Looking ahead at CFB Playoff scenarios

STORY BY CHRISTIAN PHILLIPS

Tonight, College Football fans will witness the committee make some difficult decisions after a hectic Thanksgiving weekend.

Results of the historic rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State opened up a new slot into the top four of the College Football rankings. Ohio State defeated 10-1 and 4th ranked Michigan 62-39. Michigan was riding a 10 game win streak after they suffered a season-opening loss to Notre Dame.

Notre Dame capped their season off at 12-0. The University of Southern California hosted the Fighting Irish on Saturday night, but their hopes of postseason play came short after Notre Dame won 24-17.

USC finishes 5-7 on the season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide hosted the Auburn Tigers for another Iron Bowl matchup and The Crimson Tide took care of business behind Heisman hopeful, Tua Tagovailoa.

Tagovailoa was responsible for five total touchdowns, which helped seal another 12-0 finish on the season. Alabama goes on to play Georgia December 1st for the SEC Conference Championship.

The 2nd Ranked Clemson Tigers, lead by True-Freshman Trevor Lawrence hosted an in-State rival the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Clemson jumped out quick and the Gamecocks suffered another loss 56-35.

The Tigers will defend their undefeated season on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Panthers for the ACC Championship.

The biggest question that awaits us all is, who’s the fourth team in the Playoffs?

The Georgia Bulldogs are the likely favorite to jump into the fourth spot on Tuesday night at 6.P.M, but others have Ohio State claiming the last spot.

Ohio State suffered a horrible loss against Purdue by 29 points earlier this year, but was the win against the Michigan Wolverines enough to make up for it?

Phillips’s Projections:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Georgia
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Ohio State

Scenarios:

  • Alabama wins
  • Clemson Wins
  • Notre Dame (No Conference Championship) (Locked)
  • Georgia goes down against Alabama
  • Oklahoma wins against Texas
  • Ohio State Win against Northwestern

Oklahoma would take the last spot in the College Football Playoff if Georgia goes down. Oklahoma’s high octane offense will make up for the lack of defensive efficiency and there is nothing Ohio State can do at this point to make up for their bad loss.

Now if Oklahoma were to lose, Ohio State would be the favorite considering the other contenders behind them.

(Michigan, UCF)

Projected final Rankings:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Oklahoma

The final Ranking will be released on December 2nd.

 

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