Washington State Football: Road to the College Football Playoff 11/22

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Gardner Minshew, Washington State football. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Once again Washington State football was disrespected in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Cougars remained in eighth place. These are some of the things that need to happen for WSU to make the final four.

The College Football Playoff Committee released their most recent rankings on Tuesday. Mike Leach’s Washington State football team stayed in eighth place. They are behind the first place teams of the other power-five playoff conferences. It’s going to take a big chain of events, most of which are out of WSU’s control, for them to earn one of the four playoff spots.

# 8 Washington State (10-1)

Remaining Games: vs. Washington, PAC-12 Championship Game?

The Cougars have been soundly dissed by the committee once again, as they remain in the eighth spot. Their position in the rankings leaves many college football fans outside of the bayou scratching their heads. Ranked behind all the other power-five conference leaders is one thing. Ranked behind a two-loss team who scored fewer points at home (0) against Alabama, than the Citadel did in Tuscaloosa (17), is another. Why is LSU still ranked 7th?

Obviously, the Cougars need to win out, starting with the Apple Cup. A win Friday sets up a return date with Utah in the PAC-12 Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. A blowout win would be better, but playing the Utes next week is the goal. Additionally, Washington State needs Utah to beat BYU this week, to bolster their resume.

Above all else, the Cougars must keep on, “keeping on.”

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