Auburn probably wishes they could go back to Happy Valley about now as Penn State and Auburn have gone in polar opposite directions since that matchup. Regardless, the Auburn Tigers are the team most likely to make the Playoff with two losses as they still have games against ranked Texas A&M and Alabama teams.
This Auburn team is looking like a Top 5 team right now with how well they are coming together under Brian Harsin and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see the Tiger’s ranked in the Top 10 if the Committee just uses the eye test.
Michigan is…almost back. The Wolverines have for the most part controlled every single game this year, including their most recent loss to Michigan State. The issue is, they don’t have any big wins to this point. In fact, Wisconsin is the only P5 win they have over a team that will likely finish with a .500 record. The committee really likes to reward teams for big wins, and the Wolverines just don’t have that.
But they very much still can with games against Ohio State and Penn State coming up.
Baylor is playing great football with impressive wins over BYU, Iowa State and Texas. They will get their chance to get back into the Playoff conversation in two weeks when they against Oklahoma, and perhaps again against the Sooners in the Big 12 Championship. If Baylor goes 2-0 in those games, they would have likely the best resume of any one loss team in the country.