ESPN reveals likelihood SEC gets 2 teams into College Football Playoff
The latest College Football Playoff rankings are just hours away from being revealed, but plenty of experts and media members are already speculating about the final field of four based on where teams stand after Week 12.
Heading into Week 12, the SEC had three teams in the top five (No. 1 LSU, No. 4 Georgia and No. 5 Alabama). All three teams won, but Alabama’s postseason is now a huge question mark with QB Tua Tagovailoa sidelined for the remainder of the 2019 campaign.
ESPN CFP expert Seth Wader appeared on Tuesday’s “The Paul Finebaum Show” to discuss the Playoff picture heading into Week 13. Wader shared that the SEC has a 64 percent chance of getting two teams into the final four. He went on to say that the number jumps to 70 percent if Georgia beats LSU in the SEC Championship Game. (LSU has not officially clinched the SEC West, but it will with a win over Arkansas on Saturday, so it’s safe to talk about the Tigers playing in Atlanta.)
The Finebaum Show shared a graphic showing that the Big Ten also has a slim chance of getting two teams into the CFP, but the rest of the Power 5 conferences have a less than 0.1 percent chance.
The All State Playoff predictor says it’s still more likely than not we see multiple SEC teams in the CFP pic.twitter.com/tT6by0w0Uf
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 19, 2019