Easiest Way for Each Serious Contender to Get into the CFP

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These are the 10 NCAA football teams that still have a legitimately decent chance to get into this season’s CFP and what the easiest way to get into the CFP is for each of them and where they will likely be seeded if everything goes the way they need it to go.

bama #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0)

  • Beat the Auburn Tigers and win the SEC championship game over the Florida Gators.
  • If this happens, Alabama will likely be seeded #1 overall.

ohiost #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1)

  • Beat the Michigan Wolverines.
  • If this happens, Ohio State will likely be seeded #2 or #3 overall.

mich #3 Michigan Wolverines (10-1)

  • Beat the Ohio State Buckeyes and win the Big Ten championship game over the Wisconsin Badgers.
  • If this happens, Michigan will likely be seeded #2 overall.

clem #4 Clemson Tigers (10-1)

  • Beat the South Carolina Gamecocks and win the ACC championship game over the Virginia Tech Hokies.
  • If this happens, Clemson will likely be seeded either #2 or #3 overall.

wash #5 Washington Huskies (11-1)

  • Win the Pac-12 championship game against either the Colorado Buffaloes or the Southern Carolina Trojans.
  • If this happens, Washington will likely be seeded #4 overall.

wisc #6 Wisconsin Badgers (9-2)

  • Beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers and win the Big Ten championship game over either the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Michigan Wolverines, or the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions.
  • Have either the Clemson Tigers or the Washington Huskies lose at least one of their remaining games.
  • If this happens, Wisconsin will likely be seeded #4 overall.

psu #7 Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (9-2)

  • Beat the Michigan State Spartans and win the Big Ten championship game over the Wisconsin Badgers.
  • Have either the Clemson Tigers or the Washington Huskies lose at least one of their remaining games.
  • If this happens, Pennsylvania State will likely be seeded #4 overall.

okla #8 Oklahoma Sooners (9-2)

  • Beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the unofficial Big XII championship game
  • Have a Wisconsin Badgers vs. Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions Big 10 championship with the Clemson Tigers and the Washington Huskies losing at least one of their remaining games.
  • If this happens, Oklahoma will likely be seeded #4 overall.

colo #9 Colorado Buffaloes (9-2)

  • Beat the Utah Utes and win the Pac-12 championship game over the Washington Huskies
  • Have the Michigan Wolverines become Big Ten champions.
  • Have the Clemson Tigers or the Oklahoma Sooners lose at least one of their remaining games.
  • If this happens, Colorado will likely be seeded #4 overall.

okst #10 Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2)

  • Beat the Oklahoma Sooners in the unofficial Big XII championship game.
  • Have the Michigan Wolverines beat the Ohio State Buckeyes.
  • Have the Southern California Trojans become Pac-12 champions.
  • If this happens, Oklahoma State will likely be seeded #4 overall.

 

-Asher Fair

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