The College Football Playoff rankings were released last night and while there will be discussion on why team ‘A’ is here and team ‘B’ is there, I wanted to go ahead and give my prediction on the final four heading into rivalry weekend.
Give me Georgia beating LSU to secure the number one spot.
I do think the Buckeyes sneak past the Wolverines to lock up the number two seed.
Now, here is where I see a little chaos.
I think Kansas State will beat Kansas this weekend. They will then go on to beat TCU in the Big-12 championship game, knocking the Horned Frogs out of the playoff.
I see USC dispatching Notre Dame, then doing the same to either Oregon or Washington in the Pac 12 championship game. It won’t be an easy task, but I think they will find a way to do it — so go ahead and give me the Trojans at number three.
That leaves one spot. And even though DJU has regressed closer to his old form rather than his new form, I do think Clemson wins their next two to lock up the fourth seed.
That would give four diff power 5 conferences representation in the playoff with only the Big-12 being left out of the dance.
Georgia vs Clemson should be a nice rematch of last year’s opening week and USC vs Ohio State would have more scoring than Jake Gyllenhaall at a sorority party.
A lot can happen, and predictions are fragile.
But the way I was brought up, scared money don’t make money.
Jake Crain is co-host of “Crain & Company.” the Daily Wire’s sports show hosted by former athletes and coaches Jake Crain, Blain Crain, and David Cone. @JakeCrain_
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