Paul Finebaum paints bleak picture of Big 12's College Football Playoff hopes
The first few weeks of the Big 12 season haven’t gone quite according to plan.
In the opening weekend for the league, Iowa State was upset by Louisiana. This weekend, Kansas State knocked off No. 3 Oklahoma, and No. 8 Texas was nearly upset by Texas Tech, but a late rally resulted in a Longhorns’ victory.
After a few weeks, Paul Finebaum says the Big 12 might be in big trouble in the College Football Playoff race. He says if it wasn’t for Texas’ late rally, the conference’s national title hopes would be gone.
“Here’s the amazing thing. I mean, if Texas hadn’t come back, I mean, the Big 12 was done before October,” Finebaum said on WJOX’s The RoundTable. “And I still don’t think they’re in very good shape at all. I mean, it’s just absurd to think that Oklahoma is coming back with a loss. They’re not.”
Currently, only three teams in the Big 12 are ranked — No. 9 Texas, No. 17 Oklahoma State and No. 18 Oklahoma.
This is going to be a weird year, and the conference isn’t completely ruled out of the Playoff just yet. There could be plenty of upsets in other leagues in a year that’s sure to see more strange football.
Early on, though, it doesn’t look good for the Big 12.