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Brady Quinn Explains His Controversial College Football Playoff Pick

A closeup Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn.

Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn against LSU in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 3, 2007. LSU won 41 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/WireImage)

FOX college football analyst Brady Quinn unveiled his latest College Football Playoff projection this week and it upset quite a few fan bases outside of the SEC.

The former Notre Dame quarterback has three SEC teams making it into the College Football Playoff this year (joined by Clemson).

Quinn has Alabama, Georgia and LSU all making it into the final foursome.

The FOX analyst explained his controversial pick today.

“Here’s how: If Alabama goes undefeated, they’re obviously in as the SEC Champion,” Quinn said. “You then have LSU, who has to play Alabama. If that’s their only loss — and coach, you know this — you don’t have to win your conference or your division — you can still get in as a one-loss team. That would be LSU’s only loss. Georgia could potentially lose to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, and that be their only loss. You would potentially have two one-loss teams in the SEC, an undefeated Alabama team that gets in and if you add all these other conference champions have two losses, which is a big ‘if’, I don’t think that’s going to be the case for Ohio State and not going to be the case for Oklahoma if they win. But if that was the scenario, you could potentially make the case for why the SEC could get three teams in, and again, they’re part the top four in the AP poll, so I’m obviously not alone in that opinion of how we’re viewing the SEC at this point.”

It's certainly possible that two SEC teams will make it into the College Football Playoff this year.

Three teams, though, is just a ridiculous notion in almost every scenario. It's not going to happen.