There are only 6 undefeated teams left this college football season. Minnesota knocked Penn State off the list on Saturday.
So what’s ahead for the remaining unbeaten teams? Let’s take a look at the toughest games left on their schedules, including the hardest home game and the hardest road/neutral game. Our pick for the toughest remaining game is in bold.
Undefeated FBS college football teams in 2019
Here all are the remaining undefeated teams, starting with those ranked in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
No. 1 Ohio State (9-0)
Toughest remaining game: at Michigan | Saturday, Nov. 30
Ohio State has looked so dominant every single week, it might not matter what the Big Ten throws up against the Buckeyes. Penn State’s visit looked like the toughest remaining game, but that might now be different after the way things have gone lately.
Instead, rising rival Michigan could be the biggest hurdle on Nov. 30.
No. 2 LSU (8-0)
Toughest remaining game: at Alabama | Saturday, Nov. 9
That’s how many consecutive losses the Tigers have had against Alabama. This year’s meeting could be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 game. That is eerily similar to 2011, which is the last time LSU beat ‘Bama. That year, No. 1 LSU went to Tuscaloosa and beat the No. 2 Tide. This year’s game is in Tuscaloosa, too. And LSU might finally have the offense needed to get by Alabama, thanks to Heisman contender Joe Burrow.
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No. 3 Alabama (8-0)
Toughest remaining game: vs. LSU | Saturday, Oct. 9
Now the country waits to see how QB Tua Tagovailoa’s ankle injury heals. The big game against LSU is next, and Tua appears to be a game-time decision. The LSU game continues to look like the hardest game — and the game of the year in the sport.
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No. 5 Clemson (9-0)
Toughest remaining game: vs. Wake Forest | Saturday, Nov. 16
There are some interception concerns with QB Trevor Lawrence, though Lawrence didn’t have any in the rout of Boston College. But Clemson has still dropped from its preseason No. 1 ranking down to No. 4 in the AP Poll. But the ACC belongs to the Tigers.
Clemson might face only one ranked team the rest of the way: Wake Forest. Since that game is at Death Valley, it’s possible the regular-season finale at rival South Carolina is the toughest. The Gamecocks already won at Georgia this season, so they’ve proven they can upset highly ranked teams.
No. 12 Baylor (9-0)
Toughest remaining game: vs. Oklahoma | Saturday, Nov. 16
The Bears defied preseason expectations by rising to No. 12 in the latest national rankings. However, the toughest games are ahead.
Oklahoma comes to Waco on Nov. 16. Even if Baylor wins that one, it might have to beat Oklahoma again in the Big 12 title game. Regardless, this all means Matt Rhule has rebuilt the Bears into a major contender again.
No. 17 Minnesota (9-0)
Toughest remaining game: vs. Wisconsin | Saturday, Nov. 30
Wow. The Gophers surged ahead and then held on to stun No. 4 Penn State, 31-26, to get to 9-0. Now the undefeated watch really picks up, though there are two tough games still ahead.
First up is a road game to Iowa. Two weeks later, Minnesota gets a visit from rival Wisconsin.