Top storylines for college football’s final quarter

11The final stretch up to conference championships…

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One week into the closing month of the 2018 regular season, the most impactful topics in college football are readily apparent.

Alabama? Really good, as usual. Everyone is chasing Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, though three other programs remain undefeated at this point.

While Bama appears a College Football Playoff lock, the final stretch up to conference championships will both solidify and discard contenders. Showdowns between highly ranked teams will shape the standings.

League titles, CFP berths and major-bowl bids are at stake. Who stays hot?

That, and more, in our season-ending storylines.