The college football weekend kicked off a little early this week, as multiple top 25 matchups were on display this Friday.
Iowa State defeated Texas in the early afternoon slate, which means Matt Campbell's program is one step closer to clinching a Big 12 title game berth. That wasn't the only shocking result from Friday's action.
On Friday night, Oregon suffered an upset loss to Oregon State on the road. Mario Cristobal's defense had no answer for Jermar Jefferson, who had 29 carries for 263 rushing yards and a touchdown.
It might sound odd, but these two results greatly benefit the ACC and SEC. For starters, the Big 12's top team still has a loss to Louisiana-Lafayette sitting on its resume. A lot would need to happen over the next month for Iowa State to make the College Football Playoff.
As for the Pac-12, the conference's only hope of making the Playoff was Oregon running the table and going undefeated. Technically that option is still on the table with USC, but there might not be anyone out there that trusts Clay Helton to get the job done.
While the Big 12 and Pac-12 look all out of sorts, the ACC and SEC look quite dominant. The SEC has a plethora of teams that could make the Playoff, such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Texas A&M. The ACC doesn't have as much depth, but Clemson and Notre Dame are both ranked inside the top five at the moment.
This is also a tough weekend for the Big Ten, but that's strictly because its top team had to cancel its game. Ohio State is currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.
We'll have a better idea of how the Playoff picture will look after this weekend's slate of games.