Alabama Stays Put in College Football Playoff Ranking
Another week passes and the Alabama Crimson Tide remains at No.8 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
This is not a surprise to most people but the path into the Top Four has become more clear. The only big change with the rankings compared to last is that The Ohio State Buckeyes dropped all the way to No.6 after losing to Michigan in "The Game".
Even though Ohio State is No.6 and ahead of Alabama, the Buckeyes are most likely eliminated. This year to make the playoffs, a team must have a conference championship and Ohio State will not be able to win one. Losing to Michigan in "The Game" basically sealed Ohio State's fate of being a New Year's Six team.
The committee though actually helped Alabama. For starters, the Ole Miss and LSU win look a little better because the two teams moved higher into the Top 15 (Ole Miss at 11 and LSU at 13). The big win for Alabama however is where the CFP put the SEC East Champion. Georgia being the No. 1 team helps Alabama in a massive way because if Alabama pulls off the upset, then the Crimson Tide would have the best win in all of College Football.
Snapping the Bulldog's 29-game winning streak would be huge but it's not the only thing that needs to happen. Alabama does not control its own destiny even if the team beats the Bulldogs.
The most simple way Alabama would be in the playoff is if the team wins the SEC and Florida State loses to Louisville in the ACC Championship. If this were to happen then your Top 4 would most likely be Michigan, the winner of the Pac-12, Texas, and Alabama.
All Alabama can do is Do Their Job and take down the No.1 team in the nation and hope Louisville upsets the Seminoles in Charlotte, NC.
Alabama vs. Middle Tennessee State
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Pickens Co. vs Wadley
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