ESPN ranks Utah as one of the top 1-loss teams in the country
ESPN’s Heather Dinich pointed out Monday that 22 of the 36 teams to reach the College Football Playoff have not finished the season perfect.
And even in a college football season where the top of each league looks dominant, we’re still very likely to see at least 1 or 2 1-loss teams enter the 4-team fray.
Utah is one of those potential teams according to Dinich. She listed each 1-loss team by their chances of reaching the playoff, with Utah placing 4th.
Here’s what need to happen for the Utes to reach the CFP according to Dinich:
Utah finishes as a one-loss conference champion. It’s not a complicated formula, but the Utes still have to face both Oregon and Washington. The ideal scenario would be for Utah to beat Oregon State in the conference title game to avenge its regular-season loss. It will also help Utah if Florida finishes the season in the CFP top 25.
Here’s the whole list:
- Oregon State
- Penn State
The Utes have been without Cam Rising this entire season, which makes their ascent to 6-1 all the more impressive. If they can find a way past Oregon this week the Utes will be back in the thick of things with a good loss to Oregon State as their only pitfall.