Since they’re having voting on the newly-minted (and very creatively named) College Football Playoff logo and because the offseason is a slow time, I figured I would take a stab at deciding how it might actually look:
By looking at it, you’ll notice that I respected the time-honored tradition of allowing at least three SEC schools to vie for a National Championship. Not including that would have raised concerns about the credibility of this post.
I know, I know, what about Urban Meyer? It’s his own fault he left the SEC. The torch gets passed to Muschamp now to lead the Swamp to a national championship, which shouldn’t be hard since he’ll start off in the top five to start the season and likely won’t leave it without two losses. I think that’s fair. Besides, the horse is both representative of the USC Trojans and the Horseshoe stadium. Whatever, it made more sense in my head.
Logically, I quietly added Florida State and USC in there because no one fails upwardly better than these two programs. No matter what, they’re consistently preseason favorites in spite of A) Lane Kiffin being an awful coach and B) Florida State being irrelevant for over a decade yet remaining relevant. These two go hand in hand.
And finally Notre Dame gets in because, much like Lennay Kekua, their accomplishments are typically intangible but get blown up by the media. They deserve a spot simply because they got Jimmy Clausen drafted, honestly.
Apologies in advance for leaving the Terrapins out of it, but this new playoff system won’t be doing them any favors.