Published: Sun, November 25, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

College football scores, highlights from Rivalry Week games

College football scores, highlights from Rivalry Week games

The performance served to convince many skeptics of UCF's prowess on the field, including college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who gushed about the team after witnessing it live via ESPN College Gameday, which visited UCF Saturday.

It easily could have been nine such teams, but West Virginia lost unexpectedly at Oklahoma State (6-5) on Saturday, dropping to 9-2 and No. 12 in the Associated Press poll. No. 7 LSU and No. 8 Washington State also stand firm. As some are already noticing, those teams' inclusion in the playoff would lock out three Power Five conferences - which could be a problem for the four-team playoff just five years into its 12-year contract.

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Committee chair Rob Mullens said his group spent a lot of time discussing UCF vs. Ohio State after Urban Meyer's Buckeyes held on to beat Maryland in overtime.

And Georgia will host Georgia Tech (7-4). The night window includes South Carolina-Clemson, Kentucky-Louisville, LSU-Texas A&M and Notre Dame-USC. Boise State 24. Pittsburgh 25.

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UCF needs all these teams to win their conference titles and Alabama to win the Southeastern Conference at 13-0.

No. 16 Washington has the same record (8-3) as the Gators and can earn a marquee victory by knocking off No. 8 Washington State on Friday in the Apple Cup. The victor of both games will play for the national title on January 7 inside of Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Boise State hosts Utah State in a late (10:15 ET) showdown to decide the Mountain West's Mountain Division victor.

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The model was red-hot in Week 12, nailing Oklahoma State's outright upset of West Virginia. Advice to the committee: Root for plenty of those.

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