Today is conference championship Saturday, which is a great excuse to stay at home and watch too much football.
Eyes across the nation will be glued to the SEC, ACC and B1G games to see who will make the College Football Playoff. That’s both a good and a bad thing.
The inherent problem with college sports is that the postseason is so subjective. There too many teams competing for too few spots.
One way to fix this would be a universal scheduling system handed down from the NCAA big wigs, but that seems like a pipe dream. In an ideal world, each conference champion could then be seeded into a 10-team playoff.
But for now, we’re stuck with the idea of a committee getting together and trying to determine who the four “best” teams are. There is all sorts of criteria, but it’s still pretty subjective.
So before tonight’s games change everything, I’m going to give you my top four seeds.
When Alabama lost this season, there was an excitement in the air. Alabama was out. Maybe this was the year we’d see someone else come out of the SEC. Maybe we’d have some variety.
Alabama is the best team in the country from the best conference in the country. They deserve the top seed in the College Football Playoff.
Oklahoma is an incredible offensive powerhouse. Baker Mayfield leads a unit that averages nearly 46 points per game. Even in the Big 12, that’s pretty special.
Oklahoma does the football equivalent of getting buckets, and for that, they get the second seed.
3. Ohio State
This is probably a controversial pick. Ohio State is a long shot to make the playoff since they’re not playing in the B1G Championship Game. The truth is, though, Iowa is the fourth-best team in the conference. I’m pretty sure the Hawkeyes played my high school at some point this season.
Michigan has three losses, so they’re out. That leaves Michigan State and Ohio State. Sparty played a tougher schedule, but Ohio State has better numbers (better than Bama!). In the end, I’m going to go with the team that didn’t lose to Nebraska.
The ACC is the weakest of the 5 big conferences, but an undefeated Clemson is better than a two-loss Stanford. Clemson’s reward for a perfect season is getting Alabama in the first round.
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Michigan St. vs. Iowa – 8:17 p.m. – Fox
Because life is imperfect and unfair, the winner of this game will got to the College Football Playoff. You might as well watch.