Florida is 5-4 in its first season under Billy Napier who was hired from Louisiana. The Gators are 32nd in the ESPN Football Power Index. Florida is 12th in the team talent composite rankings and has a blue chip ratio of 60 percent. Dan Lanning succeeded Cristobal as the Oregon head coach after being the Georgia defensive coordinator.
Oregon is 8-1 and ranked 11th in the FPI. The Ducks have won eight straight games after losing 49-3 in the season opener versus Georgia in Atlanta. Oregon is seventh in the team talent rankings and has a blue-chip ratio of 60 percent. At 6-0 in the Pac-12, Oregon is in a good position for a berth in the conference title game.
Brian Kelly left Notre Dame for LSU. The Tigers are currently ninth in the FPI. LSU has the eighth most talented roster and a 66 percent blue chip ratio. After their win over Alabama, LSU controls its own destiny in the SEC West for a berth in the title game. LSU is 7-2 overall and 5-2 in the SEC.
Notre Dame elevated Marcus Freeman from defensive coordinator to head coach to replace Kelly. After starting 0-2. Notre Dame has won six of its last seven to improve to 6-3. Notre Dame is 15th in the FPI. The Fighting Irish are 10th in the team talent composite rankings and have a blue chip ratio of 62 percent.