Listen: Washington, Auburn, Michigan discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"We weren't talking about the big ten in the depth of the big ten. I up Michigan state in that. You didn't want to because of their grumpy head coach, but let me let me go further with your analogy. Can you imagine right now the media hysteria that would be surrounding a conference that included Washington, Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia, and Notre Dame? That would be the equivalent of what the big ten has right now. Right now they've got five teams in the top fifteen probably should be higher than that. I think Michigan's the most underrated team. I everybody got him at fifteen fourteen. I'm like, timeout, they probably have next next to Clemson, the best defense in the country. I would rank those five teams in the top. Up twelve personally with the least of them being Penn State at twelve out have Michigan state right at nine. Then out have Michigan at eight out have Ohio State right up there in the top four and Wisconsin and the top five. So I mean, this is a loaded conference. This is such a great week in Washington plays Auburn. Yeah, by Auburn schedules too hard to make the national championship, but their talent, especially front seven defensively as good enough to play for a championship that two heavyweight fight. And I just bring up a little disannul guit for everyone in college football to think about when you're watching Washington and Auburn on Saturday. The second biggest game somewhat argue, actually, it's too. It's the best two teams colliding probably and I think it's the most meaningful game in the and that one that's a great way to put it. And here's why is because I don't believe that Washington can make the playoffs if they lose on Saturday and you might be thinking yourself, what are you talking about? They would still have Oregon and Stanford, and but they could win Joel, you're crazy. No, no, no. Hear me out auburn's likely, not. Gonna win their own division. They're not unlikely not going to win the SEC. They'll likely be very clear third place team in their conference this season with the quality of Georgia and Alabama going on in the SEC, which means even if Washington were to run the table after a loss to Auburn. In this scenario, you would have them being defeated by this third place team in the SEC and Georgia and Alabama might be in a position to get in, oh, by the way, you could clearly state the case that those teams would deserve inclusion based on this best metric over Washington. So I'm just telling you right now college football fan. This is the most meaningful game in week one because the entire season depends on it for Washington, and it's a very, very clear to see that in my mind, they will not be able to overcome a loss to Auburn. All right. We got the Sabin clip yet. Okay, we don't have one yet. I'm going hockey scores out here. You can't give me a Sabin clip. Okay. All right. Let's go.."