No. 1 Georgia cruised to an easy win in Week 10, but there was carnage behind it in the top 10. No. 2 Alabama struggled with LSU, No. 3 Michigan State fell to Purdue, No. 4 Oregon looked sloppy against Washington and No. 6 Cincinnati struggled with Tulsa in a wild Saturday in college football.
What does it mean for the College Football Playoff race? Simply put, it's Georgia ... and then everybody else -- at least until something drastically changes. Still, there's a lot of college football left. Multiple teams can always get hot and win the national title. Who could that be? Oddsmakers have their opinions, but those are surely going to change now that Week 10 is in the books.
Let's hand out some grades to national title contenders that entered the weekend with odds of 100-1 or better according to Caesars Sportsbook.
College football grades: Week 10 report card
|11/10||A+||The top-ranked Bulldogs allowed just 273 yards to Missouri and Stetson Bennett IV threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns in the 43-6 blowout. Ho hum, just another complete performance from the best team in the country.|
|11/4||C||Alabama needed an incomplete pass in the end zone from LSU on the final play of the game to survive 20-14. The running game struggled yet again, which put an enormous amount of pressure on quarterback Bryce Young.|
|5-1||B-||No. 5 Ohio State came away with a hard-fought 26-17 win over the Cornhusker in Lincoln. This was a one-score game deep into the fourth quarter, which won't earn the Buckeyes any style points.|
|14-1||n/a||No. 8 Oklahoma was off this week and will play Baylor in Waco next Saturday.|
|30-1||D+||No. 6 Cincinnati got the 28-20 victory, but needed two goal line stands in the final 1:14 to escape the clutches of three-win Tulsa. The committee doesn't respect the Bearcats and they showed why on Saturday.|
|30-1||C||Oregon covered, but it was as sloppy as a duck in mud at Washington. Running back Travis Dye's 211 rushing yards on the ground is the lone bright spot for an otherwise mediocre performance.|
|40-1||F||Michigan State had the chance to prove it was for real if it shrugged off the hangover from last week's big win over Michigan. Instead, the pass defense got lit up by Purdue's Aidan O'Connell to the tune of 536 yards in the 40-29 loss.|
|80-1||C||No. 7 Michigan bounced back from their loss to Michigan State with a quiet, but commanding 29-7 win over Indiana. The Wolverines play at Penn State in Week 11.|
|100-1||A-||No. 10 Notre Dame had no issues with Navy in a 34-6 win. That sentence wouldn't mean as much to some teams, but the Fighting Irish had a knack for playing down to their competition. That didn't happen against the Midshipmen, and quarterback Jack Coan threw for 269 yards and a touchdown.|
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