Does it matter who makes college football playoff?
Alabama is on the verge of something unthinkable. In the modern era, Nick Saban has the opportunity with three more victories to secure an undefeated season, and his fifth national title in the past eight years. The 2016 Tide have not been dominant, but they have been great when needed. No matter if it’s Florida today, or the cluster of teams vying to be included in the playoff, who can stop this team?
Nick Saban doesn’t believe in losing games
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The Huskies were impressive in their 41-10 victory over Colorado, however they have never played a front seven like Alabama. Should the Huskies play the Tide in the semifinal, their chances to pull off the upset in Atlanta will be slim.
Could DeShaun Watson could do his best Vince Young impression, and put his team on his back on the way to an epic upset? Anything is possible, but not likely. This isn’t the same Tigers team who made Bama fans nervous in the national title game last season. Mike Williams is a first round NFL wideout, and if he can create space on his routes, Watson could test a secondary who has not been in a shootout this year.
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The Wolverines have an outside shot to get into the playoff, however a possible Nick Saban/Jim Harbaugh semifinal would be must-see TV. The Wolverines run defense would give Lane Kiffin fits, and their defensive line is the second best in the country. Michigan would keep the game close, however we still see Bama pulling it out late.
1. Ohio State
If you give Urban Meyer three weeks to prepare for anyone, and he will win nine times out of ten. The Buckeyes are sitting at #2 right now, and while it’s unlikely they will drop to #4 in the final poll, it could happen. J.T Barrett has struggled at times over the past month, and should the game come down to a field goal, Buckeyes kicker Tyler Durbin is shaky at best. On a neutral field, Meyer’s defense could give freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts all kinds of problems.