Each year since the conclusion of the 2014 NCAA College Football season, we’ve come to know and love (and lust) the College Football Playoff format.
With that, we have four teams each year with a chance at winning the National Championship.
Over the four seasons, this has been done, Alabama has won two of them, with Ohio State and Clemson each securing a title with Ohio State winning in the inaugural season.
Ironically, none of them have been the No. 1 seed only 2 and 4 seeds.
MYBOOKIE recently released odds for the teams most likely to make the College Football Playoff.
Here, we will examine those odds and make predictions as to the four teams that will make the playoff.
Unless something drastically happens, Alabama will, without a doubt, make the College Football Playoff. Not only do they still have Nick Saban still manning the ship, but they have an intriguing quarterback prospect that will take over the starting reins this season.
At just 20 years old, Tagovailoa threw 11 touchdowns to just two interceptions on 77 attempts. But most importantly, he led them to another National Championship.
Alabama will be in the playoff.
Clemson is gearing up to not only make the playoffs, but down Alabama in the National Championship.
The Tigers have a pair of quarterbacks in Kelly Bryant and incoming freshman Trevor Lawrence that, no matter what happens, could lead Clemson either way.
But what makes Clemson so daunting is their defensive line consisting of Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant and Dexter Lawrence.
That’s just not fair whatsoever. To answer the question, yes, Clemson will also be in the playoff.
Ohio State +125
The Ohio State Buckeyes will miss players like J.T. Barrett and Billy Price this upcoming season, but that won’t stop them from making the playoff.
Slated to go with Dwayne Haskins at quarterback, who shined in their game against Michigan a year ago. He has some potential flaws like totally running the offense, but with guys like Parris Campbell on his side, he should be OK.
Also, the Buckeyes have Nick Bosa on defense who will cause plenty of issues for opposing offenses.
The Buckeyes have plenty of talent on their roster to make the playoff. However, Clemson and Alabama are in a class of their own.
This one is a bit of a longshot (as the odds demonstrate), but I’ll ride with them as my No. 4.
The Wisconsin Badgers will make the playoff if they rely on Jonathan Taylor and their entire returning offensive line to carry the load.
Over the last three years the Badgers have had a dominant defense, but they need to replace eight starters. A player like Andrew Van Ginkel is an x-factor. He’ll be stepping into a full time role and we’ll see his pass rushing prowess on display.
Quarterback Alex Hornibrook won’t need to do too much, but he’ll help lead an offenses headed by Taylor into a No. 4 seed this season.
2018-2019 College Football Playoffs Prediction:
(1) Alabama vs. (4) Wisconsin
(2) Clemson vs. (3) Ohio State
Clemson wins National Championship
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