With 4 weeks left in the College Football season, The American has 4 schools who could legitimately win the conference left: Central Florida 3-1 in conference, 5-3 overall Cincinnati 3-1 in conference, 5-3 overall, East Carolina 3-1 in conference, 6-2 overall, and Memphis 4-1 in conference, 6-3 overall. Memphis has played one more conference game than the other 3 candidate schools in The American. The East Carolina at Cincinnati game will knock one of these two schools out of contention for The American Football Championship. The only candidate teams for the Group of Five College Football Playoff spot are The American Football Champion, who at best will be a 2 loss school. The Mountain West Football Champion at best 1-loss Colorado State, and Undefeated Conference USA member Marshall (though their schedule has no ranked schools or Power Five conference schools on it), unlike, the schedules of The American and Mountain West contenders for the CFP spot.
Boyee, DePaul University Alumnus