I know it's too early to talk about this, but it's a message board. Assuming LSU wins out, what are the chances of making it to the Champ Game? Let's first examine who stands indirectly in our way. USC: at Washington, Washington State, Stanford, at Cal, Fresno State, UCLA. Analysis: Cal, Fresno State, or UCLA could cause major havoc for Trojans. Could be blessing that USC beat ND because if ND won and wins out, no way does LSU move past ND (and probably USC). Should USC lose one of these later games and LSU keeps winning, LSU should move past. Texas: Texas Tech, at Oklahoma State, at Baylor, Kansas, at Texas A&M. Assuming they win these, UT would play probably either Nebraska or Colorado. Texas is probably the team likeliest to go undefeated into the bowls this year, though Texas Tech next week will be interesting. Virginia Tech: undefeated looking very unlikely now. At Maryland, Boston College, Miami, at Virginia, North Carolina. Then if they escape that, it would be FSU or Boston College in the ACCCG. If they win out, they deserve the national title game. Don't think that'll happen, though. Georgia: Arkansas, Florida (neutral), Auburn, Kentucky, at GA Tech. Probably will wind up in the SECCG. It would probably benefit LSU if UGA is undefeated at that point. It could very well be #1 or #2 (UGA) vs. #3 or #4 (LSU) in the SECCG if both are undefeated. Would that be the game of the century? Alabama: season's credibility built on the big win over Florida. Still have Tennessee, Utah State, at Mississippi State, LSU, and at Auburn. That's pretty tough stuff. LSU-Bama will be a good one. Of course, this post is already assuming that LSU wins out, so no SECCG for Bama. Miami: Georgia Tech, North Carolina, at VA Tech, at Wake Forest, Virginia. If they win out, they will face either FSU or Boston College in ACCCG. I think Miami has a better shot at the Champ Game than VA Tech, and if miami wins out, LSU will not better them. Ideally, Miami loses to GA Tech and then beats VA Tech. Teams ranked below us that have a chance at jumping us: Texas Tech: at Texas, at Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma (Nebraska/Colorado in BIGXIICG?). If Texas Tech beats Texas, they will jump us. If they win out, LSU has no chance. UCLA: Oregon State, at Stanford, at Arizona, Arizona State, at USC. They win out, they jump LSU. Ideally, they lose at least once before beating USC in the last week. My key matchups: LSU -- every game. USC -- Cal, Fresno State, and UCLA (last 3 weeks). Texas -- Texas Tech, Texas A&M, BigXII CG. Virginia Tech -- BC, Miami, Virginia, ACC CG? Georgia: Florida, Auburn, GA Tech, SEC CG. Alabama: Tennessee, LSU, Auburn. Miami: GA Tech, VA Tech, Virginia, ACC CG? Texas Tech: Texas, Texas A&M, OU, BigXII CG? UCLA: Oregon State, Arizona State, USC. Good news: LSU can directly jump Bama and Georgia. Miami and VA Tech play. Meaning that if LSU wins out, LSU should be no worse than #4, but will likely be higher.