Tre Demps and Bryant McIntosh scored 13 points apiece, and Northwestern survived after blowing most of a 20-point first-half lead for a 67-62 victory over Missouri on Tuesday night in the third-p
"I'm a big fan of not putting the cart before the horse," Shaw said of the Cardinal's playoff chances. There's still hope yet for two-loss Stanford.
Here's where the CFP stands
Oklahoma and Iowa have moved up to No. 3 and 4, respectively, as Michigan State and Notre Dame are the first two teams out.
With just one week left in the regular season, there's still a lot that can change in the Big Ten bowl picture. Here are projections as things stand.
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Can Notre Dame crack the top four?
Notre Dame's only loss came against No. 1 Clemson. But with No. 9 Stanford still left on the horizon, they could easily finish the season 10-2. A statement win over the Cardinal paired with a loss from one of the top teams, however, could change the conversation entirely.
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A win by Oklahoma State over No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday could potentially help the playoff hopes of Notre Dame, which fell to No. 6 in the rankings.
CFP rankings: 1-6
- 1. Clemson
- 2. Alabama
- 3. Oklahoma
- 4. Iowa
- 5. Michigan State
- 6. Notre Dame
Northwestern starting hot vs. Missouri
With the help of shots like this from Alex Olah, Northwestern is rolling against Missouri in the first half on ESPNU.
Who gets the last two spots?
Oklahoma and Iowa grabbed playoff spots this week, but Michigan State and Notre Dame are right on their heels. The Sooners have the strongest resume of the four teams. But are the Hawkeyes' two wins against FPI top 40 schools enough to hold off the Spartans?
CFP rankings: Who's in?
There's a shakeup at the top of the latest playoff rankings, as Iowa and Oklahoma join the playoff picture alongside Clemson and Alabama. But with another weekend of football ahead, will either No. 5 Michigan State or No. 6 Notre Dame muscle its way in?
CFP Rankings: Nos. 16 - 20
In the latest playoff rankings, Northwestern, Oregon, and Ole Miss all move up, while TCU bumps down one spot to No. 19. Washington State rounds out the top 20.
CFP rankings: 16-20
- 16. Northwestern
- 17. Oregon
- 18. Ole Miss
- 19. TCU
- 20. Washington State
Notre Dame has its playoff work cut out for it. The Big 12 made some progress in the committee's eyes. What else did this week's CFP rankings tell us?
Oklahoma and Iowa come in at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, behind stalwarts Clemson and Alabama. (Live on ESPN/Watch ESPN app)
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