For the second time on Saturday, a team in the top 4 lost. This time, Washington, who came into the game unbeaten and ranked No. 4, lost to No. 20 USC at home.
The Huskies couldn’t slow down USC quarterback Sam Darnold. Darnold threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 26-13 win.
Washington joined Clemson, who also fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday. Alabama, was able to remain unbeaten as it clobbered Mississippi State 51-3. For the second consecutive week, the No. 4 team in the country lost
With all the upsets, it’s still unlikely for the SEC to possibly get a second team into the playoff. No. 9 Auburn lost earlier on Saturday to Georgia, and none of the SEC East teams are ranked in the College Football Playoff rankings. No. 8 Texas A&M also lost on Saturday.
Alabama locked up the SEC West title on Saturday thanks to the Auburn loss. The next set of College Football Playoff rankings come out on Tuesday.