LSU doesn’t play Georgia in the regular season.
#4 will be USC or Tennessee. LSU ain’t beating Georgia for the SEC Title.
Big Ten might get rewarded for being a Charmin soft league and get two teams in if TCU, USC and LSU all lose.
If that were to happen, I’d put three SEC teams (UGA, Tennessee, Bama) in the playoff along with the Ohio State/Michigan winner.
If all that happens and the Big Ten West wins the Big Ten title, then I’d have to go with the three SEC teams and Notre Dame as the most worthy quartet.
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I tend to agree with this - USC if they run the table or Tennessee. I don't think LSU can beat Georgia in Atlanta.
I think the Committee would give Ohio State more of a look than Michigan should the Buckeyes lose at home in a close one. If Michigan loses they're relegated to the Rose Bowl, which isn't a bad consolation all things considered.
After this weekend, there are 7 teams for 4 spots.
-Georgia is in, provided their only loss is in the SEC Title Game
-Ohio St-Michigan Winner is in, loser likely out
-TCU in if they win out, likely out with loss
-Tennessee likely in if they win out, only team that I think could hop them is 1-loss Pac 12 Champ USC
-USC should be in if they win out IMO, but they will get smacked by Georgia or Ohio State if they do get in
-LSU can only get in by winning out and then with TCU losing, USC losing and Ohio State/Michigan blowing the doors off the other
Anyone else doesn't really have a path unless there is mass chaos.
Ironically enough, I'd be interested to see where Notre Dame lands if they run the table. Could they sneak back into a NY6 bowl? They'd own the head-to-head win over Clemson and North Carolina, so likely would hop the ACC loser, but likely not the winner. May take a perfect storm for that to happen but it's possible.