College Soccer Qualifier Expert Picks: Alabama, Cincinnati locked as Georgia, Michigan jockey for spot

The final standings of the college football match will be announced on Sunday, set the stage for CFP itself as well as the New Year’s Luc.. While at least two new teams will battle for the first title of the playoff era, the decisions of the CFP Selection Committee will determine which team has the most manageable path to the national championship.

After Oklahoma State lost in the 12 Major Championship Game, four teams should be set up. Alabama SEC Champion and Michigan Big Ten Champion punch their ticket to dance. Cincinnati, the only undefeated FBS team, and Georgia will likely participate, unless the committee decides otherwise. Our experts agree that it will be four in order.

Bulldogs’ 41-24 lose to the Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game throws the playoff pitch becomes altered and puts the overall #1 seed up for grabs. Dawgs has beaten three top 25 teams, but no team is listed higher than 20th in the most recent CFP Leaderboard. Suddenly, the consensus top resume becomes horribly confusing.

That could open the door for Alabama to jump from the border playoff team to the No. 1 seed overall. Tide has wins against Georgia and Ole Miss, and their only loss is a 25th Texas A&M. Michigan will also have a case for the top spot. The Wolverines eventually beat rival Ohio State and crushed Iowa to claim their first Big Ten title since 2004. The Bearcats also have a case for the top spot after beating Houston to claim the AAC title. .

As Cincinnati is likely to be the last team at the top, the 1st seed allows the top team to avoid a physical penalty when playing Georgia, the team is unlikely to drop all the way to 4th. If the Wolverines jump to No. 1, which means avoiding Alabama until the CFP National Championship. While every team in the field will eventually have to beat the very best, having the right team at the right time can make a significant difference.

Continue reading for College football Playoff predictions from CBS Sports football expert Jerry Palm along with a breakdown of how our college football pros would vote if they were on the committee.

Screening a college football match

Here’s how Palm predicts the top four companies in the CFP. Palm had 25 out of 28 predict CFP teams in their places during the seven years of the knockout round.

January 10

National Champion

Title game Winner of the semi-finals

December 31

Cotton bowl
Arlington, Texas


(1) Alabama vs (4) Cincinnati

December 31

Color orange
Miami Gardens, Fla.


(2) Michigan vs (3) Georgia

Expert’s Pick of College Football Qualifiers

Here’s how our college football staff would vote if they were on the CFP Selection Committee.

College Football Qualifiers selection is underway. Before field four is announced, the Cover 3 Podcast looks back at all that happened during the Champion Week conference, providing analysis and insight you can’t find anywhere else. College Soccer Qualifier Expert Picks: Alabama, Cincinnati locked as Georgia, Michigan jockey for spot

Dustin Huang

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