I really think the only argument to be made here is Alabama or Ohio State. Ohio State is coming in red hot – winners of 4 in a row and Big10 Champions. With some big wins against Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin. For all you out there saying “those are the 3 big wins?” – they are far better than any win that Alabama has this season.
The Crimson Tide took the coward way into the playoffs this year with a cupcake schedule, especially down the stretch. Bama played only 3 ranked teams all season – LSU at home, @ Mississippi State and @ Auburn. With a 2-1 record against ranked teams and not being in the SEC Championship – I am very surprised to see Alabama in the 4 spot.
There is no doubt that on paper and with the naked eye Alabama seems like the much better team. There is no doubt that the 55-24 loss at Iowa is why the Buckeyes are not in the Playoffs – and you know what – I am okay with that.
Alabama vs. Clemson 3.0 is a huge draw and will be another great game. Georgia and Oklahoma will be a great one as well.
I am excited to get things started!