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Remaining Undefeated, 1-Loss, and Winless Teams after Week 8
Teams with 1st loss Week 8:
Wisconsin
Boise State

Teams with 2nd loss Week 8:
Michigan
Arizona State
Temple
Missouri
Tulane

Teams with 1st win Week 8:
none

Maximum number of Undefeated Teams at the End of the Regular Season:
6: Clemson, Oklahoma/Baylor, Alabama/LSU, Ohio State/Minnesota/Penn State, SMU, Appalachian State
This is one team shorter thanks to Boise State's loss to BYU leaves the Mountain West with no undefeated teams.

Teams with 1st loss:
Week 0 and 1: 35.38% (46 of 130)
Week 2: 38.01% (32 of 84)
Week 3: 32.69% (17 of 52)
Week 4: 34.29% (12 of 35)
Week 5: 21.74% (5 of 23)
Week 6: 11.11% (2 of 18)
Week 7: 25% (4 of 16)
Week 8: 16.67% (2 of 12)

Week 8 Thoughts:
-First I'll note that Rice came very close to leaving the winless column up late vs.UTSA, but ended up losing.

-Some big things within conferences this week. Let's start with the Big Ten. Wisconsin's loss to Illinois is a stunner. Wisconsin was one of the teams shooting into the national spotlight as a possible CFP bowl level team and this derails that. They are definitely still in it, but the path is more narrow, almost certainly requiring an undefeated season and a tad amount of luck. The division is another thing that can't be considered locked up with Minnesota starting to really play well and with both teams remaining schedules (Iowa can't be counted out either). On the eastern side of the conference, Penn State beating Michigan gives them and the Buckeyes a two game lead on everyone else. It's now highly doubtful that anyone except these two are going to Indianapolis (although far from impossible).

-PAC-12 had the best news it could have with Oregon winning a close on at Washington. This was Oregon's toughest game left on paper and the win leaves them very much in the CFP bowl hunt and puts them in a commanding lead in the north. They need help for the CFP, but their only loss is to a good Auburn team and the overall strength of the PAC-12 isn't bad (they just don't have dominant teams at the top). The only other team in the conference now with a remote CFP chance is Utah who is the only other 1-loss team after beating formerly fellow 1-loss team Arizona State.

-In the Big 12, Baylor keeps being underdogs and keeps winning. With Texas lucky to escape Kansas this week, the possibility of the bears making the Big 12 championship game are starting to look greater. I wouldn't bet on them just yet, but they are already 4-0 in conference.

-Lot's of movement with the Group of 5 Cotton Bowl bid this week. Biggest news by far was Boise State losing to BYU. This eliminates the last Mountain West undefeated and probably the team who was most likely to end undefeated. This leaves just the American's SMU and the Sun Belt's Appalachian State undefeated.

I have been kind of glossing over Appalachian State at points, but in retrospect that is not fair. They have a win at North Carolina and a game at South Carolina still to come. Given South Carolina's victory over Georgia and progress that would look fairly decent at least. While the Sun Belt schedule might not be as strong as others, add in those two wins and it is at least debatable they will pass a 1-loss American and/or Mountain West Champion.

Week 9 Thoughts:
We have no games between undefeated teams. Our undefeated teams play in the following: Undefeated SMU @ Houston (Thursday), 1-loss Wisconsin @ undefeated Ohio State, undefeated Oklahoma @ Kansas State, Undefeated Appalachian State @ South Alabama, 1-loss Auburn @ undefeated LSU, undefeated Penn State @ Michigan State, Maryland @ undefeated Minnesota, Arkansas @ undefeated Alabama, and Boston College @ undefeated Clemson

1-loss Wisconsin @ undefeated Ohio State: Game lost a bit of luster after Wisconsin's loss last week, but this is about the worst time to play the Badgers in my view. They still have all the talent and are going to be very focused here. That said, lose this one and Wisconsin won't be able to lose any more and likely take the division.

1-loss Auburn @ undefeated LSU: Auburn's schedule has seemed too difficult this year to make the Fiesta/Peach Bowls, but they are certainly a top talent and very capable of taking down LSU. SEC offices will be rooting hard for LSU to win and set-up a potential 1 vs. 2 match-up with Alabama early next month.

Undefeated Penn State @ Michigan State: Penn State is only a 6 point favorite here. Seeing how they compare to Michigan State vs. how Ohio State looked will at least be interesting.

1-loss Notre Dame @ Michigan: This is I believe the last of the currently scheduled games between these two. Michigan opens as a slight favorite. Winning would be great for the Big Ten. Notre Dame needs to win to stay in the hunt for a CFP spot and might even for a NY6 spot.

Our winless teams play in the following games: Southern Miss @ winless Rice, winless New Mexico State @ Georgia Southern, winless Akron @ Northern Illiniois. Of the three, Rice is most likely to win, but still a 10 point underdog.

Remaining Undefeated Teams:
ACC: 1, American Athletic: 1, Big 12: 2, Big Ten: 3, Mountain West: 0, SEC: 2, Sun Belt: 1, total: 10
Clemson
Baylor
Oklahoma
Minnesota
Ohio State
Penn State
Southern Methodist
Alabama
Louisiana State
Appalachian State


1-loss Teams: ACC: 1, American: 3, Big 12: 0, Big Ten: 1, Conference USA: 2, Mountain West: 2, PAC-12: 2, SEC: 3, Sun Belt: 0, independents: 1, total: 15
Cincinnati
Louisiana Tech
San Diego State
Oregon
Utah
Notre Dame
Navy
UAB
Auburn
Georgia
Florida
Wake Forest
Memphis
Wisconsin
Boise State

Remaining Winless Teams: Conference USA: 1, MAC: 1, independents: 1, total: 3
Rice
Akron
New Mexico State
10-22-2019 09:09 AM
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RE: Remaining Undefeated, 1-Loss, and Winless Teams after Week 8
Week 10 might be the worst slate of games...ever? ABC primetime game is probably SMU-Memphis. FOX Big Noon Saturday is Nebraska-Purdue.
10-22-2019 09:21 AM
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(10-22-2019 09:21 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  Week 10 might be the worst slate of games...ever? ABC primetime game is probably SMU-Memphis. FOX Big Noon Saturday is Nebraska-Purdue.

I don't know why people keep saying this. I look at that day and see plenty of entertaining games to watch, and it features one of the biggest games of the year, Florida vs Georgia.

Here's what I will tune in for next weekend:

Early

Houston at UCF
NC State at Wake Forest

Mid-afternoon

Virginia Tech at Notre Dame
Army at Air Force
Florida vs. Georgia
Kansas State at Kansas
TCU at Oklahoma State
Utah at Washington

Evening

Virginia at North Carolina
Oregon at USC
BYU at Utah State

Yes, the early 12 noon slate is weak, but then soon after we get VT, quietly playing better lately, at Notre Dame. VT was written off early, but they've eased their way to 5-2, and this is a big chance for them.

Then the mid-afternoon slate is an embarrassment of riches. You got UGA/Florida as the centerpiece, a couple nice rivalry games in Army/AFA and K-State/Kansas, a very entertaining Big 12 game in TCU/OKST and a matchup of two good PAC teams in Washington/Utah.

And even though the evening slate isn't packed, USC-Oregon is very big and will keep me happy.

No, it's not the greatest slate of games, but to me far from the worst either. I will be happy to watch 10-12 hours of college football, as usual.
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RE: Remaining Undefeated, 1-Loss, and Winless Teams after Week 8
(10-22-2019 10:44 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(10-22-2019 09:21 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  Week 10 might be the worst slate of games...ever? ABC primetime game is probably SMU-Memphis. FOX Big Noon Saturday is Nebraska-Purdue.

I don't know why people keep saying this. I look at that day and see plenty of entertaining games to watch, and it features one of the biggest games of the year, Florida vs Georgia.

Here's what I will tune in for next weekend:

Early

Houston at UCF
NC State at Wake Forest

Mid-afternoon

Virginia Tech at Notre Dame
Army at Air Force
Florida vs. Georgia
Kansas State at Kansas
TCU at Oklahoma State
Utah at Washington

Evening

Virginia at North Carolina
Oregon at USC
BYU at Utah State

Yes, the early 12 noon slate is weak, but then soon after we get VT, quietly playing better lately, at Notre Dame. VT was written off early, but they've eased their way to 5-2, and this is a big chance for them.

Then the mid-afternoon slate is an embarrassment of riches. You got UGA/Florida as the centerpiece, a couple nice rivalry games in Army/AFA and K-State/Kansas, a very entertaining Big 12 game in TCU/OKST and a matchup of two good PAC teams in Washington/Utah.

And even though the evening slate isn't packed, USC-Oregon is very big and will keep me happy.

No, it's not the greatest slate of games, but to me far from the worst either. I will be happy to watch 10-12 hours of college football, as usual.

Yeah, those weekends without seemingly marquee matchups typically end up having a number of entertaining games.
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RE: Remaining Undefeated, 1-Loss, and Winless Teams after Week 8
This week last year there were only 5 unbeaten teams vs. 10 this year. But there were 21 1 loss teams vs. only 15 this year.
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