College football is nearing the closing weeks of the season before the conference championships decide which teams will make major bowls, including the playoffs. On the October 29 Pylon U Podcast, Shane Alexander (@Alexander1Great) and Jeff Feyerer (@jfey5) to discuss the Week 9 college football matchups and teams that are better or worse than their records indicate. Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) of the Tacoma News Tribune joins the podcast to talk about the Washington Huskies and their chances to be a playoff team, as well as how weak their schedule looks with several struggling Pac-12 programs. Then, with the help of advanced stats SRS and Pythagorean win percentage, the podcast breaks down teams that are unlucky and teams that have gotten breaks along the way. Other topics include:
- What are the games of the week, including West Virginia-Oklahoma State and Utah-Washington (1:54)
- Can the Clemson Tigers keep their playoff hopes alive by beating Florida State in Doak Campbell Stadium (19:41)
- The best coordinators in college football and their chances of getting a job at big time programs (25:40)
- Christian Capel joins the podcast to discuss the Washington Huskies (28:26)
- How Washington is balanced in all aspects of the game and looking at their past schedule (34:14)
- Pythagorean win percentage as an indicator of the strength of teams (41:52)
- Upset specials of the Week between, Baylor-Texas, Navy-South Florida, and Tennessee-South Carolina (47:45)
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