TCU's beaten everybody they've played in a conference that's about to get blowed up by defections and incoming Group of 5 exodus - and they've beaten everybody they've played in said muddled conference by not very much. Meanwhile, Bama - 3 road games vs. then Top 10 opponents in four weeks' time, and lose two of them by four points on the last play of each game. USC would have two losses to the same team - and whether it happens by one or 41, given the Pac-12's stature and chronic irrelevance the last 14-15 years, that drops them below 'Bama. And we won't even conjecture what kind of havoc a relatively competitive game in the B1G championship would unleash for the committee vis-a-vis tOSU should either or preferably both of this weekend's games as above go 'Bama's way.I know I'm in the minority here, but I think if USC and TCU both lose, then Ohio State and Alabama both get in.
I don't really believe that'll happen, sadly; I'm sort of thinking one of them may lose. I do think if both lose, then the Buckeyes and 'Bama both get in. I don't think it takes some blowout for TCU to drop. Not sure why that's the belief on here. Tell me who they've beaten that's so impressive -- plus, the eyes that Ohio State and Alabama bring to the playoff will FAR outweigh what TCU brings backing into the playoffs with a loss.