I feel that game was like so many this Brian Kelly ND team plays against bad teams: just do enough to get by. But fortunately their November gets pretty gnarly with Clemson, at BC and at UNC. If they make it through that undefeated then the CFP talk will be warranted - plus they will still have to win the ACC title game (potential Clemson rematch) to make that a realityLouisville couldn't quite hang on. Agree with WriterGoph that ND is going to get blasted coming up.
I think pretty clearly no one in the SEC can hang with Bama. LSU no. Florida might have a chance, we'll see how they do against Georgia. But I'm assuming Georgia will win the East and get a rematch with Bama in the champ game, which they'll then lose.I'm starting to get a bad feeling that nobody is gonna be able to hang with Bama and Clemson...yet again. Hope I'm 100% wrong on that though
Georgia doesn’t have the offensive firepower to match the elite teams.After a great first few quarters, that was a disappointing ending to UGA/Bama
Liberty beat Syracuse by 17. Just caught my attention because I know nothing about them. Undefeated, but haven't played a tough schedule. Not saying they're title contenders but that's still pretty good for an unknown. Kinda cool to see someone new.
ESPN shows Liberty as an FBS Independent.
Agreed.Georgia doesn’t have the offensive firepower to match the elite teams.
The SEC should not get 2 playoff teams:
It’s Bama and Clemson for sure but the other two spots should be filled by good conference champs...not good teams that have already proven they aren’t the best (Georgia, Florida, Texas a &m)
playoff contenders left:
All pac 12
All big 10
Cinci, BYU, SMU if stuff gets really weird
I just don't see how BYU could get in with as weak as their schedule is. UTSA, Texas State, North Alabama and Western Kentucky? Woof. It would take a P5 conference or two lacking even 1-loss teams, IMO.Agreed.
Okla State will lose at least twice in the Big XII. I'm thinking maybe even to OU, ISU, and K-State.
Notre Dame will lose at a minimum to Clemson, maybe some other odd loss like at Pitt, at BC, or at UNC.
Feel bad in a sense for BYU. Maybe, like you say, if things get really, really weird, they could sneak into the playoff. Or possible an at-large pick to the NY6. But they can't get the G5 slot to the NY6, as that can only go to a conf champion.
I could see them getting ranked #11 or #12, and getting into a NY6 game.I just don't see how BYU could get in with as weak as their schedule is. UTSA, Texas State, North Alabama and Western Kentucky? Woof. It would take a P5 conference or two lacking even 1-loss teams, IMO.