1) Minnesota is for real
P.J. Fleck is rowing the boat towards a Big Ten championship game! The Gophers squeaked by the 4th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions at home yesterday and now find themselves in the Big Ten Championship race. Can they win it? Probably not, but never underestimate the Tony Robbins of College Football coaches. Fleck took Western Michigan farther than anybody thought they could ever be taken and know he has done it at Minnesota. A tough road test at Iowa and a home game against a very beatable Wisconsin team are all that stands between the Gophers and the Big Ten Championship game.
2) Burrow and Tua are legit NFL quarterback prospects
Burrow was the standout here and should be the number one pick in the draft. Tua is right up there to me as he was playing injured and rallied the Tide to within 5 points by the time all was said and done. Both of these quarterbacks were mentally tough and very smart.
3) Clemson needs a real game
The Tigers have to be questioned as the non-conference schedule has been bad and the ACC is terrible overall, which makes it hard to gauge exactly how good Clemson is. That being said, with the best coach in college football and Trevor Lawrence they still could be the team left standing at the end.
4) The Baylor Bears have a shot at the playoffs
The Bears host a struggling Sooners team and Texas in the next couple weeks. If they win those two they have a legitimate shot to be in the final four. How about a Minnesota-Baylor playoff game? Hey, you never know!
5) Georgia is still in the running also
The Bulldogs took control of the SEC East with a win over Florida last week and with games still remaining against Auburn, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech, the Dawgs should be a one-loss team taking on LSU for the SEC Title. A win there and the Dawgs should be in the playoffs.