The top 5 had the week off, well Clemson played Wofford so that counts as a week off. That left the Jax Cocktail Party as the focal game. The bottom line is Georgia is better. They have 59 blue chip players, maybe as many five stars as some NFL teams, to Florida's 39. The galling thing is that this was still a winnable game for the Gators, but "3rd and Grantham" struck again. DC Todd Grantham's soft zone scheme has a way of allowing good offenses to convert third downs. Dawg QB Jake Fromm was hardly touched all day behind his massive OL and had time to play pitch and catch on 3rd downs (12-18). Kirby Smart actually outcoached Dan Mullen as Georgia exploited every Gator weakness. The fact that they only won by 24-17 is a credit to the Gator players who did not quit.
We lost two unbeatens this week, App St and SMU. Baylor barely won and will lose soon. Oregon won impressively against USC and is sneaking into the playoff picture. If they play a one loss Utah team in the Pac 12 game, that league might actually get in, maybe.
Get this, Wake Forest has a shot at the Orange Bowl. They trounced NC St 44-10 yesterday behind a good QB no one has heard of in Jamie Newman. They have to beat Va Tech, Duke and Syracuse to go 10-2. They are not coming close to Clemson, but if the Tigers run the table (and they will) Wake could get the ACC's bid for a New Year's Day 6 Bowl.
Not much else to talk about, but the Committee's first ranking comes out on Tuesday. And TT, I get your views on the ills of CFB, but it is too big of a money machine to change. No one is giving that up for a minor league, just not happening.