Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast (sports)

The guys debate the latest college football playoff rankings. Should Miami be higher? Does Wisconsin belong in the top four or are they overrated? Where do all the two-loss teams fit in?

Wisconsin has its chance to prove itself against Michigan is what is easily the biggest game of the weekend. The guys totally disagree about what will happen.

TCU, Miami, Ok-State and Georgia are all still in conference races but have tricky tests in Week 12. Who should be concerned?

Lastly, on a weekend with a lot of meaningless games, why are Tennessee, Nebraska and UCLA completely irrelevant?

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Another power program has fired its coach as Tennessee moved on from Butch Jones. Who are the top candidates and how good of a job are the Vols anyway?

Blowout Saturday left us with a massive shake-up in the rankings and lots of chaos. But who are the great teams and what impact do the lopsided losses have on rankings? How good is Auburn? Can Miami run the table? Will Oklahoma roll into the Playoff? Where does Wisconsin fit into this? Is the Pac-12 finished?

Two names need to be added to the Heisman conversation as well.

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We break down the latest college football playoff rankings. We make the case for Oklahoma to be in the top 4. Is Miami underrated and Wisconsin overrated? Can any of the two loss teams still get into the Playoff? And why aren't we talking about two ACC teams getting into the bracket if two SEC teams might make it?

Notre Dame visits Miami in what should be an epic showdown and a football nerd's delight. Linebackers vs. Running Game!

The Sooners host the Frogs in what has been a close game lately. One of us doesn't see it being close this weekend.

In the SEC, Georgia has to prove its QB can win on the road in a spotlight game against an elite defense while Alabama will probably choke the life out of another ranked foe.

In the Big Ten, should fans in Madison be nervous? (Yes) And should fans in East Lansing be excited? (No). And what will happen with Mike Riley?

And Pac-12 After Dark on back-to-back nights!

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A dumpster fire broke out in the Big Ten this weekend and Wisconsin might be the only one that put it out. What happened to Ohio State and Penn State?

It appears we may be headed for a lot of two-loss champions, is this good for college football?

Baker Mayfield may have won the Heisman Trophy this weekend but will his defense win him anything in the postseason?

Braden must apologize to Miami and TCU. Both won big games in critical situations and set themselves up for a title run.

And don't talk to us about UCF.

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The first playoff rankings are out and the Committee got it wrong at No. 1, right? How much should head-to-head matter and did a couple of unbeaten teams get the shaft? Which teams are underrated and could make a run up the standings?

Week 10 is freaking HUGE! The Bedlam Series headlines action in the Big 12 but should TCU be on upset alert and can Iowa State keep it rolling?

The ACC has two monster showdowns in which both divisions may be hanging in the balance.

LSU visits Bama and Auburn travels to Texas A&M but will either game be close in the SEC?

In a huge weekend, does the Big Ten have a chance to make any headlines?

Khalil Tate takes the national TV stage for the first time against USC in Los Angeles. And does Washington need style points (yes, duh)?

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After a huge weekend, three more teams have been eliminated from the Playoff and one head coach has been removed from power in the SEC East. What do we make of the Florida job opening?

Did JT Barrett prove himself with the win over Penn St? Can the Nittany Lions still make the Playoff?

The Big 12 and the ACC are a complete jumbled mess. Why is Miami overrated? Does Iowa St belong in the contenders category in the Big 12? Why is no one talking about Virginia Tech? OU or the Pokes?

The Pac-12 continues to hide one of its best players while Washington and USC roll.

Georgia is really, really good but nothing that took place in the SEC really mattered, right?

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Penn State visits Ohio State and NC State travels to Notre Dame in two monster Playoff matchups. But are both elimination games?

Oklahoma, Oklahoma St and TCU all face quality tests in Big 12 play this weekend. Is now the time we see separation in the conference or should the big three be nervous?

Is Georgia finally prepared to do the right thing against Florida? The SEC is loaded with very interesting but very unimportant football games.

Mitch Light calls for multiple upsets - including the entire state of Arizona and two monster upsets in the ACC.

Also, watch Tulane vs Memphis.

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Two teams have officially been eliminated from the College Football Playoff and Braden has two apologies to make about both of the games in question. So who is left in the race?

The guys also react to the feedback you the listeners gave us all week about how to cover the sport and how the Playoff race has changed the way the sport is covered. You guys were amazing!

What do we make of the state of Oklahoma? Good wins over tough teams or should we be concerned about the Sooners and Cowboys?

Is the Group of 5 now a two horse race?

A glass is raised and toast made for Iowa State, the state of Arizona, Georgia Tech, Mississippi St and UCLA.

Braden’s trip to Camp Randall on Saturday and Lambeau Field on Sunday raises a question about the difference between SEC fans and everyone else. Who is doing it right? 

And, lastly, a question about sending food back at dinner.

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We begin by discussing the Playoff system and how it has impacted fan interest in college football. What do fans want: Focus on the playoff contenders or do people still pay attention to the middle of the pack? 

How should the committee be evaluating teams? What are the most important aspects of the “body of work?” Also, Mitch gives his Heisman ballot and has a Group of 5 coaching question for Braden. 

The guys obviously preview the big games from Week 8 as well. Penn State hosts Michigan, Notre Dame and USC meet in South Bend, the Pokes travel to Texas and every other game of note.

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It's midseason stock report time and Mitch wants to know if Braden is buying or selling. What happened in Corvallis with Oregon State? Week 7 doesn't have huge ranked matchups but has lots of intrigue on the undercard. The Red River Shootout takes center stage in the Big 12 while Miami, Stanford, Tennessee and LSU host big games around the country. 

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