Matt Barrie, Paul Finebaum predict next batch of College Football Playoff rankings
The College Football Playoff committee will reconvene on Tuesday to release their 3rd set of rankings for the 2022 season.
It was a weekend of near misses for the B1G: Ohio State barely escaped Maryland, while Michigan trailed Illinois heading into the 4th after losing Blake Corum but eventually won on a Jake Moody field goal with 9 seconds left. That’s on top of TCU keeping its CFP hopes alive on a last-second field goal and Tennessee seeing its Playoff chances ended after surprisingly being routed at South Carolina.
While the top 4 should remain the same, Matt Barrie and Paul Finebaum dug into things in detail, while looking at what a 12-team playoff could mean if it were in place in 2022.
“Ohio State’s schedule has not been good, Michigan’s schedule has not been good, TCU flies by the seat of its pants, Georgia looks susceptible at times…This could be the year that 12 teams could go at it,” Barrie said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Alabama ran the table in a 12-team playoff.”
“Tennessee’s going to be the ones that are kicking themselves,” Finebaum said. “Because had it survived Columbia, South Carolina, and then beaten Vanderbilt this weekend, they were in a really good spot to go without having played Georgia.”