College Football Playoff Scenarios from chalk to complete chaos after wild Week 12

Will the ultimate two weeks of the College Football Playoff race be chalk or complete chaos?

There are seven respectable contenders remaining and the eventualities begin with the 4 remaining unbeaten groups in No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 TCU. The Buckeyes and Wolverines play on Saturday, in order that trim that checklist down to at most three after Rivalry Week.

Who is out now? no 5 Tennessee received smashed 63-31 by unranked South Carolina, and No. 13 North Carolina went scoreless within the second half and fell to Georgia Tech 21-17.

MORE: First take a look at Ohio State-Michigan(*12*)

Those beautiful losses will knock the Volunteers and Tar Heels utterly out of playoff competition.

So what number of one-loss groups are nonetheless within the combine? no 7 USC and No. 9 Clemson are the perfect bets now, and No. 6 LSU continues to be hanging round as a two-loss crew with an SEC championship shot.

That leaves 5 probably eventualities that might unfold over the following two weeks.

Here is a take a look at the College Football Playoff eventualities heading into the final two weeks.

College Football Playoff Scenarios

Playoff situation No. 1: Chalk

  • 1. Georgia (13-0) (*12*)
  • 2. Ohio State/Michigan (13-0) (*12*)
  • 3. TCU (13-0) (*12*)
  • 4. USC (12-1) (*12*)

Left out: (*12*)Clemson (12-1), Ohio State/Michigan (11-1)

This is the cleanest situation on the board that features three unbeaten groups. The Trojans turned the fourth Power-5 champion to make the CFP by advantage of season-ending victories towards Notre Dame and the Pac-12 championship. The committee locations extra worth on that convention championship, which leaves the loser of the Ohio State-Michigan sport out of the image. The final time Lincoln Riley confronted Georgia within the playoff resulted in a 54-48 thriller on the Rose Bowl. The Big Ten champion would get TCU.

MORE: When does the 12-team playoff begin?(*12*)

Playoff situation No. 2: TCU or USC loses

  • 1. Georgia (13-0) (*12*)
  • 2. Ohio State/Michigan (13-0) (*12*)
  • 3. TCU (13-0) or USC (12-1) (*12*)
  • 4. Ohio State/Michigan (11-1) or Clemson (12-1) (*12*)

Left out:(*12*) TCU (12-1) vs. USC (11-2)

This goes to open the door for Clemson within the ACC if the Tigers beat South Carolina and North Carolina the following two weeks. Clemson would benefit from a convention championship, and that may immediate an argument with the Ohio State-Michigan loser, particularly if it is a blowout. The Tigers had been enormous beneficiaries of Tennessee’s loss, particularly understanding they get an opportunity to beat the Gamecocks this week. If Ohio State-Michigan is an in depth content material that may be simply sufficient to hold Clemson out of the highest 4. The Buckeyes have a greater probability of successful that argument than the Wolverines thanks to an early season win over Notre Dame.

Playoff situation No. 3: TCU and USC lose

  • 1. Georgia (13-0) (*12*)
  • 2. Ohio State/Michigan (13-0) (*12*)
  • 3. Clemson (12-1) (*12*)
  • 4. Ohio State/Michigan (11-1)(*12*)

Left out: (*12*)TCU (12-1), USC (11-2)

If each the Horned Frogs and Trojans lose that opens up engaging matchups for the networks. Georgia would get the loser of Ohio State-Michigan, which might be a rematch of final yr’s semifinal rout towards the Wolverines. Clemson slides in by advantage of their ACC championship forward of TCU and the Pac-12 champion, they usually get the Big Ten champion. This is not a far-fetched situation after Week 12.

MORE: Tennessee’s loss shakes up CFP(*12*)

Playoff situation No. 4: Hello two-loss LSU

  • 1. Ohio State/Michigan (13-0) (*12*)
  • 2. TCU (13-0) (*12*)
  • 3. Georgia (12-1) (*12*)
  • 4. LSU (11-2) or USC (12-1)(*12*)

Left out: (*12*)Ohio State/Michigan (11-1), Clemson (12-1)

LSU wins the SEC championship and turns into the primary two-loss to make the College Football Playoff. Seriously, would the committee depart the SEC champion out? It hasn’t occurred but within the College Football Playoff period. Brian Kelly’s Tigers, nevertheless, would have victories towards Georgia and No. 8 Alabama, and Tennessee is out of the way in which now. The SEC championship is essentially the most prestigious of the convention championship video games, and that might be sufficient to knock out the loser of the Ohio State-Michigan sport. It additionally might be simply sufficient to leapfrog USC.

Playoff situation No. 5: Chaos

  • 1. Georgia (12-1) (*12*)
  • 2. LSU (11-2) (*12*)
  • 3. Ohio State/Michigan (12-1)(*12*)
  • 4. TCU (12-1) or Ohio State/Michigan (11-1) (*12*)

Left out: (*12*)Clemson (11-2), Tennessee (10-2) and Alabama (10-2), USC (11-2), Oregon (11-2) and Utah (11-2)

Let’s simply paint it. LSU beats Georgia within the SEC championship sport. The winner of the Ohio State-Michigan sport loses the Big Ten championship sport. TCU loses within the Big 12 championship sport, and the Pac-12 champion has two losses. So, which 4 groups would make that mess? This may be the one one the place Alabama works again into the dialog. The solely convention to make it? A two-loss LSU crew. Will they provide you with a 12-team playoff by that Tuesday?

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