Monday, December 26, 2022

You Can Probably Skip the Playoffs This Weekend

This is the ninth season for the current College Football Playoff system, which means that there have been sixteen semi-final games over the last eight season.  Of those games, only three were decided by less than a possession.  Here is a complete list of the competitive semi-finals:

01/01/15 (Sugar Bowl):  Ohio St. 42, Alabama 35
01/01/18 (Rose Bowl):  Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48 (2 OT)
12/28/19 (Fiesta Bowl):  Clemson 29, Ohio St. 23

That's it.  That's the list.  And even that list is misleading, because the wins by Ohio State and Clemson shown above were more lopsided than the final score suggests.  The Georgia/Oklahoma Rose Bowl is one of the most exciting games I've ever seen, but for the most part these games have been significantly less competitive than the old Bowl Games that they replaced.


  1. I am rooting for Texas Christian and Ohio State to advance, and I'm rooting for TCU to win the whole thing. But if Michigan advances, then I'm rooting for Michigan over either Ohio State or Georgia.

    Meanwhile, WKU won the New Orleans Bowl, 44-23, over South Alabama. Hooray for the Tops!