The first round of the College Football Playoff is now in the books. First, it was the Alabama Crimson Tide getting a 31-14 win over Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl. Then, Ohio State followed things up with a dominant 49-28 victory over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.
What does that mean? Well, it means the SEC is facing off against the Big Ten in a winner-take-all matchup.
The conference that spearheaded an attempt to have the 2020 season canceled against the conference that stood its ground and saved it. This Alabama-Ohio State matchup is beyond poetic. It’s really the only ending that made sense.
Granted, we have to be fair to the Buckeyes. They wanted this from the start, and that’s one of the many reasons they deserve to be in the position they are currently in. After Friday night, there is no denying that they’ve earned it.
But here we are at the end.
After all the criticism for playing, all the resistance from the various coronabros in the media … we are only one game away from declaring a national champion. The SEC has already prevailed once this season, but will they do it again?
That is a question that will have to wait until Monday, Jan. 11 to be answered. Until then, we will continue on with the pregame analysis and breakdowns. These two programs are the last remaining undefeated teams in all of college football.
Guys, it’s about to be a fun week.
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