Georgia lost a heartbreaker to Alabama in the SEC title game on Saturday night, and as a result, the Bulldogs may have spoiled their chance to qualify for the College Football Playoff this year. Let’s take a look at one of ESPN’s top analysts has right now for the four-team field.
Heather Dinich, whose job is to cover the playoff and the selection committee, took to Twitter with an update to her top four. Her rankings, seen below, are as-of Alabama’s win over Georgia.
The Clemson vs. Pitt game and the Ohio State vs. Northwestern game had not started when she tweeted them out.
As you’ll see, she has Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. She has Georgia out after their loss to the Crimson Tide.
My prediction as of right this second: 1. Bama, 2. Clemson, 3. ND, 4. OU … will update as games play out.
— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) December 2, 2018
Ohio State is also out of her field. The Buckeyes will need an impressive win over Northwestern to stay in the conversation.
The selection committee likely has its toughest job yet on Sunday morning. It’s possible there are six teams – Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Georgia – will valid claims as to why they should get in.
We’ll find out at Noon ET on Sunday.