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Thank you for joining me right here on SportsCastr Live Big Night in college Football last night, the first college football playoff rankings released.
And I think this is kind of expected the four teams that are in the playoffs right now if this season were to end today, Top four being Ohio State L s U Alabama, Penn State and then the 1st 2 out Clemson at five.
Now these air the I expected Clemson to be in it, for I didn't expect them to put Penn State over Clemson s.
That was a big shock to me.
But this does say a few things that the committee looks for and what we could expect going forward, the teams that we should expect to get in when the season is done. One.
As as they like Penn State's resume better than Clemson's Penn State with wins over Iowa and Michigan, um, to tougher games, one being on the road against good Iowa team.
Um, Clemson almost lost.
North Carolina had background, not decided to go for two.
Maybe they do lose to North Carolina, so they kind of escaped with one there.
Ah, what kind of battle year? Trevor Laurence has turned the ball over a lot more than people expected.
They really relied on Travis CT and a lot.
The running back, um, defensively, they've been stout, but Trevor Lords have been making a lot of mistakes, and offensively, they just haven't looked the way they did last year.
And I think that's something that the committee kind of takes into consideration when we talk about the eye test.
Um, it also says that when we look at teams like Georgia, Georgia might have a case if they hadn't already had that one must be looking the teams they beat already. They beat Notre Dame.
It was number seven at the time to beat Florida, whose number six at the time, but that lost at home to South Carolina.
That's gonna be their big blemish.
Um, now all four teams in the top four play each other in the coming weeks.
L s u Alabama play this week.
Penn State, Ohio State Play in two.
Um, So what happens here is one.
Well, BJ flagstone with that team has been very just incredible.
There ain't no for the first time in a 1,000,000 years.
Eso Minnesota is a real team, and I got too fast. Wideouts.
You were gonna be, um, probably top three round draft picks.
Um, and this coming, Dr.
They got what I talked about him earlier in the season.
I can't remember his name of the Dove, Maya, but Minnesota's got good receivers.
They got a good offense, and that's not to give me for Penn State.
So if we look at the remaining schedule for each team, Ohio State has Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State and then closes at Michigan of that annual game against the Wolverines.
L s U plays Alabama this week and they go old.
Miss Alabama gets L S U, Mississippi State, Western Carolina and then I and then Penn State has Minnesota this week.
Indiana, Ohio State at Ohio State.
The seconds last week, the season.
Then they closed out with Senior Day at Rutgers at home against Rutgers.
So those of the four top top four teams remaining schedule.
Now what? This says one.
I think Alice he was gonna win this week.
So it's like Penn State beats Minnesota.
Del moves up to three.
And that kind of leaves a dilemma for what we do with Clemson and Alabama, because one we know the committee wants to have, at least they want both of those teams.
And, well, they want to see Alabama.
They want to see Clemson.
Um, and in a perfect world, I'm sure they would have clubs in Alabama go undefeated.
So they have an excuse to put them at one and to hope that they win the opening playoff games and then play them again in the national championship to see the grudge match there.
Um, I think that's what they will want. A perfect world.
But if Penn State does beat Minnesota and Alice, you does beat Alabama, that's gonna leave a conundrum to what to do with Clemson and Alabama.
Because do you move Clemson into that four spot if they beat North Carolina State, or if it's a close game? What say to a doesn't play? I don't think they've decided whether or not to is gonna play this week, Um, but let's say they don't play with two and has a three point win for L S U and the three points comes on a last second field goal to win.
Do you move Alabama out of the top four, then? Or do you keep them in that four spot and have Clemson stay idle and still on the outside, looking in either way for the committee? That's not a problem, because you look at the rest of Clemson schedule after the North Carolina State that play Wake Force in South Carolina to extremely winnable games, Penn State and Ohio State still play each other.
So regardless, and I'm sure the wide margin of people expect Ohio State's win win that game at home.
And that gives the committee the perfect excuse to move Alabama up one and then move Clemson right into that four spot.
So and a perfect they're still gonna be able to get Alabama and Clemson in most likely, though, the order B, L s U, Ohio State, Alabama and Clemson.
Because if two doesn't play and l s u only wins by a field goal or so that's gonna matter.
Now let's say that even if two doesn't play an L S u wins by 30 I think that is where we would see Alabama fall out of the top four, and then Clemson would take that spot.
But if two doesn't play and they only lose by a field goal or it's a close game all around, the signal is between three and seven.
If it's a one possession laws without to, uh, I think they still find a way to keep them in the top four.
If two it does play and they lose by a field goal, they could still make the case like a through was on a bad ankle.
And I still almost won against arguably the best team in the country, so that might still be a way to keep them in the top four.
I think as long as Alabama keeps a competitive and doesn't get blown out, they're gonna try to find a way to keep them in the top four.
Because if Penn State pulls off the win against Ohio State, I don't think that you can really move Ohio State quite out the tough work and if they went out up until Penn State and Alabama loses toe L s U, but then they only be Mississippi State and Western Carolina.
You can't tell me that Alabama deserves to be in more than Ohio State.
Based on that resume, especially, was a close game against Penn State.
If they got blown out by Penn State, that's a different story, but I don't think anybody expects that to happen because of our great Justin Field has been how great Chase Young has been for on the defense.
I don't think anybody expects them to get blown out at home.
So I think what the committee really wants right now is to see Penn State and a few weeks lose to Ohio State.
They want to see Ohio State went out just because they want to have that Big 10 team in there.
But they want Alabama and Clemson in this playoff, and I think that they're gonna try to sneak in to SEC teams.
I think L s u Alabama.
We'll both get in.
Ohio State's gonna be the Big 10 team, and I think Clemson's gonna be that fourth team.
He sneaks them because as long as they went out there gonna get in because remember, Ohio State and Penn State both play each other.
S U Alabama play each other this weekend as long as Clemson wins out two of those teams you're gonna lose and I can just right into we talked for now.
What's that mean for Georgia? I don't think Georgia gets in.
Regardless, Unless we see each team in the top four, lose one.
I don't see that happening up.
We look down the schedule.
Ohio State usually has that one game a year where they just get beat like badly by a team that no one sees coming like last year's Purdue.
Um, your before that it was in Iowa.
So Ohio State usually has that one game a year now.
Michigan game has Michigan, isn't it? Give me by any means.
I still think that Ohio State wins that somewhat convincingly, but it's not a guarantee.
Mueller games Marilyn Rutgers, Um, and then the Penn State Michigan. Back to back.
None of those are gimmes.
I still think that they win both of them.
That is another better than the better team.
But for Georgia to be able to get in, I feel like Ohio State would have to lose L S, U and Bama.
We'd each have to lose, but because let's say to Alabama loses two l s u.
But then l s u loses to Arkansas, Texas A and M.
Where, then do they go with L s u Alabama? Do they then move album in front of L S U? Because by then, people don't forget the loss, But it will be kind of, you know, right.
That's old news two weeks ago, depending on how Alabama rebounds from the loss.
But there's a lot that could happen.
Georgia. We need a lot of help to get it.
And if it weren't for the ones to South Carolina, maybe they being that five spot or even in the top three or four right now.
But they have a game against Auburn in a couple of weeks.
So they beat Auburn.
And let's say that either Alabama loses two games because they also play Auburn down the line.
So if it comes down, it's all gonna come down to the last week of season.
But let's say that Georgia beats Auburn.
Alabama loses toe L s U at Auburn.
First of all, if Alabama has two losses, there's no way they're getting in.
So that might be what Georgia needs Tobin pray for.
If they want to find a way to get it.
Because in that case, I think the order would be L s U Ohio State.
Then Clemson and then Georgia because of Penn State and Georgia each have one loss at the end of the year.
George is gonna be ahead of Penn State one because we know how much, Um, the committee loves the SEC.
They're gonna put a one loss SEC team ahead of one last Big 10 team.
So that's what they need to hope for because Penn State or Ohio State's gonna lose L S U or Alabama's gonna lose.
And Clumps is gonna be able to take one of those spots so they need a hope and pray that and the Iron Bowl.
Auburn comes out and beats Alabama because if that happens, George is gonna swoop right in and be able to take that spot.
I assume that's what would happen.
I can't see them and any cir***stance of both Penn State and Georgia each have one laws.
I don't see them under any cir***stance putting Penn State in over Georgia.
I just don't see it.
I don't see them putting in to Big 10 teams.
I don't see it, especially if they have the opportunity tohave to SEC teams in because they know how it works.
The South is kind of dominant when it comes to college football, and I just cannot see them putting in a one loss Big 10 team over a one loss.
As he's easy, I just don't see it happening ever being honest.
So Alabama, we need to lose two l s, u and Auburn.
By the way, that's not out of the realm of possibility.
Always been good this year.
Bonuses look good this year.
Um, so Auburn isn't a slough Steam the rank 11th in the country according to the college football playoff.
So all American play spoiler, they've got a few opportunities to play spoiler.
Um, either against Alabama and they play Georgia.
So Auburn is a very important team in the mix here.
They're not gonna be one of the teams that gets in their two lost team right now.
Um, but they're going to be a team that definitely plays a vital part in deciding who gets in the final four spots because of Alabama loses toe L s U, which I expect them to lose, too.
And then in the final week of the season, if they get beat by Auburn, Georgia can say, If Georgia wins out, they could say, Look, we beat Auburn.
Penn State's got one loss, and Georgia could make the case that they have a more impressive resume than Penn State.
If they both have one loss because they've beaten Notre Dame A beaten Florida, and they would be able to say that they beat Auburn as well.
So Clemson would be sitting at that three spot after the Alabama lost, and it will come down to Penn State or Georgia to put in that four spot.
And would you compare the resumes? There's no way that they would put Penn State and over Georgia.
So in that case, it's gonna be Georgia getting into that four spot, and we would have L S, U, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia in it.
I don't think that's what the committee wants to happen.
I think they want to see Alabama Clemson part, but for now, But there's a very real possibility that Georgia still finds a way to get in as long as they take care of their business for the rest of the season, and they get a little bit of help from over and I guess a little bit of help from L S U.
But I think Ellis, who's gonna win this game regardless because Joe Burrows been fantastic.
The defense has been playing well, kind of inconsistent in terms of the secondary.
They have allowed a few big place and ah, games with quite a few points.
This year is well, too.
So Alice use defense has been good but inconsistent at times.
Um, but I think that they beat Alabama this week.
I think Joe Burrow and the offense has been better than Alabama's offense, even if to a dust play.
He's dinged up, and I think Ellis uses the better team.
So I mean, if I had to guess right now, I would say the final order would be L S u Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson.
That would be my prediction.
Do I think Alabama's gonna lose to Auburn? I don't think so.
I wouldn't be surprised if it happened per se.
I don't wanna be necessarily surprised like that, a pretty good team, but I just don't see Alabama losing two games because just something that we don't see a lot.
But either way, Penn State's just kind of set up to fail here.
The end of that four spot.
And they go to Minnesota this weekend, which isn't a gimme game, um, to be impressive win for them on the road against another ranked opponent.
Then they got Indiana and then on the road against Ohio State.
And as much as I love Cage, a handler, one of the most dynamic players in the country, their offense has been kind of stagnant at times.
Sean Clifford's been kind of inconsistent at times.
He hasn't really turned the ball over.
A lot is just the Purdue game.
A few weeks ago, they came out really quick, thinking up 21 nothing and then didn't get a first down for a few drives.
A couple of three and outs didn't get a couple, then get points for a while until the fourth quarter, and then they put up a few touchdowns in the fourth, and then the score looked a little bit more inflated than what it really was because in the third quarter they were held stagnant against Purdue So Penn State's offense has been a little bit if he at times as well.
Um, you could say the same thing.
It gets Michigan State.
But that game was an extremely wet conditions.
So when you have severe weather play into it, I feel like you kind of get an asterisk next to that.
But if it comes down to Penn State and Georgia both being one loss teams Georgia and my opinion would have the more impressive resume.
Um, they were both.
They would each of wins against three ranked opponents.
But what does come into play is the loss, because Pence they would have a lost to Ohio State.
Now, let's say Penn State keeps again competitive.
Let's say they lose by five or six in Ohio State.
Look our losses against the best team in the country on the road, and we lost by less than a touchdown.
Georgia has been the same amount of ranked opponents as we have, and their loss was to South Carolina, a team who is a mediocre programme right now, barely gonna get to six wins.
We lost to the best team of the country by five.
They lost, too, a six win team.
But what was it, a touchdown you're about to South Carolina to at home.
They also South Carolina.
So I think that's the argument at Penn State would have in this situation if they were both finish with one loss because passed.
I could say, Look, we've beaten Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, all in our conference.
All ranked teams.
We went on the road to Ohio State. Gave him a hell of a fight.
Lost by five Georgia.
Yeah, they did beat Notre Dame.
Yeah, they did beat Florida.
They did beat Auburn.
All good teams will look at their lost at home to a team that's gonna win six games.
So for Penn State, that could be something that they use to their advantage.
Even in that case, though, they're gonna look both one loss.
They're going to see that Georgia's winds in terms of impressive wins, the team's maybe we're a little bit higher ranked than Penn State because they beat Notre Dame whenever ranks seven beat Florida when they were rank six all burns currently ranked 11.
But if they win this coming with the problem of UPS around 10 or nine depending on what happens.
Um, and the rest of, um, the top 10 how they finished their games.
So although it could be around nine or 10 so they could say we'd be number seven, Number six and number nine.
Let's say that opera moves up and then Penn State has beaten Michigan.
I believe was 17 at the time, are 14.
Iowa was 17 and now Michigan is 17.
Um, so I think that's something that's gonna come into play as well is yes, three ranked opponents.
But let's look at the ranks of those ranked opponents.
And I think George is gonna have that advantage when it comes down to it.
So it'll be fun, though.
But if I did, I guess right now I would say it would go.
Number one L s U number two Ohio State number three Alabama and then number four Clemson for the college football laugh.
So that would be my guess.
All right, so from the college game, I want to just take a quick detour to the NFL because we are just around that midseason point, and I just want to talk real quick about my mid season awards.
Um people been doing that recently, so I figured I'd tell you mind.
So my EVP, as of right now, would be a Christian.
I talked about it a little bit last night on the stream.
Um, he's on pace to shatter LaDainian Tomlinson's almost every one of his stats from his 2006 campaign, where he won M v P and the things he's doing right now is averaging 5.3 yards a carry.
He's got over 1100 scrimmage yards, 13 touchdowns.
He's just been a beast.
He's carrying that team without Christian McCaffrey.
I don't know where the Panthers would be right now, but it wouldn't be in a good place.
So Chris McCaffrey is my M v P.
I would also give him the offense a player of the year to cause of his M v P.
Then he's obviously, you know, the best offensive player.
But just for a little bit of variety, I'll give my office a player of the year to Russell Wilson.
22 touchdowns, one interception.
This is the first time that the Seahawks really relied on their offense and speak.
Arrow's been there, and Russell Wilson's really answered the cop.
So Russell wasn't to be my offensive player, my defense of player.
Now bear with me.
I would give it to me if it's Patrick Mikovits.
Patrick has been an absolute beast this year since coming over to Pittsburgh from Miami.
Four interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, six pass deflected, a pick six and 42 tackles.
So far, he has been a the best acquisition for the Steelers defense and a long time.
He's the best safety they've had since Troy Polamalu retired, and he's showing why they gave up a first round pick together.
He's been absolutely phenomenal.
Other guys who are keeping consideration would be, Ah, Shack Barrett, linebacker for the Buccaneers, leading the NFL, a 10 and 1/2 sacks.
He's playing great as well.
Um, but I would give the mink of its Patrick right now.
I think he's just been all over the place this season and he's done phenomenal and the coach of the year, I think Sean Payton would be my coach of the year.
Um, they lose Drew Brees for five games and weak to Teddy Bridgewater comes and they don't miss a beat.
They go undefeated with Teddy Bridgewater.
They haven't The only game that they have lost so far is the game in which Drew Brees are his hand against the Rams.
So I love what the Saints are doing and coach Sean Payton has been, ah, vital part of that.
So it was in my mid season NFL awards, so I hope you enjoy the college football talk.
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