WAYNE ALLY ROOT FINAL TOP COLLEGE TEAMS AND ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR
1. Alabama---They started Number 1, played a soft schedule but beat all by tremendous margins. If the lose to Georgia, could they ever be left out? No way! Maybe they should lose to get Georgia in and the SEC gets another $10,000,000 payday to split up among all teams....just a conspiratorial thought. LOL
2. Clemson---No Championship game should have a team as a 26.5 point favorite. They'd be better off if they copied the Big 12 with the #1 team vs #2 team in the Championship game. Pittsburgh has none to zero chance of an upset. so pencil in Clemson in the Final Four.
3. Notre Dame---At 12-0 they get an A for the course but what about this? No final exam? No Championship meaningful game because you are not in a conference. There's plenty of wrong with that. But you played the system and are deserving as an undefeated team. ( But was USC really your championship test?)
NOW THE REST:
Georgia is ranked number 4. The 4 stands.... "4 one week at this rank"....as Bama comes into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for all the Bama players to start test driving their new cars before April. Georgia is at home and Vegas says it won't be a complete blowout as they have the same chance as the Vegas rain turning into snow.
Oklahoma---This is a rematch of the top two teams in the Big 12 with Texas. This is a decent playoff game and great format that many conferences would benefit if they followed. The Sooners are a 7.5 favorite over the upcoming Longhorns. Is this a rematch of first outcome or revenge? Will be interesting.
Ohio St---Do we really want to see the Buckeyes in the Championship Game representing their Coach Meyer? Many do so we'll leave it to the field of play and after what they did to Michigan, it will certainly have the Championship committee challenged. Northwestern, please help the overachieving academia and pull this one out for the underdog section cheering for you.
UCF---They are unbeaten for 22 games and some say they might have to be 34-0 to be considered next year. They lost their QB and now face a very difficult and talented team with Memphis this weekend as a 3.5 favorite. Don't plan on anything other than a January 1st game with someone like LSU