2. Oklahoma Sooners (7-0)
Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff if … it wins the Big 12 Championship with no more than one loss.
An unbeaten OU is in no matter what and is no worse than the No. 2 seed. However, lose the Big 12 Championship and things start to get a tad dicey.
It’s all going to go wrong against … at Oklahoma State at the end of the regular season could be a problem. The date against Iowa State the week before is scary, and going to Baylor isn’t a sure thing. Lose twice, and that’s it.
Will Oklahoma get into the College Football Playoff? Yes. There’s probably going to be a loss somewhere in the regular season – watch out for that date in Stillwater – but the Sooners will rise up and take the Big 12 title yet again, be at least 12-1, and be either the it-doesn’t-matter-which 2 or 3 seed.
Ranking the teams alive for the College Football Playoff
UTSA | San Diego State | Coastal Carolina
SMU | Texas A&M | Auburn | Ole Miss
Notre Dame | Kentucky | Cincinnati
Baylor | Pitt | NC State | Wake Forest
Ohio State | Oregon | Penn State | Iowa
Michigan State | Oklahoma St | Michigan
Alabama | Oklahoma | Georgia
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