Wild projection has Alabama missing CFP, facing an unlikely opponent in Sugar Bowl

Alabama is a third of the way through the 2022 college football season and sits at No. 2 in the nation with a perfect 4-0 record. Though there are a couple of months before attention shifts to the College Football Playoff, it’s never too early to look ahead.

It’s noteworthy that the Crimson Tide only missed the College Football Playoff once, which was in 2019 during LSU’s historical run.

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Johnson shared a full projection for bowl season, including the College Football Playoff.

The four teams competing for a national championship in Johnson’s prediction are Georgia, Ohio State, USC and Oklahoma State.

Alabama misses the cut. Not only that but the Crimson Tide’s expected to face off against the currently-unranked Kansas Jayhawks in the Sugar Bowl.

The month of October will be a tough one for Alabama, as the team will have to go up against Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Mississippi State.

Though it seems unlikely, there’s plenty of time left in the 2022 season for teams to rise and fall.

Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Alabama football as the Crimson Tide looks ahead to facing the Razorbacks.


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