would mean one less spot for a Power 5 champion. Fabian Radulescu/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire 2. Wisconsin becomes the first undefeated conference champion left out of the CFP A dubious distinction, no doubt. This one would be even more controversial if No. 1 on this list were to come to fruition. It's hard to imagine an undefeated Power 5 conference champion being left out. So why would the committee do it? Because there is another champ with a tougher schedule. So far, Wisconsin has beaten zero opponents with records above .500. No nonconference wins against Power 5 teams. Opponents are a combined 16-23. The Badgers are like the mirror image of 2015 Iowa. The Hawkeyes lost to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game that year, though, so the committee has never had to consider the possibility of leaving an undefeated league champ out -- at least not yet, anyway. One thing is for sure: With a schedule like Wisconsin's, there's no margin for error. 3. TCU drops from No. 2 to No. 5 because of the Big 12 championship game Could you imagine the look on coach Gary Patterson's face? It couldn't possibly happen again, could it? It could. In 2014, TCU dropped from No. 3 to No. 6 in the committee's final ranking, prompting much agony and debate over whether the league needed a conference championship game. So it got one. Now, what if the Big 12's ideal scenario is also its worst nightmare: Undefeated TCU loses to Oklahoma State -- a team it already beat during the regular season -- in the resurrected Big 12 championship game and drops out of the top four. Again. 4. Penn State finishes with one loss but is snubbed again The Nittany Lions won the Big Ten last year but were left out because they had two losses. What if this year, Penn State's only loss is on the road to Ohio State? That's exactly what ESPN's FPI forecasts. If that happens, PSU probably wouldn't win the Big Ten because it would need Ohio State to lose twice, which is unlikely. The Buckeyes are favored by FPI to win out, but they face Michigan in Ann Arbor to end the regular season. It's very possible PSU has a better season but ends with the same CFP result. 5. Auburn wins out, but the committee still chooses one-loss Alabama Auburn has already lost to Clemson and LSU, but the Tigers could run the table -- knocking off Georgia and Alabama along the way -- and win the SEC. So then you have a one-loss Alabama team that has likely been ranked in the top four all season just sitting there. There's precedent for this. Last year, the committee put Ohio State in at the expense of Penn State, which won the Big Ten and beat the Buckeyes head to head. Didn't matter. The committee thought Ohio State was still the better team. Would the committee really leave the Tide out in favor of a two-loss SEC champ? Or would we see the CFP's first two-loss conference champ in the top four at Nick Saban's expense? 6. NC State loses to Notre Dame but beats Clemson and wins the ACC NC State would be undefeated in league play -- but have two nonconference losses to South Carolina and Notre Dame. That's why, if the Wolfpack have bigger goals than winning the ACC, they need to worry about their road trip to Notre Dame on Oct. 28 and not look ahead to the Nov. 4 home game against Clemson. Right now, NC State is the only team in the ACC's Atlantic Division that still controls its own destiny. The Clemson game will likely end up determining the division winner. Winning the ACC is great for NC State, but if the Wolfpack lose to Notre Dame along the way, the ACC loses big time, too. 7. USC loses to Notre Dame but wins the Pac-12 It's a similar scenario to the ACC's nightmare -- a two-loss conference champion. The only difference would be that USC had a league loss, to Washington State. Saturday's game between USC and Notre Dame is a CFP elimination game, which means if the Trojans lose, it's unlikely even a Pac-12 title will be enough to get them in. http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/page/RoadtoAtlanta101717/the-college-football-playoff-scenarios-create-most-chaos
  2. War flamingo

    Thanks to @python815 for posting the Cinci game online. The War Flaming even made on TV!
  3. Week 8 Games of Interest

    My bad, bolded the wrong team but explained for a Temple win lol
  4. Houston Game Time

  5. Week 7 Injury Report

    Appears to be a lingering ankle issue
  6. Week 7 Injury Report

    Haven't seen anything about Tajee, but does anyone know why we haven't seen him on the field at all?
  7. Week 8 Games of Interest

    Here is my take on the Week 8 games. (Bolded teams USF/AAC wants to win) Thursday Oct. 19 #25 Memphis at Houston 8:00PM ET (ESPN) (USF SOS) Saturday Oct. 21 Maryland at #5 Wisconsin 12:00PM ET (No TV listed) (Playoff madness) #10 Ok State at Texas 12:00PM ET (ABC) (USF Ranking and Playoffs) Tulsa at UConn 12:00PM ET (ESPNU) (No true difference in who wins) Temple at Army 12:00PM ET (CBSSN) (USF SOS) Tennessee at #1 Alabama 3:30PM ET (CBS) (Playoff madness) Syracuse at #8 Miami 3:30PM ET (ESPN) (USF Ranking and Playoffs) UNC at #14 Virginia Tech 3:30PM ET (USF Ranking) Indiana at #18 Michigan State 3:30PM ET (ABC) (AAC Rankings) #20 UCF at Navy 3;30PM ET (CBSSN) (Not 100% on who but I still feel that we'd want UCF to win) Illinois at Minnesota 3:30PM ET (No TV listed) (USF SOS) #9 Oklahoma at Kansas State 4:00PM ET (FOX) (USF Ranking and Playoffs) SMU at Cinci 4:00PM ET (ESPNU) (USF SOS) BYU at ECU 7:00PM ET (No TV listed) (USF SOS) #24 LSU at Ole Miss 7:15PM ET (ESPN) (Screw the SEC) #19 Michigan at #2 Penn State 7:30PM ET (ABC) (Playoffs, even though Michigan would certainly jump us) #11 USC at #13 Notre Dame 7:30PM ET (NBC) (USF Ranking & Playoffs, Notre Dame has more chances to lose later) #21 Auburn at Arkansas 7:30PM ET (SECN) (Screw the SEC) Kansas at #4 TCU 8:00PM ET (FOX) (Playoff madness) #23 WVU at Baylor 8:00PM ET (No TV listed) (AAC rankings) Fresno State at SDSU 10:30PM ET (CBSSN) (Completely end their G5 hopes) Colorado at #15 Washington St 10:45PM ET (ESPN) (USF Ranking)
  8. Number of Players with 1,000 yards rushing

    After 6 games here are the updated rushing stats: Tice - 493 DJ - 485 QF - 475 Sands - 113 MVS - 83 Antoine - 58 Sutton - 47 Mack - 10 Oladokun - 1
  9. Week 7 Games of Interest

    Forgot to add the AAC and a couple others AAC UConn at Temple 12:00PM ET (ESPNN) (No real gain) Houston at Tulsa 4:00PM ET (ESPNN) (Better chance for Houston to be ranked and hypes up our game) Tulane at FIU 7:00PM ET (No TV listed) (USF and AAC SOS) Other Games Rutgers at Illinois 12:00PM ET (BTN) (USF SOS regardless of how bad Buttgers is) Northwestern at Maryland 3:30PM ET (ESPN2) (AAC SOS) UCLA at Arizona 9:00PM ET (PAC12) (Better AAC SOS)
  10. Week 7 Games of Interest

    Here is my take on the teams that will impact USF in some way. (Bolded teams are teams we want to win) Friday 10/13 #2 Clemson at Cuse 7:00PM ET (ESPN) (Playoff madness) #8 Wash St at Cal 10:30PM ET (ESPN) (Playoff and USF Rankings) Saturday 10/14 #6 TCU at Kansas St 12:00PM ET (FS1) (Playoff and USF Rankings) #17 Michigan at Indiana 12:00PM ET (ABC) (AAC Rankings) #20 NC State at Pitt 12:00PM ET (ACCN) (AAC Rankings) #24 Texas Tech at WVU 12:00PM ET (ESPNU) (AAC Rankings) Purdue at #7 Wisconsin 3:30PM ET (BTN) (Playoff and USF Rankings) #10 Auburn at LSU 3:30PM ET (CBS) (Playoff and USF Rankings) GT at #11 Miami 3:30PM ET (ABC) (USF Rankings) #12 Oklahoma at* Texas 3:30PM ET (ESPN) (USF Rankings) Baylor at #14 Ok State 3:30PM ET (FS1) (USF Rankings) #25 Navy at Memphis 3:45PM ET (ESPNU) (AAC Rankings) ECU at #22 UCF 7:00PM ET (CBSSN) (AAC Rankings and USF SOS) #9 Ohio St at Nebraska 7:30PM ET (FS1) (USF Rankings) Utah at #13 USC 8:00PM ET (ABC) (USF Rankings) #21 Michigan St at Minnesota 8:00PM ET (BTN) (AAC Rankings) Boise State at #19 SDSU 10:30PM ET (CBSSN) (USF G5 and AAC Rankings) Oregon at #23 Stanford 11:00PM ET (No TV listed) (Weakens SDSU SOS and AAC Rankings)
  11. Welcome a New Bull

    Jimmy Bayes has a new little Bull!
  12. Week 6 Games of Interest

    Even though UNLV is not on the same level as NIU or Boise, they could catch SDSU overlooking them. This game falls in between NIU at home and Boise at home, so it has trap game written all over it.