Thanksgiving weekends are usually the time for teams to create the final case for participating in the College Football Playoff, play in conference championships, and brag about their rights with their rivals.
Of course the seasons are different. There are 3 weeks left from Saturday. In other words, the weekend feels new. Confrontations within those states of non-conference opponents are gone. Some of the bigger games of the season were pushed later.
There’s still a lot to enjoy during the holidays.
There is an iron bowl where No. 1 Alabama hosts No. 19 Auburn. This is the last ranked opponent on the Crimson Tide schedule before a potential confrontation in the SEC title game with Florida. The Tigers can’t beat ruining their biggest rival season.
The No. 2 Notre Dame will move to the most difficult task, the No. 23 North Carolina, before entering the ACC Championship Game. Irish people only need to win two of their last three games to secure their place. However, Tar Heels is eager to win a signature win in Mac Brown’s second season.
Playoff analysis:Winners and losers from the first ranking release
TIDE ON TOP:Alabama leads the rankings of the first College Football Playoff Committee
Quarterback ranking:Florida’s Kyle Trusk leads top 10 with three ACC players
The third game, which matches the ranked opponents, has a big impact on the Big 12. No.15 Iowa is No. Winning 21 Texas will give you a spot in your first conference title game. The Longhorns are also in the best position to reach Arlington, Texas by knocking off the cyclone.
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