Alabama is the national title favorite heading into the final two weeks of the season, and there's no doubt that the Crimson Tide would be favored over every other team in the country. But Colin Cowherd seems to think that one team matches up better with them than the rest.
Cowherd, doubling down on a take he ran with last week, suggested again Wednesday that Oklahoma is the team that should wind up in the No. 4 slot in the College Football Playoff. His logic? The Sooners can score, and Kyler Murray would present issues for Nick Saban.
Cowherd thinks that Michigan, in the No. 4 slot, would struggle. He said he's seen quarterback Shea Patterson face Alabama before, and it was ugly.
Oklahoma, with Baker Mayfield at the helm, certainly looked like it belonged in the playoff last year.
Oklahoma has a big matchup with West Virginia this week, and if the Sooners win, they'll likely get Texas in the Big 12 title game a week later.
Michigan, meanwhile, has Ohio State on Saturday and then Northwestern in the Big Ten title game, if it wins.
If both teams are 12-1 with conference titles at the end of the year, the committee is going to have a tough decision to make.