College Football Playoff: 5 Most Important Questions On Tuesday Night

College Football Playoff: 5 Most Important Questions On Tuesday Night

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College Football Playoff: 5 Most Important Questions On Tuesday Night

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1. Utah vs. the Big 12

This is where the College Football Playoff rankings become sort of cruel.

Utah was ranked ahead of Oklahoma and Baylor last week, and then it went out and totally dominated Colorado 45-15 on national TV. Oregon won last week, too, and will probably end up ranked 12th – or close to it – while Oklahoma will likely be sixth and Baylor seventh or eighth.

So unless Utah beats Oregon in a blowout, there’s a shot it can be ahead of the Big 12 teams throughout the entire process and then be dumped in the final round of the fun if the committee likes the Big 12 champion’s win better.

Utah has yet to beat a team that’s ranked in the CFP top 25, and taking care of Oregon would be the first. However, the Pac-12 Championship is on Friday night, and the Big 12 teams will know what they have to do on Saturday.

However, Utah, Baylor and Oklahoma could all be playing for the sport of it if Georgia beats LSU in the SEC Championship and Clemson beats Virginia in the ACC title game – if that happens, Ohio State, LSU, Georgia and Clemson are all in.

Also, the rankings won’t matter if Oregon beats Utah, making the Big 12 Championship a potential College Football Playoff quarterfinal matchup.

But there’s your drama. Where are Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor ranked? The guess? Utah will be fifth, Oklahoma sixth, and Baylor seventh.

Where will Oregon be ranked?
Penn State and Minnesota?
The SEC teams?
The Alabama problem

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