Media members predict which 4 teams will qualify for the College Football Playoff
With all regular season and conference title games in the book, all that’s left is to name the field for the College Football Playoff.
That will happen shortly after 12 p.m. ET on Sunday. It’s likely the field will include Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State, with the final spot still being up for grabs.
Texas A&M and Notre Dame are the two most-likely candidates to fill that spot. The Aggies have won seven straight SEC games, while the Fighting Irish have a victory over Clemson on their CV.
Experts are somewhat split on who they believe should be picked, but lean slightly toward Notre Dame. The Irish certainly made things more difficult on themselves by losing 34-10 to Clemson in the ACC title game.
It’s possible seeding will be unpredictable as well. If Alabama is the No. 1 seed, the committee could try to avoid a rematch with Texas A&M in the semifinals, if the Aggies are the team who qualifies for the last spot.
Here’s a summary of expert predictions for this year’s CFP field:
My updated bowl projections: @CFBPlayoff field: 1-Alabama, 2-Clemson, 3-Ohio State, 4-Notre Dame
* Also, b/w 2-to-5 bowls will be canceled today, sources told @Stadium
* There were discussions about BYU & Sun Belt teams playing in multiple bowls!! https://t.co/2pseMJZpcA
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 20, 2020
My @CFBPlayoff Top 4
3) Texas A&M
4) Notre Dame
As I've said for weeks, a team that plays only 6 games should not qualify for a playoff bid.
ESPECIALLY in this season of all seasons.
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) December 20, 2020
My top 6
3 Ohio St
4 Texas AM
5 Notre Dame
— Booger (@ESPNBooger) December 20, 2020
Best guess for #CFP playoff field in the morning: 1. #Bama, 2. #Clemson, 3. #OhioSt, 4. #NotreDame. Are those the best 4 teams? Not necessarily, IMO. But that is how I expect the committee to seed them.
— Jimmy Burch (@Jimmy_Burch) December 20, 2020
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) December 20, 2020
Rod Gilmore weighs in on who should be in. pic.twitter.com/etjHiazrH3
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 20, 2020