The future of this year's College Football playoff was monumentally shifted this week. With huge upsets coming to the 2nd, 3rd and, 4th ranked teams in the nation, this week's upcoming playoff will surely look a lot different.
Michigan, up until this week, looked to be one of, if not the, most dominant team in the country. Michigan was looked at as a 21-point favorite going into their game against Iowa. However they could only muster 13 points with Iowa scoring a game-winning field goal as time expired. If Michigan wants to get back into the playoff picture they must win out and beat Ohio State at the end of the year convincingly.
The theme for this week's upsets (besides Washington) is game-winning field goals. Clemson was taken down by a very good Pittsburgh team that now has wins over 2 top 10 teams. Deshaun Watson and the Tigers lethal offense put up enough points to where they should of won with ease, however the defense's bend-but-don't-break mentality didn't work out for them in the end with them losing 43-42. Clemson will still be able to get into the ACC Championship but this loss could ultimately keep them out of the playoff.
The Huskies are a very good team, as their ranking of 4th in the country showcased. But leave it to the Trojans to tarnish their perfect record and quite possibly shut down a thriving Heisman campaign for Jake Browning. Granted, you're never going to be perfect, Browning did throw 2 interceptions, which ultimately factored into them losing the game 26-13.
This week's upcoming playoff picture is going to show us how valuable one loss is to the committee, with Alabama being the only undefeated team remaining, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th spots are all up for grabs.