Jan 24, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer (right) with College Football Playoff championship trophy during the national championship celebration at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
There’s No Question About No.1
The No. 1 seed goes to Ohio State, although we’re going to see what the Buckeyes are made of with Michigan State, and a much improved Michigan squad laying in wait. Sure, some of this is the homer in me, but on the flip side, the Buckeyes still have all that talent from last year’s squad, and no school’s really stepped up to establish itself as the true No. 1. So, Ohio State by default.
The second team would have to be Baylor. They haven’t played anybody, but the same could be said about Ohio State. The Big 12 got left out this year, but Baylor’s capable of scoring 70 in a game (albeit was to Rice). Let’s see how they do against the big boys of college football.
My third spot would go to LSU. Granted the SEC is down this season. RB Leonard Fournette is the most exciting player in college football. I love watching superstars, and Fournette would bring even more buzz to already popular playoff.
Utah is deserving of the fourth spot. They beat a Michigan squad that it turns out, is pretty darn good. They also spanked Oregon and beat everyone’s favorite NFL Draft prospect, Jared Goff, the following week—forcing him to throw five interceptions.
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