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ESPN Analyst Lays Out Scenario Where The SEC Gets 3 Teams In The Playoff

Alabama coach Nick Saban raising both of his arms.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs warmups prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The College Football Playoff has only had two teams from one conference once - two years ago when Georgia and Alabama were both selected. One ESPN analyst - Peter Burns of the SEC Network - laid out a scenario where three teams from the SEC could go this year.

Burns believes that there are seven things that need to happen for Georgia, LSU and Alabama all to make it. It's obviously possible, but very, very unlikely.

Oklahoma State would have to upset Oklahoma in Bedlam. The Sooners would then have to turn around and beat Baylor in the Big 12 title game.

Ohio State would have to lose to Michigan, and then lose again in the Big Ten title game to Wisconsin, which (in this scenario) beat Minnesota the week prior.

Georgia would have to beat LSU. Oregon would have to beat Utah.

In that scenario, the champions for the Pac-12, Big 12 and Big Ten would all have two losses. Clemson, assuming it won the ACC, would get in with three one-loss SEC teams.

Burns is right in saying that this would create a meltdown. You'd have an eight-team playoff very soon after something like this happening.

Again, this isn't going to happen. But if it did, the college football world would collectively lose its mind.