One Potential Upset In Every Remaining Week Of The 2017 College Football Season

Anything is possible in college football, right?

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Spoiler alert: There are going to be plenty of upsets in the remaining weeks of the 2017 college football regular season. This we know. What we don’t know is this: Which upsets will actually go down and shock the college football world in the process.

However, let’s take a crack at it in the form of predicting one potential upset in every remaining week of the college football season. While all of these upsets likely won’t happen, they are certainly possible.

Just remember, there is still plenty of football left to be played (it’s only Week 5), so who knows where these teams will stand once they actually do take the field against one another.

Week 6: Oregon Over No. 16 Washington State
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Letdowns happen in college football all of the time, and this would be a big one for the Washington State Cougars, who just got done knocking off the USC Trojans in upset fashion. Those types of games can do a number of different things, such as giving a team a ton of confidence — and momentum — going forward … or taking a lot out of a team. For all it’s worth, the Cougars will have to play the Oregon Ducks on the road.

Week 7: No. 25 LSU Over No. 13 Auburn
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The Auburn Tigers will have to play the LSU Tigers in Death Valley, which is never an easy thing for an opponent to do, no matter what program we are talking about. LSU’s lone loss came against the Mississippi State Bulldogs while Auburn’s came against the Clemson Tigers, but both teams still, of course, remain in the top 25.

Week 8: Florida State Over No. 17 Louisville
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The Florida State Seminoles were hit hard when they lost quarterback Deondre Francois for the season, and their record reflects that. With just two games under its belt, Florida State has recorded two losses (entering Week 5). The Seminoles will get the Louisville Cardinals at home, though, and that’s where some welcomed good news comes into play. Louisville might have Lamar Jackson, who ran away with the Heisman Trophy last season, but the Cardinals aren’t invincible (they lost to Clemson by the score of 47-21 … but the Tigers are also the defending national champs).

Week 9: UCLA Over No. 6 Washington
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Now this would be a major upset, and one that would really affect the playoff picture. Not only are the Washington Huskies ranked No. 6 but they will also get this contest at home. Plus, the UCLA Bruins have already dropped two games in 2017. But, they do have quarterback Josh Rosen, and Rosen could be the best player in college football, or at least the best QB. Entering Week 5, the Bruin had the most passing yards in the country (1,763) and was also tied for the most touchdown passes (16).

Week 10: No. 15 Oklahoma State Over No. 3 Oklahoma
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I think the Oklahoma Sooners will end up making the College Football Playoff (did you see that victory they had against the Ohio State Buckeyes?!), but let’s, at the very least, set the stage for this possible upset. The Oklahoma State Cowboys get this ballgame in Stillwater, and QB Mason Rudolph can sling with the best of them (entering Week 5, he has thrown for 1,533 passing yards and 13 TDs). This contest should get plenty of attention entering Week 10, and it will hopefully be one of the best Big 12 games of 2017.

Week 11: Iowa Over No. 10 Wisconsin
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If the Iowa Hawkeyes would have knocked off the Penn State Nittany Lions, which they came extremely close to doing (only lost by two points), then this might not even be viewed as an upset. And who knows, it might not be viewed as one when these teams meet up in November, and if Iowa wins. Nonetheless, the Wisconsin Badgers are ranked in the top 10 right now, they will get this one at home and they are predicted by many to make the Big Ten championship game.

Week 12: Texas Tech Over No. 9 TCU
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First things first, this clash will be played in Lubbock, which, of course, bodes well for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. On top of that, Nic Shimonek, just like so many other Big 12 quarterbacks, can make it rain out on the football field in the form of passing yards (he has 1,248 yards entering Week 5) and touchdowns (he has 11). This game might have playoff implications on the line, and it might not. As of right now, despite the fact that so much remains a mystery in college football, TCU vs. Texas Tech is very intriguing on paper.

Week 13: No. 13 Auburn Over No. 1 Alabama
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are ranked No. 1 in the country, they are heavy favorites to get back to the playoff and, just in case fans weren’t keeping score, they have made every College Football Playoff so far (there have been three). With that in mind, anything can happen in the Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama, and the Tigers get this one at home, so there’s that.