Final College Football Playoff projections
While we all have our opinion on which four teams should comprise the inaugural College Football Playoff (you can see mine here), none of us know exactly what is going on in that conference room where the 12-person selection committee has gathered this weekend to determine which programs will compete for the national title this season.
The following are my projections as to which way I think the committee may be leaning. Again, these are just projections, and I would not be surprised to see Ohio State be slotted at No. 4. However, I still think the top four essentially remains unchanged from last week (in terms of the actual teams), as I don't see TCU getting passed over.
In addition, I have projected the four other 'New Year's Six' games. I dropped Wisconsin from last week after the Badgers' blowout loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. Taking the place of Gary Andersen's squad is Ole Miss, which beat Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl to conclude its regular season.
Enjoy the selection show!
The College Football Playoff
Semifinal—Rose (Pasadena): No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State
Semifinal—Sugar (New Orleans): No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 TCU
National Championship—(Arlington): The winners of the two semifinals meet
The CFP Selection Committee bowl games
Dec. 31 Peach (Atlanta): Ohio State (Big Ten) vs. Mississippi State (At-Large)
Dec. 31 Orange (Miami): Georgia Tech (ACC) vs. Michigan State (Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame)
Dec. 31 Fiesta (Glendale): Arizona (At-Large) vs. Boise State (Group of Five)
Jan. 1 Cotton (Arlington): Baylor (At-Large) vs. Ole Miss (At-Large)
Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.