It’s all over but the bowl games now. There are winners, losers, and tons of intrigue when it comes to the playoff selection. If only there were live coverage of what went on in the decision room of the CFB Playoff Committee.
All teams in contention for a playoff spot won except for Georgia. You really can’t fault the Bulldogs for dropping a game to the #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide by a touchdown. The result came after a hard fought game by both teams which ended with the game ultimately being decided by a questionable fake punt call and a hero off of the bench. Oklahoma avenged their only loss of the year, convincingly, to win the Big 12 Conference Championship. This outcome bears extreme similarities to last year’s Georgia win in the SEC Championship that enabled them to make a title run in the playoffs.
So the playoff matchups are set with Alabama playing Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and Clemson matched up with Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. Despite the valiant effort by Ohio State, Georgia, and UCF, they will all be relegated to a New Year’s Six Bowl. The final Elldee Sports Team of the Week is the UCF Golden Knights. They get the nod for two reasons, number one is that they showed they are more than Mackenzie Milton after putting up 56 on Memphis and secondly, this is the only reward they will ever be recognized for after winning 25 straight that includes wins over, Auburn and Pitt. Keep fighting, Knights! Stay tuned for the Bowl predictions coming soon.