ESPN Reveals Whether Utah Or Oklahoma Deserves Playoff Spot
ESPN reveals whether Utah or Oklahoma deserves a playoff spot during a recent podcast.
Heading into this weekend three out of the four College Football Playoff sports are pretty much taken.
LSU, Ohio State and Clemson are likely in no matter what. That just leaves one more slot, currently occupied by Georgia. If the Bulldogs defeat the Tigers in the SEC Championship Game this weekend, they are in.
If not – things get interested.
During a recent podcast, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit delved into what might happen if LSU emerges victorious this weekend.
“If Utah wins on Friday night–I feel like there’s a consensus in the social media world that Utah has a back seat to Oklahoma,” Herbstreit said.
“I don’t know if people have been watching the rankings, but the playoff committee has liked Utah more than Oklahoma every time they release their rankings.”
He did not stop there, though.
“Why is it just an assumption that Oklahoma is a superior team to Utah while Utah has been going out with arguably the best defense in the country? Definitely the best defense out West,” Herbstreit continued.
“Look what they’ve done in recent weeks since they lost to USC. …I think it’s Utah [in the playoff] if they win Friday night.
“I think Utah is sitting there hoping that LSU beats Georgia, and I think pole position would be Utah to go into that four spot.
“If you’re an Oklahoma fan, you want Oregon to knock off Utah on Friday night.”
Of course, this all rests on how Georgia does versus LSU. If the Bulldogs ultimately emerge from Saturday victorious, this entire conversation is moot.