Could two leagues get two teams into the College Football Playoff this year?
Could two leagues get two teams into the College Football Playoff this year? Paul Finebaum believes so, at least for the time being.
Following the conclusion of the previous week’s games, Finebaum updates his top four teams every Sunday. He only had two conferences represented in his top four this morning.
Finebaum ranked Alabama and Georgia first and second in the SEC, respectively. He had Iowa and Penn State, both Big Ten teams, behind them.
Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, and Penn State are all undefeated and coming off big wins this weekend: Alabama routed Ole Miss, Georgia shut out Arkansas, and Penn State blanked Indiana.
Finebaum has the 4-0 Bearcats on the verge of qualifying for the Group of Five playoffs this season.
“It’s the team that everyone will be talking about this week. That’s Cincinnati,” he said, via Saturday Tradition. “They’ve been fantastic. Indiana a couple weeks ago; They went to Notre Dame. And if you’re an old-time football fan, this looks really great. They were up 17-0 at halftime. They shut down the Irish. But that was yesterday.”
Maybe next week, Cincinnati will break into Finebaum’s top four. After all, the ESPN radio host will have to alter his playoff lineup at least once. Because Penn State and Iowa will meet in Iowa City on Saturday, only one team will be able to finish the season undefeated. Nokia News