In every game, there is a winner and a loser in college football. However, not every loss and win is equal. A win over a ranked team is much bigger than a win over a bottom-feeder. An upset is a worse loss than falling to a team that is simply better. With that in mind, here are the three biggest winners and losers in Week 10 of college football.
It wasn't an easy game, but Clemson defeated Florida State in one of the most important games in recent school history. The win clinches the ACC Atlantic for Clemson. It was also, by far, the most challenging game left on their schedule. With the win, the Tigers have put themselves in perfect position to make the College Football Playoff.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama did everything right against LSU and are now in the driver's seat in the SEC West. The Alabama defense looked incredible, shutting down Fournette. Plenty thought Alabama shouldn't have been ranked No. 4 in the first College Football Playoff standings, but they deserve that ranking now after beating LSU.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
I wasn't a big believer in the Cowboys, but it appears I was totally wrong. They are now 9-0 and should start the season 10 with a win over Iowa State next week. Oklahoma State is a serious threat for a Big 12 title and their win over TCU was a huge one.
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State had survived a few close calls this season, but their luck finally ran out against Nebraska. It was a surprising upset, in large part because that isn't a game Mark Dantonio's teams lose. Still, it was a massive blow to the Spartans College Football Playoff hopes.
The LSU offense was not pretty. The Tigers couldn't move the ball at all and their College Football Playoff hopes took a major hit with the loss. LSU still has several tough games left, so they'll need to bounce back quickly.
TCU Horned Frogs
The defense struggled against Oklahoma State and TCU's offense couldn't put together a strong enough effort. QB Trevone Boykin was picked off four times and the Horned Frogs' injuries finally caught up to them.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed