We’ve spent all season watching teams go up and down the rankings. That all ends today when the final CFP rankings are unveiled. The committee has spent all day watching the games together and now has some difficult decisions to make.
- Alabama secured their place as the #1 seed for the playoff in a comeback win over Georgia, but where does Georgia fall? Keeping up with Alabama definitely gives them a case for staying at #4. Could Georgia become the first two-loss team to make the playoff? The Dawgs faced a tough schedule all season long, but would the committee view a one-loss team with an easier schedule as the more deserving team, like Oklahoma or Ohio State?
- Oklahoma revenged its only loss against #14 Texas, but the Longhorns were Oklahoma’s toughest opponent all season. However, a close loss to a ranked opponent looks better than losing by four scores to an unranked one.
- Ohio State lost to Purdue by 29 points in their only loss. They also won a close one against Penn State and embarrassed Michigan. The Buckeyes also struggled against Maryland and Nebraska. The committee has punished Ohio State for struggling against that should be easy wins for them, and the Northwestern game last night was close until the fourth quarter.
Here are my predictions for the last poll:
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State