Paul Finebaum, Heather Dinich address possibility of multiple B1G or SEC teams in Playoff field
Paul Finebaum and Heather Dinich addressed the latest College Football Playoff Rankings Wednesday morning. One of the major topics is which conference has a better shot to land multiple teams in the final Playoff field.
Ohio State and Michigan out of the B1G remain locked into the top 4, but those two are on a collision course in Rivalry Weekend. Out of the SEC, Georgia leads the field at No. 1 overall while Tennessee (No. 5), LSU (No. 6) and Alabama (No. 8) remain lurking in the top 10.
As for which conference has a better shot at two teams, Dinich is going with the SEC. She also thinks it would take a lot of “chaos” for the B1G to get two in:
“Definitely the SEC because you have Tennessee sitting there on the bubble, they have a great chance to get in this thing even without winning their division,” explained Dinich. “But you’ve also got LSU and Georgia in the mix.
“In the B1G, Michigan’s strength of schedule is literally the worst of any of the top contenders, I want to say its 86th, and that has been an issue in the committee room. Ohio State has a slight edge over Michigan… the difference is they played Notre Dame… The B1G would need ultimate chaos to happen.”
As for Finebaum, he’s also going with the SEC’s shot to get multiple teams in mainly because of the multiple combinations that could lead to 2 SEC teams:
“I think it’s pretty good if a couple things happen (for the SEC) because they have so many combinations,” Finebaum said. “They have the LSU combination, beating Georgia. Georgia would be automatic undefeated and with the resume. Tennessee has a case as well with a 27-point win at LSU and of course the win over Alabama.”
We’ll see how these rankings hold up down the road.