The two rivals are giving the country similar flashbacks to 2006 when they played the “Game of the Century” as #1 and #2 teams. Unlike the BCS era, the loser may still have an opportunity to make the College Football Playoffs if it’s a close game. We have seen the SEC get multiple teams in the playoffs on multiple occasions. We know these two will cancel each other out, but could they meet again? I think it is important to note that the ESPN FPI has Ohio State ranked at #60 and Michigan at #82 for strength of schedule.
We told you earlier that finishing undefeated isn’t a necessity to win the national championship anymore, well for TCU it likely is this season. Personally I do not think the College Football Playoff Committee will value a one loss TCU team over a one loss SEC team. While TCU has a moderate strength of schedule ranked at #38 by the ESPN FPI, it doesn’t compare to someone like Tennessee who is ranked at #3. It’s simple for TCU fans, keep winning and your in!
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