Over at the Sporting News, Bill Bender sends up an early flare:
It’s likely either the Big Ten or SEC will put two teams in the College Football Playoff, and nobody will like the best chance for that to happen with Alabama and Georgia. That’s only going to intensify the call for eight teams even more.
I have little doubt such a scenario would generate that sort of reaction, but what I’m more curious about is whether a concern about that would affect the selection committee’s deliberations if either we had an exact re-run of the 2017 season, with ‘Bama sitting and waiting to find out if it would make the semi-finals field or the two faced off as undefeated in the SECCG, which would mean one would leave with a loss on its record.
I’d like to think not, but who’s to say? It’s one way to deflect Bill Hancock from having to deal with the subject again.