Well, the Sadhawks went and laid an egg against a pretty good Tampa Bay team. You could make injury excuses (Earl Thomas and Michael Benett out) but when you drop the football (lookin at you, Jimmy Graham) and run terrible routes (lookin' at you, Paul Richardson) leading to INTs, you're gonna get beat. The good news is that the Hawks could lose every game on the schedule except for LA and Arizona, and still win the division.
My Dawgs, though... This was "Rivalry Week" in college football. Ohio State barely (and I mean "bad spot by refs") beat Michigan. Alabama stomped all over Auburn. And the Huskies opened a serious case of whoop-ass on cross state rivals (and #22 ranked) WSU Cougars. Colorado beat Utah to put them in the Pac-12 championship game against UW. This sets up a really odd set of circumstances for the morons on "the committee" picking the final four teams to play for the national championship, assuming Washington beats Colorado, which should be ranked in the top 10.
Lets just assume Alabama and Ohio State are gonna be there, no matter what, because they are.
In the Pac-12, Washington would have beaten a #8 or #9 ranked Colorado team.
The Big-10 championship game isn't going to have Ohio State in it. Because the Buckeye's lost to Penn State, it is going to be Wisconsin (#6) vs Penn State (#7). This has all the makings of a *great* football game, too, so watch it.
Clemson, which has skated by all season long and got beat at home by an un-ranked U-Penn team is going to play an un-ranked Virginia Tech team in the ACC championship game.
So since Ohio State and Alabama are absolute locks to get into the final four, that leaves two spots open for three actual division champions. Washington, the Big-10 champ, and Clemson.
Someone is going to be on the outside looking in. I hope it's Clemson. The ACC shouldn't even be considered a "Power 5" conference, but since it is owned lock, stock, and barrel by ESPN, they are going to prop it up any way they can. See Louisville losing back to back against un-ranked teams, and still somehow being ranked #11 in the country as an example.
We live in interesting times!