The race for the four sports in the College Football Playoff is starting to take shape.

Jerry Palm of CBS Sports believes that only 12 teams have a path to the final four right now, and he writes that three come from the SEC. He ranked all 12 by likelihood and this is how the trio from the SEC ranked:

  • Alabama (No. 2)
  • Texas A&M (No. 4)
  • Florida (No. 12)

While UF is atop the SEC East, it faces a tough road for making it to Atlanta as a one-loss team to play for the conference’s presumed spot in the playoff, as Palm writes:

The Gators would have to win out against a schedule that includes road games against LSU, Arkansas, Florida State and an SEC Championship Game, likely against Alabama. Good luck with that.

For his full rankings and thoughts on the undefeated SEC West teams, the full article can be viewed here.