How crazy is it that were now one week into the last month of the routine season in college football? Georgia affirmed that its the finest group in college football with another dominant success. On the opposite end of the spectrum, however, we saw unbeaten Michigan State and Wake Forest take their first loss of the year while Alabama, Ohio State, Cincinnati and more all had a hard time against inferior challengers.
Unbeaten Oklahoma came in at a surprising No. 8 in the first College Football Playoff rankings but there is a clear path to the CFP for them still. Both teams had passed that, conveniently in the case of the Spartans, coming into Week 10 as they were amongst the few undefeated groups left in the sport.
Breaking down college footballs winners and losers from a scare-filled and upset Week 10 with Alabama and Ohio State surviving and Michigan State falling.
How crazy is it that were now one week into the last month of the routine season in college football? It genuinely doesnt seem like all that long ago that we were hyping up Georgia-Clemson to open the season. Now, the stakes are higher, the lights are brighter and its time for the pretenders and contenders to truly separate themselves.
We saw a little that on Saturday in Week 10. Georgia verified that its the best team in college football with another dominant victory. On the opposite end of the spectrum, though, we saw unbeaten Michigan State and Wake Forest take their very first loss of the year while Alabama, Ohio State, Cincinnati and more all resisted inferior opponents.
Whichs simply the 50,000-foot view of what occurred today. To break it down even more, were handing out some winner and loser labels for Week 10 of the college football season.
College football Week 10 loser: Jimmy Lake
Truthfully, Washington was going to be a complete afterthought for this column but Jimmy Lake wholly earned his area as a loser of the week and, honestly, somebody who ought to lose his job.
It does typically feel unusual to state that about somebody because, merely, these are individuals and were discussing their livelihoods. This isnt about his senseless comments about recruiting for the Huskies or even the reality that his team is sub -.500 and underperforming.
In the matchup against Oregon, Lake claimed he was separating a skirmish between his players and the Ducks. The video reveals a various story as he plainly struck one of his own gamers in the facemask and then pressed him in the back when he turned away.
That habits from a head coach at any level of football cant stand. Washingtons advertisement has actually currently said theyre checking out the matter, which appears like the start of the end for Lake. And after the incident with his player, it damn well must be. Get that excruciating behavior out of this fantastic sport.
College football Week 10 winner: Oklahoma Sooners
Lincoln Riley and the Sooners needed to be sitting at house on Saturday reclining and taking pleasure in the sights. Undefeated Oklahoma can be found in at an unexpected No. 8 in the very first College Football Playoff rankings however there is a clear course to the CFP for them still. And a few of that unfolded on Saturday.
With Michigan State losing, Ohio State looking suspect, and Cincinnati not winning anybody over, Oklahoma is now in a far more favorable position. Obviously, the next action is advancing that point throughout a ruthless closing stretch versus Baylor, Iowa State and Oklahoma State however, if they take care of service, their path to the top 4 just became far more obvious.
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Michigan State was even lower at 4.5. Both teams had actually passed that, smoothly in the case of the Spartans, coming into Week 10 as they were amongst the couple of unbeaten groups left in the sport.
Michigan State fulfilled up with the David of college football, Purdue (and also David Bell), and collapsed like Goliath. Wake Forest was an even harder tablet to swallow as they had North Carolina at arms length however choked away a lead late to give the Tar Heels the win.
The excellent news for the Spartans is that they are still alive in the CFP mix. Fortunately for the Deacs is that they are still unbeaten in the ACC as this was a non-conference match on the schedule. However even still, its a bit unfortunate to see two impressive unbeaten runs end for these groups.
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