Does Alabama Still Have a Chance to Make the Playoff?
As the college football regular season comes to an end, is Alabama's playoff hopes still alive? There are a ton of "what ifs" to make this happen, but that does not mean it couldn't happen.
This weekend is the last weekend of the regular season. Here is the top eight games occurring this weekend.
No. 1 Georgia vs. Georgia Tech
This game more than likely would not change anything. With the Bulldogs toughness on both sides of the ball, it is unlikely that there will be an upset (but...never say never).
The Bulldogs are set to play the Yellowjackets at 11 a.m. CST this Saturday in Athens, GA.
No. 2 Ohio St. vs No. 3 Michigan
Now this game will be one for the books. Ohio St. and Michigan is the biggest rivalry in the Big 10 conference. Depending on how this game goes could determine what happens in the top four. If either team blows out the other, we could see a massive drop for either team, which would increase Alabama's chances.
Michigan is set to play Ohio St. at 11 a.m. CST in Columbus, OH this Saturday.
Iowa St. vs No. 4 TCU
Similar to Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, this is looking like another easy win. Again, never say never.
Iowa St. travels to TCU for a kickoff at 3 p.m. CST this Saturday.
No. 5 USC vs No. 13 Notre Dame
This game is one of our hopes to get Alabama into the playoffs. The Fighting Irish has a record of 8-3 this season. This upset would further help Alabama land a spot in the top 4.
Notre Dame vs USC's kickoff is set for this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CST.
No. 6 LSU vs Texas A&M
The Tigers are set to travel to Texas A&M this Saturday. While this game might go the way we all expect it to go, we can hope that LSU falls to the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC championship the next game, which should knock the Tigers out.
Kickoff for this game is set for 6 p.m. CST in College Station this Saturday.
No. 7 Alabama vs Auburn
One of the biggest rivalries in the SEC takes place this weekend in Tuscaloosa. As long as Alabama wins this game, this will help Alabama hopefully climb up the rankings even more.
The Iron Bowl is set for 2:30 p.m. CST at Bryant-Denny Stadium this Saturday.
While these are a bunch of major "what ifs," there is still a big chance Alabama can bring home at least a chance in the playoffs. Only time will tell what happens this Saturday.