You might per chance presumably presumably no doubt feel an Oregon loss coming in some unspecified time in the future, and did it ever near on Saturday evening in Salt Lake City, a 38-7 thrashing by No. 23 Utah which system that for the fifth straight season, the Pac-12 will now not rep a representative in the College Football Playoff.
It moreover system that a different is shaping up for whom a college football fan views as the lesser of two evils, Alabama or Notre Dame.
Here’s how it’s shaping up. Barring an absolute calamity (losing to both Georgia Tech subsequent week and Alabama in the SEC title sport), Georgia is in. The winner of Ohio Pronounce-Michigan, assuming that group wins the Massive Ten championship sport, is in. And if Cincinnati finishes undefeated, with wins over Notre Dame, SMU, and Houston for the AAC crown, then the Bearcats are in, too.
That leaves one plight, and with Alabama having two losses and Notre Dame greatest one, it would apparently rep to be the Irish — especially because if that’s the case, Notre Dame would face Georgia as a replace of Alabama having a rematch with the Bulldogs.
But… what if Alabama beats Georgia? They’d rep a pick over Georgia, potentially upward thrust to No. 1, after which you’d rep the Massive Ten champ to spin with the pair of SEC groups, alongside with Cincinnati and a group that Cincinnati beat head-to-head — and in this case, it’s a Bearcats group that done stable with wins over the subsequent-greatest groups on its schedule, while Notre Dame wraps up subsequent week with Stanford. The committee would per chance presumably now not legitimately nefarious Notre Dame over an undefeated Cincinnati. (They’d well anyway.) They neutral couldn’t.
So, when the SEC title sport comes, you’re either rooting for Alabama or Notre Dame. Isn’t that delectable?
Oh, and if Cincinnati loses a sport, or the Massive Ten West survivor (Minnesota is aloof by some means alive) pulls off the title sport pick, successfully, we’re all doomed, aren’t we?
Cal beat Stanford, 41-11, in what would were the actual sport of the season that mattered for either group had the Cardinal now not pulled off its upset of Oregon.
Neglect that, though, the day prior to this marked exactly 39 years since the Band Play.
It aloof hasn’t gotten frail.