Next Nine (in alphabetical order):
Also Considered: Nevada, Missouri, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Arkansas.
Never Considered: Utah.
- Nebraska and Missouri have losses to fairly weak Southern Division teams (Texas and Texas Tech) and have another loss a piece. Nevada lost to Hawaii. Virginia Tech lost to James Madison. Arkansas lost to Alabama and Auburn. Alabama lost to South Carolina and LSU. Oklahoma lost to Texas A&M and Missouri. In the end, I narrowed it to Alabama and Arkansas. With the head to head, I picked Alabama. I can see the other argument that Arkansas lost to two better teams, but I went with the head to head in Fayetteville as the kicker.
- Utah has a horrendous loss to Notre Dame. That is worse, to me, than Nevada's loss to Hawaii.
- While this weekend should provide clarity, what am I going to do with a battle royale between Auburn and Alabama that the Tigers win?
- Same thing for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, if the Sooners win?.