If you saw the rankings come out, the committee has Ohio State 1, LSU 2, Clemson 3 and Georgia 4. Utah came in at 5 followed by Oklahoma at 6 and then Baylor right behind us at 7. So what does all this mean?
First, without anything else, if Georgia beats LSU this weekend all bets are off. LSU would drop to four, and then Georgia most likely would be 3 with Ohio State at 1 and Clemson at 2. You have to remember that the SEC is ALWAYS going to get a pass. Right, wrong or indifferent, that's how it is. Those people are bat **** crazy about their football down there and have an SEC network along with being contracted to ESPN. It is an absolute DREAM scenario for ESPN and company to have two SEC teams in the playoff. As in most cases, follow the money. So the deal is, if Georgia beats LSU then all bets are off.
Lets say, for a second that LSU beats Georgia. Then our Sooners, Utah and Baylor are all scrapping for that fourth spot. Unfortunately I think it's going to be a beauty pageant this weekend between those three teams. For us, we'll know what the guys have to shoot at since Utah and Oregon square off on Friday night. Best case scenario for us is that Oregon beats Utah, which I believe they have a very good chance of doing. Also, I believe that Oklahoma beats Baylor by at least 17 points. I think it's going to be something along the lines of 42-21 or 38-17. If Oklahoma wins like that they will jump Utah and take that 4th spot. With LSU most likely beating Georgia, I think they're at #1, with us at #4, and we'll see them in the Peach Bowl.
Again, follow the money, and the Sooners have a far better following than Utah. All things equal with a win over #7, I think they jump the Utes. What do you all think?