Between now and tomorrow’s unveiling of the College Football Playoff field, we should have plenty of debate over the No. 1 seed. Will LSU’s blowout win over Georgia be enough to take the top spot away from Ohio State, which has won every game to the point by multiple scores, and an average margin of victory of 38?
We have to see what happens in the Big Ten Championship first, of course. Wisconsin jumped out to an early lead in Indianapolis, with a big run by Jonathan Taylor.
The Buckeyes are understandably a big favorite after blowing out the Badgers earlier in the year. LSU has already sent its message to the College Football Playoff committee though.
LSU already had what most would consider a stronger overall resume than Ohio State, with giant wins over teams like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and Georgia. Those first three were relatively close games, but the Tigers absolutely clobbered Georgia on both sides of the ball today.
That’s important for the Tigers, after games like Vanderbilt and Ole Miss, where they won handily but gave up a lot of points to sub-par SEC teams.
After today’s game, the message from LSU was that this is a complete, well-rounded team, and it deserves the No. 1 seed.
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— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) December 8, 2019
Even if Ohio State takes over in the Big Ten game going on right now, if it stays close, there’s a chance that LSU could retake the No. 1 seed. Playoff committee chair Rob Mullens acknowledged as much entering today, saying there has been “vigorous debate” about the two programs.
We don’t have to wait too long to find out. The final rankings will be unveiled at noon tomorrow on ESPN.