- On the final playoff field:
- To me, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Georgia were a cut above everyone else (in that order). After that, it's hard to get too worked up about the debate over the 4th spot. I'm fine with Alabama - they don't have any truly bad losses, like Ohio State did against Iowa. I also would've been fine with Ohio State; their because of their big wins over Penn State and Wisconsin were more impressive than any of Alabama's wins. You can spin it either way, and both teams would have only had themselves to blame for being left out. Personally, I think Alabama has the higher ceiling of the two teams if they can get their linebackers healthy, and so that's who I probably would've picked.
- For what it's worth, I would have preferred seeing Auburn get a second crack at Clemson than watch either Alabama or Ohio state get smoked. But I understand why the committee felt they couldn't justify selecting a 3-loss team that got smoked in the SEC championship.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
A few predictions: