Oregon’s overtime win against rival Washington opens a path for the Ducks to be a major-bowl factor while nearly slamming the door for the Pac-12 Conference and its hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff. Earlier on Saturday afternoon, Notre Dame rode a late touchdown pass and a stingy defense to a 19-14 win against Pittsburgh to remain unbeaten. Few wins seem pretty for the Irish, but the bottom line is what matters: Notre Dame is getting into the playoff at 12-0.

Source: College football winners and losers led by Pac-12 losing playoff hopes