Washington hopes to ride Pac-12 title to playoff berth

Washington hopes to ride Pac-12 title to playoff berth

There are few things more surprising in 2016 than the polls, and it doesn't matter which kind of poll.

It was apparent early in the season that Washington was going to be a contender fo the Pac-12 crown, and when the Huskies knocked off Stanford and OR in successive weeks it seemed that there was little the rest of the conference could do to keep its most dominant team out of the Pac-12 game.

For the Pac-12, it would be better for Washington to win, and have someone in the race for the National Championship. But plenty of opponents had more overall talent than Colorado this season and the Buffs won consistently all year. It likely won't happen, but it could. He also has 13 career 100-yard games. The Buffaloes have an outside chance of landing one of the four College Football Playoff berths with a win. Most notably, injuring his ankle at MI which caused him to miss two games. Shame on the Huskies for playing a non-conference schedule that included Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State. They're firmly planted into the 2-spot and can't lose this week, so they're safe.

Instead, WMU became the first undefeated team to win the MAC title game since Marshall in 1999.

Every game, the Colorado football team carries symbolic artifacts onto the field: a tool box, a sledgehammer, the state flag and the United States flag.

I've said it before, I'll say it again - Ohio State is going to the playoff regardless of Saturday's outcome.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Washington coach Chris Petersen is happy to let others do the politicking and lobbying when it comes to the College Football Playoff. However, there is a however we have to address. Though, he is expected to play in the Big Ten Title game against No. 6 Wisconsin. That changes tonight, when either Washington or Colorado will take home the trophy. The 11-1 Clemson Tigers won the ACC Coastal division (otherwise known as the good division or the SEC West or Big Ten East or Mountain West Mountain of the ACC) and will face Atlantic division victor Virginia Tech.

"Great up front, and they have good corners", Liufau said. “They want UW for playoff implications or anything like that. The Trojans were ranked No. 11 last Tuesday, only three spots behind Colorado. The Huskies finished with 30 takeaways, which is the most among all FBS defenses, with the secondary of Budda Baker, Kevin King, Sidney Jones and Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year Taylor Rapp combining for nine of those takeaways. That helped out Sefo Liufau and allowed Colorado to control the clock in their games.

This might seem like a big drop for Colorado, but it is the best bowl they will have gone to in more than 15 years.

If the Huskies win and make the playoffs, the Trojans stand a chance of leapfrogging Colorado in the CFP rankings and becoming the Pac-12's replacement team for January 2 in Pasadena.



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