Saturday’s games have been played and the rankings for this week will be hectic. We have our top-4 teams in college football heading into the final stretch of the year.
4. TCU 9-0
The TCU Horned Frogs took care of business against Texas Tech. The performance wasn’t a dominating one, but it was a good win that showed that TCU has fight in them. The 34-24 win puts TCU in the driver seat to play for the Big 12 championship and a playoff spot.
The only program to represent the Big 12 in the playoffs has been the Oklahoma Sooners. TCU’s resume include wins over four ranked teams with next Saturday’s game against Texas potentially being their fifth. The Horned Frogs will have as good of an argument to be in the top-4 as any.
3. Michigan 9-0
Michigan once again is headed towards a chance at the playoffs. The last three game might be difficult if the Wolverines overlook any of the final three teams. Nebraska, #16 Illinois, and #2 Ohio State will all be gunning to end Michigan’s dominating streak.
Ultimately, we all expect the game against #2 Ohio State to be the game of the year for the Big 10. Michigan is led by quarterback J.J. McCarthy. McCarthy has thrown for over 1,400 yards this season and 10 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions. The run game is also powered by running back Blake Corum. Corum has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season.
Head Coach Jim Harbough has his program playing dominant football for the 2nd straight year.
2. Ohio State 9-0
Another tough game for the Buckeyes. Heisman hopeful C.J. Stroud did not have his best game on Saturday against 1-7 Northwestern. The projected 1st round pick in the upcoming draft missed on a lot of throws and didn’t throw for many yards either. The one thing we can agree on is that he will bounce back next week.
Furthermore, the Buckeyes have played a physical schedule against some very locked in defenses. Their next 2 games should be tune up games before the big match up against #3 Michigan at home. The winner of that game will head to the Big 10 Championship game. More importantly, they will control their own destiny to the college football playoffs.
1. Georgia 9-0
Once again, Georgia looked impressive over the weekend. In what was expected to be a competitive game, turned into a beat down. Georgia man handled Tennessee all game. Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker looked average all game. The Georgia defense was pressuring the Heisman race leader all game. For the first time all season, Hooker threw no touchdowns. However, for the second time this year, Hooker threw an interception.
This Georgia team flexed their will against Tennessee with a balanced offensive attack. Quarterback Statson Bennett threw for 257 yards, 2 touchdowns, and rushed for 1 more. Defensively, Georgia stifled the high-powered offense of the Volunteers. Georgia is now firmly in the driver seat to the SEC Championship game and the college football playoffs.