There are still three weeks left to the college football season, but the College Football Playoff field looks pretty firm. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are not expected to lose another game, but FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt thinks spots No. 3 and No. 4 are be in play.
On Wednesday’s edition of The Herd With Colin Cowherd, Klatt expressed his opinion on which games were most likely to affect the College Football Playoff rankings.
“You’re waiting for the Ohio State-Michigan game and the Syracuse-Notre Dame game.”
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are currently ranked No. 3 while the Michigan Wolverines are ranked No. 4.
No. 13 Syracuse is the only ranked team left on Notre Dame’s schedule. With no conference title game to play, the Fighting Irish need to make a good impression in order to keep one-loss teams with a 13th game from passing them.
As for Michigan, the Wolverines need to avoid losing to arch-rival Ohio State. The College Football Playoff has never admitted a two-loss team before, and Ohio State would be able to play for the Big Ten Championship, and possibly a Playoff spot, with a win over Michigan.
Notre Dame plays Syracuse at Yankee Stadium on November 17, 2018.
Michigan plays Ohio State at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018.