The predictions are being released ahead of this week’s second college football playoff rankings after a tumultuous weekend in the top 25 that led to major changes in the polls. Several highly ranked teams were defeated after the first loss, including Tennessee, whose powerful offense never really caught on against defending national champion Georgia.

The Volunteers may need help to secure a playoff spot at large, given their chances of winning the SEC East are all but over. The same goes for Clemson looking to make the playoffs after being smashed by a flustered and falling Notre Dame team in non-conference action.

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It’s time to take a look at the various playoff scenarios in the final weeks of the regular season leading up to conference championship weekend to see how many teams have legitimate hopes of reaching the semi-finals by impressing the selection committee.

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We’ve mapped out every team we think is still on the way to playoff discussions and what needs to happen to make it to the final four.