College Football Playoff picks after Week 13

For the primary time in 2022, ESPN’s writers have an unanimous prime 4 to make the College Football Playoff.

Third-ranked Michigan made the most important assertion, turning a three-point halftime deficit in opposition to No. 2 Ohio State right into a 45-23 rout. Michigan rushed for 242 yards within the second half, largely behind Donovan Edwards’ landing runs of 75 and 85 yards. Edwards completed with 216 dashing yards, the second-most by a Michigan participant in opposition to Ohio State all-time (Tim Biakabutuka had 313 yards in 1995).

Mixed with quarterback J.J. McCarthy’s three lengthy landing passes, Michigan had 5 scores of 45-plus yards. It is essentially the most by any group in a single recreation in opposition to an AP High 5 opponent since at the least 2004.

Elsewhere, USC pushed its manner into the playoff dialogue with a 38-27 win over No. 15 Notre Dame. Caleb Williams turned the primary USC quarterback prior to now 25 years with three dashing touchdowns in a recreation.

In the meantime, top-ranked Georgia and No. 4 TCU cruised to victories over Georgia Tech and Iowa State, respectively.

Georgia turned the primary faculty with back-to-back 12-0 begins since Clemson in 2018-19 and the primary SEC program to take action since Alabama in 2008-09.

TCU had its third 12-0 begin in class historical past and have become simply the seventh Massive 12 group to succeed in the mark and the primary since Texas in 2009.

With all that in thoughts, here is a take a look at how ESPN’s faculty soccer reporters see the present playoff image.


Andrea Adelson: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Blake Baumgartner: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Invoice Connelly: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Heather Dinich: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
David Hale: 1. Michigan 2. Georgia 3. TCU 4. USC
Chris Low: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Harry Lyles Jr.: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Ryan McGee: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. USC 4. TCU
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Alex Scarborough: 1. Georgia 2 Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Mark Schlabach: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Paolo Uggetti: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC
Dave Wilson: 1. Georgia 2. Michigan 3. TCU 4. USC