Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Seven Midway Point Edition

The plot is thickening. At the half way point of the season we are starting to see separation. Our playoff players are clear but with so much chaos still possible, a few two loss teams are suddenly separating among the eliminated as well. Alabama and Ohio State look like the clear power players this year which is no surprise. Clemson looks sick but still very much capable of making the playoff, not dissimilar from Florida State 2014. Michigan and Texas A&M are poised to jump into the Buckeye and Tide stratosphere but they will have to step up and knock off the giants in their respective games to establish themselves. For the Wolverines they have to wait and stay perfect the rest of this season. Texas A&M will have its chance against impossible odds this weekend and if David does knock off Goliath, the Aggies must remember that Rebels, Tigers and a potential SEC title game still remain. For Michigan, if they do beat Ohio State they might have to contend with the Badgers again or an old foe from the 90’s in Nebraska. This says nothing of the two undefeated Big 12 teams, the dangerous Huskies lurking in the Pacific Northwest and scarily quiet Louisville, Florida, Utah and even Boise lurking just outside the picture.

The SEC picture will become clearer this week but we could get our first bowl elimination this week if Rice goes 0-7. At the top of the bracket several teams will find themselves 7-0 or 8-0 and ready to enter the home stretch to the playoff.

 

The “Win And Your In” Conference

 

The Undefeated Division

Alabama (7-0)

• USC

• Western Kentucky

• Ole Miss

• Tennessee

• Arkansas

Ohio State (6-0)

• Wisconsin

• Tulsa

• Oklahoma

• Indiana

Texas A&M (6-0)

• Auburn

• Arkansas

• Tennessee

Clemson (7-0)

• Auburn

• Troy

• Louisville

Michigan (6-0)

• Colorado

• Penn State

• Wisconsin

Baylor (6-0)

• Oklahoma State

West Virginia (7-0)

• Kansas State

Nebraska (6-0)

• Indiana

Washington (6-0)

• Stanford

 

The “No Room For Error – G5 Edition” Division

Western Michigan (7-0)

Boise State (6-0)

 

The “No Room For Error – P5 Edition” Division

Louisville (5-1)

Utah (6-1)

Florida (5-1)

 

The Eliminated Conference

 

The “One Loss G5’s” Division

South Florida (6-1)

Navy (4-1)

Memphis (5-1)

Houston (6-1)

San Diego State (5-1)

Toledo (5-1)

Troy (5-1)

 

The “I’m Pretty Sure You’re Dead…Right?” Division

Florida State (5-2)

Oklahoma (4-2)

Iowa (5-2)

Wisconsin (4-2)

Washington State (4-2)

Auburn (4-2)

LSU (4-2)

Arkansas (5-2)

 

The “Not Playoff Good But Still Good” Division

Tulsa (4-2)

North Carolina (5-2)

Pittsburgh (5-2)

Virginia Tech (4-2)

Oklahoma State (4-2)

Minnesota (4-2)

Western Kentucky (4-3)

Eastern Michigan (5-2)

Central Michigan (5-2)

Colorado (5-2)

Tennessee (5-2)

Arizona State (5-2)

Appalachian State (4-2)

Ole Miss (3-3)

 

The “Averagely Frisky” Division

Temple (4-3)

Wake Forest (5-2)

North Carolina State (4-2)

Miami (4-2)

Georgia Tech (4-3)

TCU (4-2)

Penn State (4-2)

Maryland (4-2)

Old Dominion (4-2)

Middle Tennessee State (4-2)

Louisiana Tech (4-3)

Southern Miss (4-3)

Army (4-2)

BYU (4-3)

Ohio (4-3)

Akron (4-3)

Ball State (4-3)

Wyoming (4-2)

Air Force (4-2)

Stanford (4-2)

USC (4-2)

Idaho (4-3)

Indiana (3-3)

Kansas State (3-3)

Kentucky (3-3)

 

“The Averagely Disappointing” Division

UCF (3-3)

UConn (3-4)

Cincinnati (3-3)

Tulane (3-3)

Syracuse (3-4)

Boston College (3-3)

Duke (3-4)

Texas Tech (3-3)

Northwestern (3-3)

FIU (3-4)

North Texas (3-3)

UTSA (3-3)

Colorado State (3-4)

UNLV (3-4)

Hawaii (3-4)

Nevada (3-4)

California (3-3)

UCLA (3-4)

Georgia (4-3)

Vanderbilt (3-4)

Georgia Southern (3-3)

South Alabama (3-3)

 

The “Bad” Division

New Mexico (3-3)

Texas (3-3)

Purdue (3-3)

ECU (2-4)

South Carolina (2-4)

Missouri (2-4)

SMU (2-4)

Virginia (2-4)

Mississippi State (2-4)

Illinois (2-4)

Marshall (2-4)

Charlotte (2-5)

Notre Dame (2-5)

Kent State (2-5)

Utah State (2-4)

San Jose State (2-5)

Oregon State (2-4)

Oregon (2-4)

Arizona (2-5)

 

The “Ugly” Division

Kansas (1-5)

Iowa State (1-6)

Rutgers (2-5)

FAU (1-6)

UTEP (1-5)

UMass (1-6)

Miami (OH) (1-6)

Buffalo (1-5)

Bowling Green (1-6)

North Illinois (1-6)

Fresno State (1-6)

 

The “Rice” Division

Rice (0-6)

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