Faculty Soccer Playoff rankings: Plotting six situations, from chalk to chaos | NCAA Soccer


The following-to-last set of Faculty Soccer Playoff rankings have been unveiled Tuesday prematurely of Championship Weekend, and people rankings have been as you’ll count on.  

No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. Three Notre Dame and No. Four Georgia took the highest 4 spots, adopted by No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 6 Ohio State. These are the six groups most definitely to make up the four-team Playoff except unmitigated chaos breaks out. Sure, we’ll speak about No. 8 UCF, too.  

We’ve a state of affairs for that. Actually, we break down the six potential situations that may unfold this weekend and who will make the four-team Playoff consequently:  

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Situation 1: Chalk wins 

1. Alabama (13-0)  
2. Clemson (13-0)  
3. Notre Dame (12-0)  
4. Ohio State (12-1) or Oklahoma (12-1)   

What occurs: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma all care for enterprise of their convention championship video games, which leaves the committee with a debate between the Buckeyes and Sooners that started earlier this week.  

Who will get unnoticed? We expect the Buckeyes get the final spot over the Sooners, however the notion from how these video games may tilt the stability again towards Oklahoma. It is a true toss-up that may add to the TV drama and is nearly too near name.   

Reception: One college will go house sad, however that has been the CFP’s M.O. 

Situation 2: Alabama loses  

1. Clemson (13-0)  
2. Notre Dame (12-0)  
3. Georgia (12-1)  
4. Alabama (12-1), Ohio State (12-1), Oklahoma (12-1)  

What occurs: Alabama loses to Georgia within the SEC championship sport, and that locks the Bulldogs in together with Clemson and Notre Dame. The committee provides the Crimson Tide to the talk with the Buckeyes and Sooners. The committee additionally may put Georgia and Alabama within the Nos. 2 and three spots, however we do not see the idle Irish dropping. 

Who will get unnoticed? If the Crimson Tide do not get blown out, then they’ll make the Playoff with one loss. The committee will not have to decide on between the Buckeyes and Sooners.  

Reception: Two SEC groups and Notre Dame? Leaving three conferences out will enhance the outcry for an eight-team Playoff.  

Situation 3: Clemson loses  

1. Alabama (13-0)  
2. Notre Dame (12-0)  
3/4. Oklahoma (12-1), Ohio State (12-1), Clemson (12-1)  

What occurs: The Tigers, who’re heavy favorites towards Pitt within the ACC championship sport, lose in spectacular trend. Ohio State and Oklahoma win.  

Who will get unnoticed? Clemson will get unnoticed, and the committee can pump up the worth of the convention championship sport. Alabama-Ohio State and Notre Dame-Oklahoma will draw large rankings, too.  

Reception: Do not be shocked if that will increase the angst between ACC followers and Notre Dame, given the Irish shouldn’t have to play in a convention championship sport and have an annual five-game association with the convention.  

Situation 4: Clemson and Alabama lose  

1. Notre Dame (12-0)  
2. Georgia (12-1) 
3/4. Alabama (12-1), Clemson (12-1), Ohio State (12-1), Oklahoma (12-1)

What occurs: Alabama and Clemson — groups which have mixed for seven Faculty Soccer Playoff appearances — each lose their convention championship sport.

Who will get unnoticed? Georgia is in it doesn’t matter what, and Clemson might be out. We expect the committee will discover a solution to give Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma every a Playoff berth primarily based on these championships. Nonetheless, Alabama may bump the Buckeyes or Sooners. The Tigers would not be as lucky. 

Reception: Alabama and Clemson mixed for a 24-Zero file within the common season. If this occurs, then count on Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney to turn into actually vocal concerning the worth of the convention championship video games. 

Situation 5: Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma lose  

1. Alabama (13-0)  
2. Notre Dame (12-0)  
3. Clemson (12-1)  
4. Georgia (11-2), Ohio State (11-2), Oklahoma (11-2), UCF (12-0) 

What occurs: Alabama wins however the different heavy favorites lose.  

Who will get unnoticed? Oklahoma and Ohio State can be eradicated. Clemson in all probability can be protected however not a positive factor. Georgia would in all probability have the drop on the Buckeyes and Sooners given this week’s rankings, and it might have an excellent likelihood. This may be the one state of affairs through which UCF would have a shot — and a terrific argument — if it wins the American Athletic Convention championship.  

Reception: If UCF wins and does not get in with this state of affairs, then the Group of 5 must take into account different options, like its personal playoff. It could be attention-grabbing to see the response to two-loss Georgia getting in over undefeated UCF. A whole lot of followers would not prefer it. 

Situation 6: Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma lose  

1. Notre Dame (12-0)  
2. Georgia (12-1) 
3. Alabama (12-1) 
4. Clemson (12-1)  

What occurs: Underdogs win all 4 convention championship video games, which principally resets all the board.  

Who will get unnoticed? Two-loss Ohio State and Oklahoma are out. The committee has by no means taken a two-loss workforce. UCF would have a case, however the committee would nearly actually select one-loss Alabama and Clemson as a substitute.  

Reception: If UCF beats Memphis, then count on a full-fledged Twitter marketing campaign by the Knights, the AAC and all the Group of 5. It could make for a enjoyable weekend, however the upsets would tilt the stability again to the favorites.

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