Playoff implications: Oregon-Utah, UCLA-USC head-to-head predictions

No. 5 Tennessee (9-1, 5-1 SEC) will play at South Carolina (6-4, 3-4 SEC) Saturday in Week 12.

Rankings reflect the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

The Vols are No. 5 in the College Football Playoff top 25 rankings.

Georgia (1), Ohio State (2), Michigan (3) and TCU (4) are the top four teams in the College Football Playoff top 25 rankings.

LSU is ranked No. 6 and will play Georgia in the SEC championship game Dec. 3.

In the Pac-12, USC is ranked seventh, while Utah (10), Oregon (12), UCLA (16) and Washington (17) are in the top 25.

USC’s lone loss took place Oct. 15 at Utah by one-point, 43-42. USC and Utah could rematch in the Pac-12 championship game. A USC win against Utah would cancel out its only loss of the season. The Trojans would also be a one-loss conference champion.

Pac-12 standings (no divisions)

USC

7-1

Oregon

6-1

Utah

6-1

UCLA

5-2

Washington

5-2

Ahead of the two Pac-12 games that can provide an opportunity for USC and Utah to rematch with College Football Playoff implications, Vols Wire provides head-to-head predictions for the UCLA-USC and Oregon-Utah games. Game predictions are listed below.

Eric Bolin, Razorbacks Wire: USC

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Evan Bredeson, Cornhuskers Wire: UCLA

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Tony Cosolo, Colorado Buffaloes Wire: UCLA

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Feyerer, College Football News: UCLA

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Fiutak, College Football News: UCLA

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cami Griffin, Longhorns Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Harralson, Vols Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Harrison, Buckeyes Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Mauss, Mountain West Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin McGuire, Nittany Lions Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Niewoehner, College Football News: UCLA

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Nettuno, LSU Tigers Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Pearson, Tar Heels Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Rosenstein, Sports Book Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Shepkowski, Fighting Irish Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Scott Steehn, Winners and Whiners: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Vitale, UGA Wire: USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ken Lay, Vols Wire: Oregon

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Phil Jones, VFL: Utah

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Eric Bolin, Razorbacks Wire: Utah

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Evan Bredeson, Cornhuskers Wire: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Cosolo, Colorado Buffaloes Wire: Utah

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Jeff Feyerer, College Football News: Utah

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Pete Fiutak, College Football News: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Cami Griffin, Longhorns Wire: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Harralson, Vols Wire: Utah

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Phil Harrison, Buckeyes Wire: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Mauss, Mountain West Wire: Utah

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Kevin McGuire, Nittany Lions Wire: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Niewoehner, College Football News: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Nettuno, LSU Tigers Wire: Utah

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Zack Pearson, Tar Heels Wire: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Rosenstein, Sports Book Wire: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Shepkowski, Fighting Irish Wire: Utah

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Scott Steehn, Winners and Whiners: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Vitale, UGA Wire: Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Zemek, Trojans Wire: Oregon

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