The Faculty Soccer Playoff selection committee shook up its best 4, with No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Miami and No. 4 Oklahoma all moving up, but undefeated Wisconsin is even now on the outside wanting in.
The Badgers moved up a few spots to No. 5, but their win more than No. 20 Iowa, which dropped out of the rankings this week, was not enough to strengthen their toughness of routine to best-4 caliber. No. 6 Auburn is the optimum rated two-decline group, and Georgia sank from No. 1 to No. 7 just after currently being beaten soundly by Auburn.
The Huge 10 yet again leads the way with 6 rated teams, which include a few in the best 10. No. 24 Michigan enters this week’s best 25, which allows the Badgers, who host the Wolverines on Saturday in the most consequential recreation of the weekend.
At No. 15, undefeated UCF stays the optimum-rated group from a Group of Five conference and is the major contender for a New Year’s Six bowl.
Here is what the bracket would glance like right now:
As for the other New Year’s Six bowls, here is a projection dependent on the current rankings:
The Capital Just one Orange Bowl is certain the ACC winner, but with projected winner Clemson and runner-up Miami both equally in a semifinal, it would pick the future optimum-rated ACC group, which is No. 19 NC State. The Orange Bowl have to then pick out a non-winner from the Huge 10 or SEC, or Notre Dame. In this circumstance, No. 6 Auburn would be selected as the optimum-rated accessible group meeting that conditions.
There is no restrict to how several teams from a single conference can qualify for a New Year’s Six recreation, so it is probable for the ACC to have a few teams in people bowls, taking into consideration Clemson and Miami would be in the Rose Bowl semifinal and NC State would be in the Orange Bowl.
Any displaced conference winner from the Huge 12, Huge 10, Pac-12 or SEC immediately receives a berth in a single of the Cotton, Fiesta or Peach Bowls, which will consider into account geography and supporter fascination when picking its pairings. Considering the fact that No. 11 USC, the projected Pac-12 winner in this position, and No. 5 Wisconsin are unable to go to their traditional spots in the Rose Bowl, this projection has them faced off from just about every other in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
The future optimum-rated group accessible is No. 7 Georgia, which can make sense for the nearby Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The Bulldogs would likely experience UCF, which is certain a location in a New Year’s Six Bowl as the optimum-rated Group of Five conference winner.
No. 8 Notre Dame and No. 9 Ohio State, the optimum-rated teams even now accessible, would head to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Typical.
Here is what the New Year’s Six and New Year’s Working day would glance like, dependent on this week’s rankings:
(All video games can be viewed on ESPN and the ESPN App)
Friday, Dec. 29
8:30 p.m. ET: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Typical: No. 9 Ohio State vs. No. 8 Notre Dame (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas)
Saturday, Dec. 30
4 p.m. ET: PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: No. 11 USC vs. No. 5 Wisconsin (College of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona)
8 p.m. ET: Capital Just one Orange Bowl: No. 19 NC State vs. No. 6 Auburn (Really hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida)
Monday, Jan. 1
12:30 p.m. ET: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 15 UCF vs. No. 7 Georgia (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta)
5 p.m. ET: Faculty Soccer Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Sport Offered by Northwestern Mutual: No. 3 Miami vs. No. 2 Clemson (Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California)
8:45 p.m. ET: Faculty Soccer Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Alabama (Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans)
Monday, Jan. 8
8 p.m. ET: Faculty Soccer Playoff Countrywide Championship Offered by AT&T (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta)