On Friday it seemed relatively easy. Georgia and Michigan seemed suspended for the playoffs. Possibly even TCU. With the Trojans suffering a loss in the PAC-12 championship, this is the beginning of chaos.
Southern California started the first quarter as needed. They tipped off most college football fans that Georgia and the Trojans were going to meet in the playoffs. Well, Utah had other plans. Saturday noon and it’s time for TCU to give itself a shot at making the playoffs. They were able to force overtime. They came close to 4th place and the finish. Which ultimately gave Kansas State the win.
Georgia secured their second SEC championship under coach Kirby Smart and all but assured they will play at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the opening round of the playoffs, essentially giving them home field advantage. Now the question is who will the pals face in everything that has happened?
State of Ohio
Two options seem the most sensible, horse chestnuts being one of them. The biggest question with the Buckeyes is where the committee places TCU. Since the Horned Frogs lost to Kansas State, there might be an argument to drop them a spot, but the committee might not want Ohio State to face Michigan in the first round given Georgia’s first-place finish seems.
They put themselves in a bad spot with TCU’s loss in the Big 12 championship. They now place their fate in the hands of the committee. What makes it worse is that Alabama is knocking on the door trying to push back into the playoffs. It will be interesting to see where the committee places them tomorrow afternoon.
While Alabama is more of a long shot of the three. Somehow they still have a chance to make it. The biggest question for the flood is where the committee places the TCU. Despite the loss, the Crimson Tide’s hopes of making the playoffs appear as good as dead.
With Michigan still to play, more chaos may loom. Even with a Michigan loss. It still looks like OSU, TCU and Alabama are the most likely opponents for the Dawgs in the Peach Bowl.
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It will be interesting to see who the committee puts Georgia up against when the final rankings are announced tomorrow. The Bulldogs most likely locked in the top seed in the playoffs after winning the Conference title, but where the committee places Ohio State and TCU will be something to watch out for during tomorrow’s show.
Does the committee want a rematch between Ohio and Michigan states? Or do they want the Buckeyes to start the playoffs against the Bulldogs?
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