Wednesday, December 24, 2014

College Football Playoff Chaos + Bowl Selections 2014

Of course you couldn't expect the first year of the College Football Playoff to go smoothly, right?

I know I'm late on this post, but I figured I would do a playoff/bowl pick post in one. So, bottom line, the fact that the Big 12 didn't have a championship game was ultimately their demise, and I think Ohio State was rightfully number 4. Do a lot of people disagree with me? Yeah. But I think a lot of people also agree with me as well. Prior to the final rankings coming out, I saw quite a few Facebook statuses stating they think OSU was the correct number 4 choice. Although, these rankings did show that the previous weeks didn't even matter. TCU going from 3 to 5 had literally no true justification, other than the Playoff Committee saying "the last 6 sets of rankings didn't matter, this is the only one that counts."

In any event, we have our final four: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, and Ohio State. Barring some unforeseen craziness, I think the whole college football world is pretty confident the NCG will end up with Alabama playing Oregon. But hey, this is college football. Crazier things have definitely happened.

That being said, my family did our annual bowl picks again (and we even got my brother in the mix!). Normally I would have posted these before any of the bowl games started, but with the new job, this was really the first chance that I got. Right now, Ben, Eric & I are all tied with 6/8 games, my mom has 5/8, and my dad & sister have 4/8 (hey Jo, 50% isn't so bad!). See everyone's picks below.

Not that y'all count on me to post with any regularity at this point, but I'll be in Charlotte from December 29 through January 5 sans computer, so I don't think much will be going up in the way of posts unless I get them done beforehand. But if I don't talk to y'all, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See you in 2015 (hopefully with a Harbaugh in tow), Roll Tide, & GO BLUE.


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