With the losses to both Kansas State and Oregon yesterday, Pandora’s Box has once again been opened. Early projections from ESPN have Notre Dame as the number one team in the country, followed by Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and K State.
Scenarios can place any of these teams in the hunt for the crystal football. One interesting possibility is a another all SEC matchup. If USC can upset The Fighting Irish, then the winner of Bama vs Georgia in the SEC championship would assume the top spot. The other team would likely fall out of contention.
If Florida can manage a win over Florida State, that would give them a win over a top ten team and a good chance of sitting at home and watching the SEC title game, while their national championship hopes are very much alive. If it sounds familiar, it should. The same thing happened last year with Alabama finding their way into the BCS Championship Game.
As Yogi Berra would say, “It’s deja vu all over again.” A lot has to happen for this to play out, but it is a very real possibility. Imagine the outrage from fans nationwide to once again watch two teams from the best conference in football play it out again. Imagine people wishing it were 2014 already, when a four team playoff will decide the Kings of college football.
Big XII fans will be calling for K State to be there, just as Oklahoma State backers did a year ago. Notre Dame and Oregon fans would also be going crazy, claiming they are the deserving team.
Let me be clear, none of the real chaos has happened yet. It may not happen at all, but if it does, the teams on the outside should only blame themselves. If you take care of business on the field, there is no controversy. Outscore the opponents and you will control your own destiny.
Buckle up kids, the next two weeks are going to be fun.