Earlier this week, I broke down the barely viable path that still exists for UW to get to the Playoff. It remains true that no two-loss team has ever reached the CFP. That said, we’d never had two teams from the same conference until last season. If the situation warrants it, we can count on the selection committee not to be wed to precedent.
That said, the things that must happen and things that would be great if they did happen are starting to add up for Husky fans if the hope is becoming the first two-loss team to ever get into the Playoff.
Here is a condensed version of this week’s rooting guide:
#15 UW at Cal: a convincing UW win
Would Be Great
#9 Florida at #7 Georgia: Florida
The best scenario for UW is if Florida beats Georgia this week (handing the Bulldogs their second loss) and then Georgia beats Kentucky next week (handing them their second loss). That would setup Florida for a run to the SEC championship and a potential beatdown by ‘Bama. Sweet.
#6 Texas at Oklahoma State: OKST
This one is going to happen. And it will be awesome.
#3 Notre Dame at Navy: duh.
Well, it is at Navy. That’s something.
#18 Iowa at #17 Penn State: Iowa
This sounds counter-intuitive, but the bet here is that Penn State could put together a competitive two-loss résumé if they somehow emerged out to win the Big Ten. I’d rather not test that theory. Iowa will lose another along the way. And they played the Lions sooooo close last year.
The Rose Bowl
Of much more likelihood is a postseason appearance in the Rose Bowl. For that to happen, the rooting guide for UW is pretty straight forward. We Husky fans are rooting for anything that makes it easier for UW to win the North and a favorable matchup in the South.
#23 Utah at UCLA: Go Chip!
UCLA is tied for first (in the loss column) in the South. Think about that for a second. I don’t want anything to do with a Utah rematch. So I’m rooting Bruins.
#14 WSU at #24 Stanford: pick ‘em
If you pressed me, I’d say root for WSU because Stanford’s PAC 12 schedule is pretty much a cakewalk after the UW game. That said, if UW doesn’t beat Stanford next week its chances of winning the PAC are pretty much nil no matter the outcome of this game.
That’s all I got. Here is your full Friday night and Saturday TV/streaming schedules. Enjoy.
Friday Night Lights
|Louisiana Tech at Florida Atlantic||3:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Miami at Boston College||4:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Indiana at Minnesota||5:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Wyoming at Colorado State||7:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|#23 Utah at UCLA||7:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#2 Clemson at Florida State||9:00 AM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|#20 Wisconsin at Northwestern||9:00 AM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Vanderbilt at Arkansas||9:00 AM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Texas Tech at Iowa State||9:00 AM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Wake Forest at Louisville||9:00 AM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|UMass at UConn||9:00 AM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Army at Eastern Michigan||9:00 AM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Purdue at Michigan State||9:00 AM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Central Michigan at Akron||9:00 AM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Bethune-Cookman at Nebraska||9:00 AM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|North Carolina at Virginia||9:20 AM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Southern Mississippi at Charlotte||11:00 AM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Coastal Carolina at Georgia State||11:00 AM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|TCU at Kansas||12:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Oregon State at Colorado||12:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|#9 Florida at #7 Georgia||12:30 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|Kansas State at #8 Oklahoma||12:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|#18 Iowa at #17 Penn State||12:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#21 South Florida at Houston||12:30 PM||ABC/ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Arizona State at USC||12:30 PM||ABC/ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Illinois at Maryland||12:30 PM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Duke at Pittsburgh||12:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion||12:30 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Northern Illinois at BYU||12:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Cincinnati at SMU||12:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|#12 Kentucky at Missouri||1:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|New Mexico at Utah State||1:00 PM||None|
|Rice at North Texas||1:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|#15 Washington at California||3:30 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|UNLV at San Jose State||3:30 PM||AT&T SportsNet||WatchStadium.com|
|#14 Washington State at #24 Stanford||4:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|#16 Texas A&M at Mississippi State||4:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#22 NC State at Syracuse||4:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Boise State at Air Force||4:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Arkansas State at Louisiana||4:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Tulane at Tulsa||4:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|New Mexico State at Texas State||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|UAB at UTEP||4:30 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Tennessee at South Carolina||4:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Florida Intl at Western Kentucky||4:30 PM||beIn Sports||beINSports.com|
|#3 Notre Dame at Navy||5:00 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|#6 Texas at Oklahoma State||5:00 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|#19 Oregon at Arizona||7:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Hawai'i at Fresno State||7:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|San Diego State at Nevada||7:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|