ANother week goes by and more teams drop and the playoff picture gets clearer. We knew one top 4 team was going to lose this week. Still more games to play.
Alabama last week # 1. Just aced their test at LSU by pitching a shutout. No doubt the Crimson Tide is the best team in the country.
Clemson last week #2. Classless Dabo hangs 77 points on the board. No style points will get you into the top spot.
Notre Dame last week #3. Brian Kelly needs to have a dominate performance from start to finish next week at home against FSU.
Michigan last week #5. Revenge tour continues and could also see a playoff date against ND.
Georgia last week #6. Will play Bama in the SEC title game. Must run the table before the Bama game.
Oklahoma last week #7. Change defensive coordinators same weak defense.
Central Florida last week #8. Give them their due. 21 straight wins is not easy even against non power conference teams.
Ohio State last week 9. Not a great performance. Still alive in the playoffs.
Washington State last week un ranked. Imagine the interviews we would have with Mike Leach during the playoffs.
West Virginia last week un ranked. Needs to win out and get help.
We all expect Alabama to be in the playoffs no matter what right. Even if they lose a game and still win the SEC championship game. What if they go udefeated and lose the SEC championship game. Would they still make it over these 4 teams if they run the table Notre Dame, Clemson, Michigan and Georgia the latter 3 all winning their conference championship games and obviously a Georgia team that just beat Alabama. That to me is the biggest question I have right now. Oklahoma should be in the top 6. What happens if they run the table? Do they get in no matter what happens to the top 4. Probably not. Oklahoma State can disrupt both Oklahoma and charging West Virginia. I do expect each to lose another game this year. UCF unfortunately has no shot at making the playoffs. I will keep saying this until someone tells me it’s not possible. Why can’t they get into the ACC? I know there are already 14 teams in this conference. Or better yet put them in the Big 12 which only has 10 teams.