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Bowl projections: Southern California, Michigan move into College Football Playoff after wild weekend

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The College Football Playoff projection got a major facelift with two surprising results that have caused half the field to adjusted.

The first newcomer is Southern California. The path for the Trojans was clear three weeks ago. Could they navigate a three-game run through UCLA, Notre Dame and the Pac-12 championship to secure a spot in the semifinals?

Two steps are in the books with the latest one coming with an impressive defeat of the Fighting Irish. The last one will come against Utah, the lone team to beat USC. The Trojans should have a better outcome Friday and secure an unlikely berth in Lincoln Riley's first season.