As all Ohio State football fans know the SEC is the home of powerhouse teams. For instance, Georgia has a chance for three-peat this season. But is there a scenario where no teams from the SEC make the CFP?
Yes, if Georgia were to win against Georgia Tech, Alabama beat Auburn, and Texas won out, the SEC might just miss the playoffs. But how? Georgia would then play Alabama in the SEC championship, in this scenario Alabama needs to beat Georgia.
This would make Georgia drop from number 1. What ends up happening? Well, it’s possible that Texas would end up in the CFP instead of Alabama and Georgia. This would happen because Texas beat Alabama earlier in the year.
The question is of course, can Alabama really beat Georgia? I say yes, because throughout this year instead of them getting worst after their lost to Texas. They have been getting better and better. Plus it’s likely Nick Saben will retire within the next 2 years and one good way to end his career would be to beat Georgia.
Since 2014 when the CFP came out, there has never been a year where the SEC isn’t represented in the playoffs. It’s possible the committee will still pick Georgia or Alabama to be in the playoffs regardless if Texas wins out.
What will the playoffs look like then? Well, whoever wins in the Ohio State football and Michigan game will end up at 1, with Washington most likely at 2. The number 3 spot could end up either going to Florida St. if they still hold up to be good without Jordon Travis. Or if the Ohio St and Michigan is close the loser could take 3rd or 4th spot. Then possibly Texas, Alabama, or Georgia. The 4th spot looks the same as for which teams go there.
This year is filled with a bunch of good teams that will cause the committee to take a really good look at each team to see who should and shouldn’t make it.