The Horned Frogs happen to be rated No. 12 in each one of the past two days. Just how much ground will the committee keep these things cover to get involved with the very best four having a make an impression on Oklahoma? And also you thought TCU’s falling from No. 3 to No. 6 in 2014 was shocking.
Here’s a glance at three scenarios that may engage in on championship weekend:
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The very best comparison for Ohio State’s résumé could be Penn State’s in 2016. The committee is wrestling with Ohio State’s 55-24 loss to Iowa, just like it did with Penn State’s 49-10 loss to Michigan last season. Remember, the 2-loss Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin that year to win the large Ten championship also it wasn’t enough. It is a different year, with various résumés, however the losses and large Ten title could be comparable.
The fates of Alabama and Ohio Condition present probably the most interesting scenarios entering championship weekend, using the possibility to cause the most challenging decisions for that 13-member selection committee. The champions from the ACC and SEC are likely locks, and when Wisconsin and Oklahoma win the large Ten and large 12 title games, correspondingly, there will not considerably drama on Selection Day on 12 ,. 3. When they don’t both win, though, then your debate will use teams like the Tide, the Buckeyes and possibly other contenders.
The committee may also think about a two-loss Clemson that loses a detailed game to Miami, only since the Tigers have seven wins against teams with winning records, including five opponents with a minimum of eight wins. Would the committee really favor a 2-loss runner-up, though, more than a team like TCU which had just upended a high-four team in Oklahoma? Or perhaps one-loss Alabama? USC could be another title contender, however the only rated win it might have is Stanford. It’s worth watching tonight to determine how high USC and Stanford are rated for any better concept of how seriously — or otherwise — to accept Pac-12.
A 1-loss Wisconsin could be simple for the committee to get rid of because (a) it might lose the mind-to-mind towards the Buckeyes, and (b) its best win is against Northwestern. It’s highly unlikely the committee would select a one-loss Wisconsin more than a one-loss Alabama, neither which won their league title. Therefore if Wisconsin and USC are eliminated in the debate, we are to the TCU-Ohio Condition-Alabama discussion, which boils back lower to — you suspected it — Ohio Condition and Alabama. If perhaps there have been a means they might settle it in the game …
The controversy would boil lower to Alabama and Ohio Condition. The very best argument for that Tide is they were rated No. 1 or No. 2 through the committee with the first four rankings regardless of a strength of schedule rated No. 47. The Tide pass the attention test and also have the metrics to demonstrate it: Those are the only FBS team to position within the top 5 in offensive and defensive efficiency.
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