Top takeaways from college football’s Rivalry Week

10The Pac-12 is out of the playoff

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Friday night’s incredible snow game in Pullman between Washington and Washington State was a ton of fun for fans watching.

Washington dominated the line of scrimmage. Utilizing Myles Gaskin and the run game to devastating effect, the Huskies imposed their will on a Cougars team that had no answer on either side of the ball. Heisman candidate Gardner Minshew had three turnovers and zero touchdowns, which likely will keep him from traveling to New York in December.

In the end, however, it was bad for the conference as a whole.

Heading into Rivalry Week, Wazzu was the only remaining Pac-12 team with any shot at sneaking into the playoff. Losing Friday night, they also lost out on the chance to play in the Pac-12 Championship Game, and of course now the conference will not be represented in the chase for the national championship.