1. College Football Playoff Scenario: What’s Going To Happen?
Okay, enough playing around. Here we go. Here’s what’s going to happen.
Alabama is angry. And you thought last year’s team was something special – at least before the SEC Championship. This year’s offense will be just as unstoppable – possibly more so – and the schedule isn’t all that bad considering there’s a week off before going to Texas A&M and the date with LSU is in Tuscaloosa. The Tide will roll to the No. 1 seed. Sorry, America.
Clemson is very, very, very, very good again, even with the wholesale change on the defensive front four. All bets are off if Trevor Lawrence gets hurt, and there will be one clunker along the way – the call this entire offseason has been that early date against Texas A&M – but there won’t be a second loss on the way to the No. 2 seed. Sorry, America.
It’s not going to be a walk in the park for Oklahoma. Be very, very careful of the Houston game to start the season, going to UCLA won’t be all that easy, and the Big 12 is full of landmines, but it’ll be another 12-1 run with another Big 12 championship. The Sooner D will finally start doing the tackling thing the kids are all talking about, and Jalen Hurts will be more than fine with the loaded group of skill guys around him.
Michigan is about to finally get past the bouncer. Michigan was a win against the Buckeyes away from beating Northwestern for the Big Ten championship on the way to the College Football Playoff. Okay, yeah, but other than that Ohio State loss, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? At least the Wolverines were in the chase until the end of the regular season.
This time around, Jim Harbaugh’s team will get it done against OSU in Ann Arbor. It’ll lose once along the way – likely at Penn State – and will end up as the fourth seed, but whatever … it’ll be in.