The last weekend of the NCAA college football regular season was played. After three months of activity in the university grids, we arrived at the end of the conference week and with the forgiveness of UCF, just six of the 129 teams in Division with options to win the fifth title of the College Football Playoff.
Who are they and what do they need to be one of the four chosen for the semifinals? We review your options.
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0)
What do they need to get to the semifinals? Beating Georgia in the SEC finals, but still losing a close game in Atlanta could be in the top four, as they were # 1 since the preseason rankings and they are still there.
2 Clemson Tigers (12-0)
What do they need to get to the semifinals? They have the ACC final against Pittsburgh, which they should win. In case of losing, it is most likely that they are left out.
3 Notre Dame (12-0)
What do they need to get to the semifinals? Being a team without a conference, they have already completed their itinerary and only Alabama and Clemson have not lost, so the Irish are inside.
5 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1)
What do they need to get to the semifinals? Winning Alabama, since as in 2017, would be the champion of the most prestigious conference, the SEC, and would have just one defeat.
6 Oklahoma Sooners (11-1)
What do they need to get to the semifinals? The Sooners are one of two teams that do not control their destiny, although they are in a better position than Ohio State, which would be confirmed on Tuesday when the list of the College Football Playoff Committee comes out.
Why are they in a better position than the Buckeyes? Because his loss is less bad, being just a field goal against Texas in a neutral stadium, while ‘Bucky’ fell for a beating against Purdue. The best thing for the Sooners is that they can avenge that defeat at the Red River Showdown on Saturday at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
There is a scenario that could not help them, which would be if Alabama narrowly lost to Georgia. There they are probably behind the Tide, so they’re fans of Alabama over the weekend.