The Conference Championships concluded, and in their wake was PLENTY of drama!
I am here to get you caught up on the wackiness from this past weekend.
Georgia 24 vs Alabama 27:
The matchup between the two heavyweights did not disappoint.
Alabama largely outplayed Georgia before holding on at the end.
But that was nothing compared to the aftermath.
With Georgia losing that opened the door for a team to make their way into a playoff spot.
It was down to a 12-1 Alabama or a 13-0 Florida State.
Ultimately, the committee decided that a 12-1 Alabama could not be left out over a severely compromised Florida State (Jordan Travis, the star QB is out for the season).
Regardless of how you feel about it, this was one of the more wild sequences in College Football history…..
Louisville 6 vs Florida State 16:
Speaking of the wildness…..
Spoiler alert, FSU did win their game, which is why we had all this drama.
In what was a defensive clinic, it was the Noles who outlasted the Cards.
Ultimately, it did not mean much, since Florida State became the first undefeated power 5 team to be left out in the CFP era.
To add to the pain Florida State now has a bowl matchup against the Georgia Bulldogs….
You know, the same one that has not lost to a team other than Alabama in over 3 years.
Oregon 31 vs Washington 34:
The only major upset this weekend involved the Huskies taking down the Ducks.
It did not change the bigger picture because both teams knew they were likely in with a win.
Despite being nearly a double digit underdog Washington was able to come away with the victory, and finish the season undefeated.
For Oregon it was a missed chance, as both teams transition to the Big 10 next season…..
Oklahoma State 21 vs Texas 49:
Texas COMPLETELY dominated this one from start to finish proving they belong in the CFP.
To be fair, Oklahoma State is not exactly among the nations elite, but Texas has still been one of the best teams all season.
The Longhorns reward is a matchup with the aforementioned Washington Huskies in the College Football Playoff Semifinal.
There will likely be loads of points in that one as well!
That caps the review for this week, there were only 4 games that were truly meaningful!