Paul Finebaum buries Pac-12's Playoff hopes following Week 1 struggles
Things haven’t exactly gone well for the Pac-12 conference over recent history in terms of having a chance for any of its teams to crack into the College Football Playoff.
Utah headed into the season ranked at No. 7 with some hype around what the team could do with star quarterback Cameron Rising, who some have projected to be an early-round draft pick, at the helm. But things didn’t go the way the Utes drew them up in their first week of action as the team fell 29-26 to an unranked Florida team.
USC, another team to watch that is projected to have a chance of making it into the race, was successful in blowing out the Rice Owls, 66-14 on Saturday. But college football analyst Paul Finebaum isn’t giving any team in the Pac-12 a chance.
“It’s over,” he said on ‘Get Up.’ “I know SC is hanging out there and you can argue Utah still has a path. They don’t. Say a prayer for the Pac-12. Once again, first weekend of the season, it’s over.”
It will be interesting to watch how things unfold with Utah facing Southern Utah up next on Saturday and USC going up against conference opponent Stanford on the same day.