6. Only one SEC team is making the college football playoff
As mentioned earlier, the talent pool from across the nation is elite this season so the odds of two teams from the same conference make the playoff is unlikely.
And the few scenarios where this does happen — it does not appear the SEC would be the conference that gets two teams in.
Maybe the Big 12 with Texas and Oklahoma get into the playoff if Texas runs the table and Oklahoma loses in the Big 12 championship game.
Maybe the Pac-12 has two eligible teams among the laundry list of squads that are ranked (Oregon, Washington, USC, Oregon State, Utah, Washington State, and UCLA).
Maybe the Big 10 could get Michigan and Ohio State in just like they did last year (Not forgetting Penn State).
The ACC probably won’t get two teams in.
But for SEC football, there are only two teams left with little room for error.
LSU is out, Kentucky just got thrashed by Georgia, and Ole Miss suffered a loss to Alabama and would need the Tide – who don’t have a conference loss — to lose two more SEC games prior to the SEC Championship Game.
That leaves an undefeated Georgia team and an Alabama squad that lost to Texas which will keep the Tide behind the Longhorns in future rankings.
It is already unlikely, based off of how the Crimson Tide have looked this season, that they could run the table.
But they also do not control their own destiny which puts the overall likelihood of two SEC teams in the college football playoff at low odds.