The knee-jerk response to Oregon’s loss to Stanford was that the Pac-12’s College Football Playoff hopes are gone.

Not fairly.

The convention nonetheless has a shot to get a crew into the playoff for the primary time since 2017, however the street undoubtedly acquired loads harder with Stanford’s 31-24 time beyond regulation win over the Ducks on Saturday.

And do not depend out the Twenty second-ranked Sun Devils.

They have the street win over then-No. 20 UCLA on their resume and the one loss up to now has been to BYU, which moved as much as No. 10 on this week’s ballot.

Arizona State (4-1, 2-0) has two robust video games arising, at dwelling towards Stanford and at Utah, however get by these and run the desk, it could possibly be in rivalry for a playoff spot.

Maybe it is a longshot, however do not low cost their possibilities in what’s been an unpredictable season — outdoors of Alabama and Georgia — up to now.