Despite the potential for chaos, the college football championship weekend went exactly as everyone expected

No 3 The state of Ohio, which got into the Big Ten championship only because the league voted for the game, fought Northwestern but prevailed 22-10 in a less than impressive way despite the Buckeyes Having only played six games this season, they are likely to be suspended from the college football playoffs, if only because of the potential most people believe is possible in the sport

Clemson, the No. 1 dominated, will likely hit the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl 2 Notre Dame from start to finish of Saturday’s ACC championship game, won the rematch 34-10 earlier this season and cemented a place in the playoffs

For the Fighting Irish, their bowl fate is complicated. Of the teams battling for the final CFP spot, Notre Dame has the most impressive win (Clemson) but that came against a Tigers team that Trevor Lawrence missed The Irish beat also No. 15 North Carolina handy, and it’s hard to imagine that a team of No. 2 all the way out of the playoffs after losing to a top 4 team

But the way Notre Dame lost could be their downfall Saturday’s ACC title game was never particularly close as Clemson led 31-3 after three quarters and rolled out the rest of the way sitting at No 5 however, a Texas A&M who finished 9-1 in the toughest league in college football The Aggies also have a win over No. 7 Florida which has proven that a narrow loss to Alabama on Saturday night is no piece of cake

These two teams are arguably the only ones who have a shot at last in the CFP, although Oklahoma and Cincinnati may have weaker cases

Goodyear Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma vs. CincinnatiChick Fil-A Peach Peel: Georgia vs. Coastal CarolinaPlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. IndianaCapital One Orange Bowl: Florida vs. Notre Dame

After losing two of its first three games, Oklahoma ended the regular season with a seven-game winning streak and secured a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game, The Sooners rose 24/7 over No. 6 Iowa State at halftime and held a late Cyclones rally to win 27-21 and secure the sixth consecutive Big 12 Championship with a win over the sixth-placed Cyclones, Oklahoma will advance to the top 10 and could potentially move up to 6th place but all Hopes of jumping into the playoffs are low to none

Oregon and Cincinnati received as winners of the Pac-12 and as the top-ranked team in the group of five automatic bids for the New Year’s Six Geographically speaking, it makes the most sense to send the ducks to the Fiesta Bowl, and we might see a quasi-rose bowl if the Hoosiers are sent there too

Notre Dame is close to playoff after losing to Clemson, should they be skipped by Texas A&M, the Irish will be the representative of the ACC at the Orange Bowl, where they would likely face either Florida or Georgia from the SEC In the middle of a pandemic, limiting travel will play an important role, so a showdown with the Gators makes the most sense

And in a premiere since the GFP began in 2014, two teams in the group of five – Coastal Carolina and Cincinnati – could make it into New Year’s Six The Chanticleers’ game with # 19 Louisiana on Saturday became more COVID-19 related due to COVID-19 Roster issues canceled, but the CCU is undefeated this year and has a comparable resume to overtake the state of Iowa

Cincinnati, who also finished an undefeated season with a win over Tulsa in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game, will be the top-ranked G5 team, earning a NY6 spot

The only college football playoff-related questions after Alabama’s win over Florida are whether Clemson’s win over Notre Dame was big enough to knock the Irish out of the playoffs, and whether Texas A&M put Ohio in the No. 1 would skip 3 points to avoid a rematch between Buckeyes and Crimson Tide in the national semifinals

As mentioned earlier, both Texas A&M and Notre Dame have legitimate cases for the final playoff spot It will likely depend on whether the selection committee thinks A&M’s work in the SEC is more impressive than the Irish’s win over Clemson without Trevor Lawrence at the start of the season.It’s essentially about splitting hair and every decision the committee makes hits, makes a team and its fan base angry

* The second national semifinal has been moved from the Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas due to California’s protocols on COVID-19

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