Power 5 conference champs with multiple losses? Tim Brando says that should be anticipated during the 'COVID era'
The world of college football has seen mixed results to start the unusual 2020 season.
In the SEC, traditional powers like Alabama, Georgia, and Florida have looked strong, but reigning national champion LSU was upset to start the season. In the ACC, Clemson is once again the toast of the conference and a powerhouse team.
In the Big 12, things have been topsy-turvy all around. Texas, who most definitely is still not back, was upset at home by TCU over the weekend. Meanwhile, Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma lost back-to-back games which is usually unheard of for the Sooners.
There’s no denying that unpredictability is a staple of college football every season. However, in the era of COVID-19, unpredictability has been ramped up even higher. That is why FOX Sports commentator Tim Brando believes we may see multiple conference champions with two or more losses:
“Who’s to say the Power 5’s won’t deliver multiple teams with two losses as champions? During the COVID era, I think that’s what we have to anticipate,” said Brando. “We don’t know how many players will be ready to go if the games will be played on time, and if they are played on time, how many of the players will be healthy? We’ve seen the impact of that through the course of this early season.”
There’s no denying a contender can be upset any given weekend, and the current climate could prove to be more conducive to upsets as we head into November and the later parts of the season. Only time will tell.
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