The second set of College Football Playoff Rankings are out. UCLA moved up to #19 this week from #23.
Believe it or not, there is still a possibility that the Bruins could make it into the Top 4. Of course, this will require some help from some of the teams currently ranked above UCLA including a Stanford win over #4 Notre Dame.
But, if the Bruins play well again this week against Wazzu and move up another 3 or 4 spots, a Top Ten spot will be on the line against Utah. Victories over Utah and Southern Cal will have them in the thick of it heading into the Pac-12 Championship Game against Stanford, which would be in the Top 4 by virtue of having defeated Notre Dame.
Then, it comes down to whether the Bruins can stop McCaffery and the Cardinal.
I know...I know...That's a lot of ifs and one very big if, but UCLA's Path to the Playoff is there again this year. The team showed a lot of heart last week and Wazzu, Utah, Southern Cal and Stanford are not Oregon State. The team can do it. The question is "Will they do it?"
Here are this week's College Football Playoff Rankingsl:
College Football Playoff Rankings