There's still plenty of room for movement among teams fighting for a playoff spot in Week 12. See what could be ahead for Oregon and other programs still in the hunt.
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Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast by discussing David's triumphs in his youth football championships and their reactions to the Week 12 College Football Playoff rankings. Then, they get into LSU's awesome play calling, why the Tigers shouldn't want to see the Crimson Tide again in the Playoff, Minnesota's win over Penn State, David's Dude and listener questions. Next, Heather Dinich joins the show (33:18) to explain why this is the first time in the CFP-era it feels like Alabama could be left out of the Playoff, the Pac-12's overall resume and why Baylor might be doomed no matter what. Finally, Ivan Maisel hops on the pod (44:13) to talk about why he thought Minnesota should've been higher in the rankings and why it's hard to know when a dynasty ends.
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At No. 5, Alabama is going to need some help to finish in the top four on Selection Day. The question is if a Pac-12 title will be enough to bump Oregon or Utah ahead of the SEC's second-best team on Selection Day. Alabama might finish with just one win against a ranked opponent, Auburn, and it might not be enough to change the committee's mind when other teams still have bigger, better opportunities.
There's no question now: LSU is the class of the SEC after going to Alabama and beating the Crimson Tide.
A memorable performance in a win against Bama (and Chase Young's absence vs. Maryland) helps put the Tigers' star QB in the driver's seat for the award.
How high could Joe Burrow go? Are we concerned about Tua Tagovailoa's ankle? Who helped their draft stock most in LSU's win? Mel and Todd dive in.
Bomani dishes on why Ed Orgeron's postgame exploits and the beat down delivered to Alabama by LSU has reignited a rivalry of legendary proportions (0:37), why the NCAA is "hustlin' backwards" with James Wiseman at Memphis (12:13) also why Bo dominating in fantasy football in spite of not caring says something (25:20). Plus, an IYHH with "weight loss" THC (33:49) as well as "DJ" Mike Hitman on his Crimson Tide, Cowboys and Celtics (43:16).
Nick Saban says Alabama's focus is on this week, not what last week's loss means for the Tide's playoff chances.
Kevin Negandhi and Kirk Herbstreit kick off the podcast with their initial reactions to Week 11, who they think will land at No. 4 in the rankings and concern that Alabama might be out of playoff contention. Then the guys get into LSU keeping its foot on the gas in Tuscaloosa (14:48), the video of Ed Orgeron in the locker room, and the possibility of the Tigers playing all of their postseason games in Atlanta and New Orleans. Next, Herbie explains what's going on with Chase Young (22:40) and how the NCAA investigative process will unfold, why this is the most complete Ohio State team he's seen in years, and what's up with Oklahoma (33:20). Later, Herbie talks about working with Lee Corso for 24 seasons on College GameDay, what he's learned about business and life from him, and a text from Bill Belichick on his respect for Coach Corso (38:15).
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