We know which four. Now we’ll see what order the CFP Committee puts them in.
Here’s my ranking.
Not much to bitch about here, although bitching about the CFP is a full-time gig for many of you. The Committee got it right. The system worked. No, we don’t need a 16-team tournament. No, we actually don’t need an 8-team playoff, either, although it’s clear we are going to get one pretty soon.
Folks who don’t understand the difference between football and basketball are folks who, well, don’t understand the difference between football and basketball.
There is never a year in which 16 teams have a case in big-time football. It works at the FCS level because there IS a high degree of parity. And because that 16-team playoff is the only time anybody pays any attention to FCS football, to be brutally frank.
But Big Boy Football is different. See the above list of four teams. Nobody else has a case. Oklahoma State blew it. Notre Dame lost to Cincinnati.
I don’t WANT “Cinderella” to eff up football. I don’t WANT the top seed to lose their quarterback in a meaningless first round game against #16, and then lose the following week.
I want to see the best team win the title.
That’s what’s going to happen this year. They got it right. The system worked.
Let’s just enjoy it.
You want a huge playoff? We HAVE one. It’s called the college football regular season, and it’s why that season is more compelling than any other.
Now, regarding Alabama. Hell, no, I didn’t see that coming. For 12 weeks, the Georgia defense looked like it really might be the best in college football history. That front was unblockable. ‘Bama has had trouble on the offensive line all year. Yes, absolutely, I thought the Bulldogs were going to win the football game.
So Saban made a decision. We’re not really going to be able to run the ball, especially not early. So we’re gonna chuck it. All day.
That’s risky, because it assumes you can protect Bryce Young.
But it worked out pretty well, wouldn’t you say?
421 yards. Three touchdown passes. Another td rushing. Hello CFP. Hello Heisman.
But here’s what happened, and you can’t tell me otherwise. I’ll promise you that Saban essentially told his team, “They’re really good. But you know what? We’re still Alabama. And they’re still Georgia.”
NFL today? K.C.-Denver looks like fun. Chargers-Bengals will be entertaining as well.