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BLITZING SEVEN: No Bull--With This Week's Games Who Needs an 8-Team Playoff?

1. We Already Have an 8+Team Playoff: It’s called the month of November and December. After three playoff years the #1 and #2 seeds have played for the National Title 2 of the 3 years and the semifinal games have been blowouts (with the average margin of victory being over 25 points). The #5 seed has yet to win a Bowl Game. For now the limit of four teams has struck the right balance to stir debate and increase the intensity of conference races. So let’s crank up the playoff hype machine for the next 4 weekends.

2. #3 Notre Dame at #7 Miami: At the start of the year did anyone believe this was going to become a monster game? Nope. That’s the beauty of college football. Notre Dame is only a 1 point loss against #1 Georgia from probably being ranked #1 themselves. They've beaten #11 USC, #12 Michigan State and #23 NC State by 76 points. The guy to watch for the Irish is fast-emerging Heisman Candidate RB Josh Adams. A monster game by Adams in a prime time win at Miami could vault him into the Heisman conversation. #7 Miami's weak schedule was a question mark heading into last week’s Virginia Tech game. They handled the Hokies. If Notre Dame loses they’re out. If Miami loses they can still make it by winning out and beating Clemson in the ACC Title game.

3. #6 TCU at #5 Oklahoma: If defense wins championships, TCU should win this game as they have a better defense than the Sooners. That said Baker Mayfield is coming off a huge game last week and will be the best player on the field. Don’t be surprised if TCU relies on their run game to control the clock on offense and keep Mayfield on the sidelines as long as they can. Sometimes the best defense is a good offense.

4. Big 10 Contender—No Bull: When #20 Iowa walks into Camp Randall Stadium at #8 Wisconsin they will be fighting for the Heartland Trophy—which is a Brass Bull. No one does trophies like the Big 10 (among them a pig, an old oaken bucket, Paul Bunyan and a brass s