Much will occur in CFB before late November, though for Alabama football, winning a Iron Bowl appears a requirement for creation a CFB Playoff.
Though several months away, fans are already wondering what it will take to make a 2018 Playoff field. Alabama football is in a opposite conditions than final season, with a schedule, during slightest on paper, not as Playoff-enhancing.
Alabama football fans penchant meaningful a outcome of a 2017 Iron Bowl meant zero to a inhabitant championship quest. We should not count on that function in 2018. A one-loss Crimson Tide, not personification in a 2018 SEC championship game, competence not make a final four.
There are dual reasons because 2018 competence be opposite from 2017. Most Playoff experts trust a cabinet gave a Tide credit for a peculiarity win opposite FSU. FSU tanking after a Francois injury did not damage the Playoff chances for Alabama football. The Tide got credit for wins opposite No. 3 (FSU), No. 19 (LSU) and No. 18 ( Mississippi State) before a detriment to No. 6 ranked Auburn.
Louisville will not be ranked on Sep 1st and there is small unrestrained for LSU being a ranked group in 2018. Mississippi State, somewhere in a bottom 10 of a tip 25, competence be a Tide’s usually ranked win streamer into a Iron Bowl.
A win over a tip 10 ranked Auburn group and being undefeated going into a SEC Championship diversion competence be adequate to make a Playoff field. If a Tide mislaid a 2018 SEC Championship diversion opposite a tip 10 team, it could still make a Playoff field. Make note of could, rather than would in a prior sentence.
Pick a Four Best Teams
Last season, a committee stayed loyal to a purpose, picking who it suspicion were a 4 best teams. It took a lot of feverishness for not giving some-more credit to a contention championship. How expected is a cabinet to say a same solve in 2018? Not as likely, if a outcome again denies a Playoff berth to dual Power Five contention champions?
After removing into each CFB Playoff field, Alabama football fans are generally assured in a committee. But, remove to Auburn in a Iron Bowl and a Crimson Tide competence not have a physique of work required to infer it is one of a 4 best teams.
The misfortune box unfolding would be for both LSU and Mississippi State to stutter and not be ranked in November. In that case, a Tide competence need to kick Auburn and win a SEC Championship diversion to make a final four.
Of course, this contention is premature. No one can predict what a 2018 season will bring. It is approach too early for undue worry.
If a scenarios discussed above merit notice, supplement a fold to them. Many Alabama football fans will be rooting for Washington to kick Auburn in week one. But an Aubie win could assistance a Tide during a finish of a season. Despite that, supplement us to a carol of Go Huskies!