Two years into the College Football Playoff, here’s what we’ve learned - and how it could affect Houston
Tom Herman might be the hottest coaching property in the nation, and quarterback Greg Ward is getting attention as a potential Heisman candidate. The Cougars have a chance to prove themselves in the conference, with Oklahoma early and Louisville late. But when it comes to cracking the top four in the final standings even with a perfect season, Houston is a long shot.
It would need a lot of help from rivals in the American Athletic Conference to create ranked matchups for strength of schedule that might come close to a “power five” schedule. There’s no margin for error.