The College football season is officially underway, and though some teams still have yet to play their season-opening contests, we have a pretty good feel for who are contenders and who are pretenders.
All signs indicate that this year’s College Football Playoff will feature some familiar faces While this may disappoint some fans, most won’t argue that Alabama, Georgia and a few others are worthy of regularly being in that conversation.
ESPN’s college football analyst Paul Finebaum recently broke down the four teams he predicts will make the College Football Playoff.
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Though Clemson’s season won’t begin until the Tigers take on Georgia tech a full 48 hours after the first Saturday of college football season, Finebaum believes they won’t face too many obstacles over the course of the regular season.
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Buckeyes fans are as excited as they can possibly be. This team has a high-powered offense and not much competition in the Big Ten. Finebaum has them in at No. 3.
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Finebaum states that there is likely an argument to be made that Georgia deserves to be No. 1 after taking down No. 11 Oregon with such ease. He follows that up by saying it carries no weight as the Pac-12 is fraudulent. Quite a claim from the ESPN analyst. Nonetheless, he has the Bulldogs in at No. 2.
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Whether you love or hate the Tide, you cannot deny that this team is one of the best in the nation. Week 1 went swimmingly for Alabama, but there will be some challenges ahead. Unless something drastic happens, this team will likely stay at No. 1 for as long as it wants.
Teams that missed the cut