ESPN Says These 2 Teams Will “Decide” The College Football Playoff

first_imgOregon's players get ready to return a kick against Florida State in the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Place kicker Roberto Aguayo #19 of the Florida State Seminoles kicks the ball off to the Oregon Ducks to start the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)It’s game week in the college football world. Finally.The 2018 regular season is set to have its first full Saturday of games this weekend. There are several notable games, from Alabama-Louisville to Michigan-Notre Dame to Miami-LSU.Several outlets have been updating their predictions heading into the weekend.ESPN published some College Football Playoff predictions this morning. The Worldwide Leader believes two teams will “decide” the playoff.Those two teams: Auburn and Ohio State.Even with Urban Meyer suspended for the first three games of the season, Ohio State and the entire Big Ten will have arguably the biggest impact on the College Football Playoff race this fall, according to ESPN’s Playoff Predictor.Ohio State and Auburn will combine to play in the six of the seven most important games of the season, and five of the eight games with the biggest impact on the CFP race will feature two Big Ten teams. Ohio State’s games against Michigan State, Penn State and Michigan are each amongst the seven most important games — and Meyer will be coaching in all of them — along with Auburn’s games against Washington, Georgia and Alabama.Both Auburn and Ohio State are legitimate playoff contenders. And, clearly, they’ll be playing in several big-time contests this fall.You can view ESPN’s full predictions here.last_img

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