Let the madness ensue. Tomorrow Condaleeza Rice and other randoms tell us who the top four teams in college football are.
Let’s start with who should be in without question.
1. Alabama: No need for an explanation.
2. Clemson: They repeated as ACC champs and lost on a last second FG to Pitt because of questionable play calling.
3. & 4.
I just heard Kirk Herbstreet make the case that Penn State should jump over Washington for the 4th spot. As a Michigan fan, I will say that makes absolutely no sense. Michigan destroyed Penn State and Penn State squeaked by Ohio State on a lucky blocked FG. Washington deserves to remain in the playoffs.
This leaves one spot. And if we are going on which team is the best out of Penn State, Ohio State, and Michigan, I can say with a straight face that Michigan should be in. They do not deserve to be in as Ohio State beat them but under the current playoff system they have the strongest case. I make the same argument for Michigan being in as I did for Washington. Michigan killed Penn State and OSU lost to them. Michigan could’ve, should’ve, would’ve beat OSU but they executed poorly, were the victim of questionable refeering, and lost on the road in Columbus, a place they have not won at since 2000. And they lost in double OT by a matter of inches.
In fairness, the rankings should be Alabama, Clemson, Washington, Ohio State. However, under the current system, which ranks the four best teams, Michigan should take the final spot.
Who’s in? Michigan should be.