It’s pretty much in the hands of the college football playoff selection committee now. But that won’t end the conversation as teams No. 3 and No. 4 in the playoff rankings lost conference championship games last week.
Alabama, which was pronounced dead in early November, saw Domino fall after Domino to get back into the conversation despite missing the SEC title game. It entered the weekend at No. 6 in the CFP rankings before No. 3 TCU lost to Kansas State and No. 4 USC to Utah.
The 47-24 final in the Pac-12 game knocks the Trojans out of the conversation with two losses while potentially bumping No. 5 Ohio State into the top four. TCU took Kansas State into overtime in the Big 12 game before losing 31-28 on their first loss of the season.
Keep in mind that in the first eight years of this format, no team has made it to the four-team playoffs with two losses. Here’s a taste of what was said.
– Alabama over Ohio State for a berth in the college football playoffs? There Shouldn’t Be Debate (Cleveland.com)
– CFP owes TCU a massive apology if Horned Frogs don’t get a place in the last four (Yahoo Sports)
– Lee Corso Predicts College Football Playoff Foursome, Major Upset Saturday (SI.com)
– TCU Loss in Big 12 Championship Game Adds New Intrigue to Final Reveal of College Football Playoffs (247Sports)
— Latest CFP Outlook: Who Gets In With TCU’s OT Loss? (SI.com)