Alabama’s been the only SEC school in the College Football Playoff since the system debuted in 2014. As of right now, another SEC team will finally have a different representative … alongside Alabama.
Everyone has been asking about the chances of the SEC sending two teams to the four-team playoff this season. According to a panel of FOX Sports analysts, it’s poised to happen as things stand entering Week 8 of 2017.
On Thursday afternoon, FOX tweeted this video out, revealing that Robert Smith, Dave Wannstedt, Matt Leinart and Joel Klatt unanimously have the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs making it in.
Tide Dominance pic.twitter.com/BGlUfWL3xF
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 19, 2017
Alabama is currently ranked as the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 Poll, while Georgia is No. 3. If the schools remain unbeaten entering a potential SEC Championship Game in December, a resulting loss wouldn’t look so bad for either team (unless one of them has a terrible performance in that defeat).
In the three years during the CFP era, no conference has had multiple teams make the field of four. The SEC, ACC and Big Ten have produced at least one CFP team each season, while the Pac-12 has done so in two of three seasons. The Big 12 has only had one, which was Oklahoma in 2015.
All four analysts have the Tide winning it all.