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The College Football Playoff is the only thing that really matters this weekend.Championship weekend is all about putting the playoff puzzle together. What if this team loses? What if this team wins? Two Big Ten teams? Three? Who is in?The selection committee makes its big reveal Sunday.Assuming Alabama and Ohio State are safely in the field, five scenarios to know going into the final weekend of college footballs regular season:WHAT IF WASHINGTON AND CLEMSON WIN?The selection committee uncorks a few bottles of wine and gets to sleep an extra hour Sunday.Clemson was No. 3 in the last committee rankings and Washington was No. 4. The committee said Michigan was a really close fifth, but the Wolverines do not play while the Huskies can add a victory against Colorado and a Pac-12 title. The Huskies should be just fine.The only intrigue on Sunday would be if the lack of a conference title drops Ohio State from No. 2 to three or four.WHAT IF WASHINGTON LOSES?Colorado, which is eighth going into the Pac-12 title game, will make a claim to be No. 4 but it will be difficult for the Buffaloes to climb over all those Big Ten teams.So which Big Ten team gets in? Michigan or the winner of the Big Ten championship game between No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 7 Penn State? The Wolverines beat both the Badgers and Nittany Lions. They also beat Colorado.So Michigan is in? Not so fast.You can argue Penn State has the best victory (Ohio State) and its loss to Michigan came early in the season when most of its linebackers were injured. Toss a conference championship on the Nittany Lions resume and it becomes a closer call. Wisconsin played Michigan fairly tight and did it at the Big House. Michigan has no quality road victories and, it could be argued, the worst loss (at Iowa).Also, Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau was hurt during the Michigan game, aiding the Wolverines comeback victory.This is no slam dunk for the committee.WHAT IF WASHINGTON AND CLEMSON LOSE?Big Ten party. Michigan gets in along with the winner of the Big Ten championship game.Wild card: If Oklahoma, currently ninth, is especially impressive against Oklahoma State in a de facto Big 12 title game Saturday in Norman and the Big Ten title game is a slog maybe -- just maybe -- the committee goes a different direction. A 2014 Ohio State-style championship game romp by Colorado over Washington gets the Buffaloes back into the conversation in this scenario, too.WHAT DOES HAPPEN IF ALABAMA LOSES?Maybe the Crimson Tide loses the top seed if it is upset by Florida. If the committee wants to put a value on conference championships it could dock the Crimson Tide and Ohio State a spot or two and jump Clemson to No. 1.If that happens, it costs the Tide a short trip to Atlanta for the semifinal and instead sends Alabama to Arizona.ARE WE SURE OHIO STATE IS SAFE?Nothing is certain. Two years ago TCU went into championship weekend No. 3 and left it No. 6 as Ohio State jumped past both the Horned Frogs and Baylor into fourth.So maybe the committee decides those conference championships are game-changers and the Buckeyes get bumped for the Big Ten winner. The Buckeyes wont feel totally safe until Sunday, when the final four is revealed.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.orgCarson Tinker Jersey . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. Josh Lambo Jersey . 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SANDY, Utah -- Olmes Garcia scored twice in the final 10 minutes to help Real Salt Lake beat the Galaxy at home for the first time in more than two years, with 3-1 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday night. "I am here to apply my skills and this is my skill -- to score," the Colombian said. Khari Stephenson scored late in the first half for RSL (8-5-3) and Landon Donovan scored an equalizer before halftime for Los Angeles (6-6-2) but it was not enough to help LA avoid its sixth loss in its past eight games across all competitions. Garcia headed home a cross from Javier Morales in the 84th minute to put RSL ahead, and then the two hooked up again two minutes into stoppage time. Morales sent a through ball into the centre of the box. Garcia latched onto the pass and buried it inside the left post to assure RSL of the three points. "These are the plays we need too do better at," Donovan said.dddddddddddd The teams were scoreless until the 44th minute, when Stephenson fired a right footed shot from outside the box in the 44th minute and buried inside the left post to give Salt Lake a 1-0 lead. Morales has impressed Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis with his late game energy and playmaking. "Hes showing hes at the top of his fitness level and at the top of his game," Kreis said. "Those things go hand in hand." Donovan tied it on a perfectly executed counter a minute later. He won a long 50/50 ball, pivoted toward the goal and then threaded the ball inside the left post to make it 1-1. The former U.S. national team star, who has been left out of recent selections by coach Jurgen Klinsmann following his sabbatical earlier this year, has nine goals and eight assists during 16 matches against Salt Lake. 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