The Rise of the Huskies and Playoff Implications for Undefeated Teams
Written By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 22-November-2023.
The latest College Football Playoff rankings bring a shakeup as the Washington Huskies break into the top four, while the Georgia Bulldogs maintain their stronghold at the No. 1 spot.
- Huskies’ Triumph Over Ranked Opponents: The Washington Huskies’ ascent continues with a third consecutive victory over a ranked opponent. Their latest win against then-No. 12 Oregon State, with a narrow margin of 22-20, solidifies their undefeated record for the season.
- Proving Ground: Michael Penix Jr. and the Huskies have showcased their prowess by defeating formidable opponents, including then-No. 18 Utah and then-No. 20 USC. Their consistent performance in 2023 underscores their determination to make a mark in college football.
- Florida State’s Slide and Quarterback Injury: In a surprising development, the Florida State Seminoles fall to No. 5 in the rankings. Adding to their challenges, quarterback Jordan Travis sustains a severe leg injury, putting an end to his stellar 2023 campaign. The Seminoles now face the test of resilience, with Tate Rodemaker taking over as quarterback.
- Ohio State vs. Michigan Rivalry: Ohio State and Michigan maintain their positions at No. 2 and No. 3, setting the stage for a pivotal matchup with significant College Football Playoff consequences. The undefeated teams will collide, and the outcome will shape the Big Ten Championship landscape.