Top 10 teams are dropping like flies these days, and we didn’t even have to wait until Saturday to get another one.
On Friday night, No. 9 Washington was upset by Stanford 30-22. Stanford moved to 7-3 with the win, while Washington falls to 8-2.
The story of the game was Stanford running back Bryce Love, who carried the ball 30 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns. Love has been battling ankle injuries for the past several weeks, and he was clearly still hobbling at times in this game, as his final carry in the fourth quarter for 35 yards saw him limp off the field. Love was not needed afterwards, though, as Stanford was able to hold off the Huskies for the win.
Stat of the night: Stanford held the ball for 36:05 to Washington’s 23:55. Stanford also converted 10 of their 18 third down attempts.
College Football Playoff implications
With Washington’s loss, the Pac-12 is likely eliminated from contention in this year’s College Football Playoff. Washington was already a longshot with how low they were ranked with only one loss, and now every team in the Pac-12 has at least two losses.
No. 11 USC at 8-2 still has an outside chance, but it’s a tough sell for the Trojans at this point.
Washington was one of the four teams to make the College Football Playoff last season, losing to Alabama 24-7 in the Peach Bowl.