ESPN analysts debate which conference has best chance to land multiple teams in College Football Playoff
One of the biggest questions before the start of every season is which teams have the best shot to reach the College Football Playoff. And, which conferences, if any, have an opportunity to land multiple teams in the field.
While change is imminent to the size of the College Football Playoff field, this year’s event will still follow the four-team model. One conference getting multiple teams in is still a tough thing to do, though both the SEC and ACC have done it in the seven-year history of the format.
This week, ESPN college football analysts Heather Dinich and Paul Finebaum were asked which league had the best opportunity to land two teams in the field. Neither believe the B1G is in the conversation, though Dinich and Finebaum did have differing opinions.
“I’m on the Big 12 bandwagon… and it’s because of Iowa State,” Dinich said on Get Up. “They have two Heisman hopefuls on their roster, not one, two.”
Finebaum said he believes it’s the SEC.
“It’s the SEC – and it’s really simple – Georgia plays Clemson in the first game of the year,” Finebaum said. “If they win that game, I think they could even afford to lose to Alabama later on (and still make the Playoff).”
Below is the video from the conversation:
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 30, 2021