If you’re one of those folks who has a vested interest in seeing the SEC get two teams into this year’s CFP, yesterday brought you some good news and some not-so-good news. The good news is that Texas’ upset of Oklahoma put the Big 12’s chances on life support. With the Pac-12’s shot already being measured for a casket, that likely puts two P5 conferences on the outside looking in.
An undefeated Notre Dame team is in.
Would you like her to spell out the consequences?
Assume No. 1 Alabama wins the SEC, No. 3 Ohio State wins the Big Ten and No. 4 Clemson wins the ACC. There could be a debate whether a one-loss Georgia team, whose only loss would be to Alabama in the conference championship, is simply better than undefeated Notre Dame. Or the committee could consider Georgia and Notre Dame at the expense of Clemson.
I have a feeling I know which way the committee goes.