It’s finally happening – the CFP is going to be a cluster this year! Do they leave out a 1-loss Alabama? If not, do they leave out the SEC Champ? What if Ohio State beats Wisconsin, OU beats TCU – does the CFP leave out the B10 for the first time?
You know that the SEC will get one of the slots (Alabama or SEC Champ). The ACC Champ will get one probably (although not a lock if Miami beats Clemson). OU is probably in if they beat TCU. Would they really leave out the PAC12 and B10 champs?
My hope is that:
- Auburn beats Georgia so the SEC Champ is a 2-loss team
- TCU beats OU so the Big XII Champ is a 2-loss team
- Ohio State beats Wisconsin so the B10 Champ is a 2-loss team
- PAC12? Doesn’t matter…winner will have 2 losses
- UCF beats Memphis and is the only Conf Champ with an undefeated record (but regardless I think the winner of the AAC game is the NY6 auto bid for the G5)
I think I saw where the CFP Committee has never given a spot to a 2-loss team and has never excluded the B10 or SEC. This scenario will be great because how do you shut out more than 1 conference champ to allow two SEC teams into the CFP? And, if you don’t allow two SEC teams into the CFP, either Alabama or the SEC Champ is left on the outside looking in and there will be an uproar. PAC12 seems to be out regardless. The Big XII will be out if TCU wins. But how can you have a true “playoff” with a bunch of 2-loss teams and one that did not even play in their conference championship? This is great…