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2-1, 1st in Pac 12 - North

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For the second straight week Notre Dame's chance to reach the playoff dropped more than anyone else's despite earning a win. That the Fighting Irish only beat Vanderbilt by 5 at home lowered FPI's opinion of them and hurt their projections going forward.

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ESPN's Playoff Predictor: The SEC has a 49% chance to send multiple teams to the College Football Playoff. The Pac-12 has a 19% chance to send one team.

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The 10 most likely teams to reach the College Football Playoff, per ESPN's Playoff Predictor.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington coach Chris Petersen made it clear Jake Browning's stubbornness when it comes to taking sacks isn't just on his quarterback. He said the coaching staff has to do a better job of designing plays that give him better options to dump the ball off to early when he faces a stiff pass rush. Browning was more critical of himself and was quick to thank his defense for bailing the team out in two key red zone situations late in the game to preserve the lead in their 21-7 win against Utah.

Utah's Tonga fumbles away would-be pick-6 (0:49)
Browning has all the time to find Jones for TD (0:59)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Washington-Utah has been a largely defensive game. The Huskies have been more dangerous offensively, but will return from the locker room with only a touchdown lead to show for it. It's a game that feels like could change quickly with a turnover or big play from either team.

Utah ties the game (0:42)
Gaskin stretches ball in front of pylon for TD (0:46)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans are starting to file into Rice-Eccles Stadium for tonight's big Pac-12 game between Utah and Washington. Fires in the region have resulted in a hazy sky, but air quality isn't expected to be an issue. Wind, however, might be as there have been gusts in town today that have topped 30 miles per hour.

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ESPN reporters pick Week 3's biggest games

Can TCU stamp itself as a serious playoff contender? Does Auburn or LSU earn a huge early SEC win? Our experts pick those Week 3 games and more.

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Which top-15 team playing away from home has the most to lose?

The road doesn't tend to be particularly friendly to playoff contenders. Of the 16 previous CFP semifinalists, six lost road games along the way. Here are the five top-15 teams in that danger zone this week.

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The 10 best teams in college football.

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The SEC is more likely to send multiple teams to the College Football Playoff (38%) than the Pac-12 is to get one or more in (25%), per ESPN's Playoff Predictor.

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FPI significantly upgraded its opinion of Georgia and Penn State after expectation exceeding road wins from each. That has led to improved projections and playoff forecast for both. Meanwhile it thinks less of Notre Dame after a narrow win over Ball State.

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Our updated Playoff Predictor numbers following Week 2. Georgia improved its chances with a win at South Carolina, while Notre Dame dropped (a result of an FPI downgrade) after only beating Ball State by 8.

Washington RB takes the sweep untouched to end zone (0:25)

Campus Conversation: Reassessing Predictions After Week 1

Brad Edwards, Heather Dinich & Chris Low react to the latest AP Poll (4:55) & reassess their early predictions for OU (7:30), Washington (11:02), the ACC (16:59), Big Ten (21:34) and Notre Dame (25:15) with what they know now. Plus, walk-ons (29:12) and Extra Points (34:53).


Campus Conversation: Wild Week 1 Leaves Fans With Answers And Questions

Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg & Ryan McGee discuss a brutal loss for FSU (4:50), the sudden influx of SEC QBs (7:39), another reality check for Miami (14:10), Auburn's big win over Washington (16:04), Bryce Love's Heisman stumble (23:35) and more. Plus, Walk-Ons (28:16) and Extra Points (35:50).

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Alabama now leads the country in both FPI and chance to make the College Football Playoff (65%) after Week 1. It leapfrogged Clemson in both metrics.

Finebaum: Washington's loss 'doesn't destroy chances' (0:54)

Team Stats

Passing Yards296.033rd
Rushing Yards156.388th
Points For27.3Tied-89th
Points Against10.311th

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