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NCAA Football: 8 teams that control their own destiny

Eight college football teams control their own destiny in terms of getting into the College Football Playoff. Who are they?

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Top 5 / Top 10 17 Nov 2017, 16:25 IST
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Alabama v Mississippi State
Alabama v Mississippi State

Two weeks remain in the college football regular season before the conference championships take place. After that, the College Football Playoff field will be decided. There are still plenty of teams fighting for those four spots in the College Football Playoff, but eight teams, in particular, are in great shape to make the field as long as they win out.

Here are the eight teams that control their own destiny:

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-0)

We'll start with the most obvious and work our way to the less obvious. Alabama are ranked #1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, so naturally, they control their own destiny and will, in fact, land their fourth College Football Playoff appearance in their four-year existence if they are able to end up 13-0.

FiveThirtyEight gives Alabama greater than a 99% chance of making the College Football Playoff if they win out, all other things being equal. The Crimson Tide take on the Mercer Bears this weekend before an Iron Bowl showdown with the #6 Auburn Tigers. The winner of that game will take on the #7 Georgia Bulldogs in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship game.

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