Which perennial power will miss the Playoff this season? Paul Finebaum weighs in
There have been a handful of perennial powers to make the College Football Playoff in recent years, namely Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
What they have in common this year is that they will break in new quarterbacks. But Clemson also opens against Georgia in one of the toughest non-conference matchups of the season. However, Clemson also has the longest streak of Playoff appearances in the country at six seasons. Now Dabo Swinney transitions to D.J. Uiagalelei from Trevor Lawrence.
On ESPN’s “Get Up” this morning, college football analyst Paul Finebaum shared his thoughts on which of the group of perennial powers will be most likely of that group to fall out this season. He cited Georgia as a main factor.
“I would take Clemson out for this reason, Greeny. They meet the team that I think can get in in the first game of the season,” Finebaum said, per 247Sports. “You have Georgia and Clemson in Charlotte, and if Georgia wins this game, and right now I think they’re going to, they vault to number one in the country perhaps. And yes, they still have to deal with Alabama later in the year in the SEC Championship game, but that would probably be about it. I think they’ll get by Florida and everybody else on their schedule. So, we could see a changing of the guard by the end of the first weekend of the regular season.”