We’ve reached the home stretch of this college football season, and as of right now, the College Football Playoff field is pretty simple.
There are four undefeated teams from Power 5 — Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and Washington — and if those four teams win out, they’ll all (likely) make the playoffs. But what if chaos ensues? What if two or three of these teams lose? Well, that could open the door for a two-loss conference champion to sneak into the playoff field.
Wisconsin and Auburn have received the majority of the buzz for two-loss teams, but ESPN analyst Danny Kanell thinks Oklahoma might have an outside chance of making the playoffs if they win out and teams in front of them lose.
Since losing to Houston and Ohio State earlier this year, the Sooners have dominated opponents. The rest of the schedule is tough but manageable, including home games versus Baylor and Oklahoma State and a road game at West Virginia.
Oklahoma would need Louisville, Washington, Wisconsin and Auburn to lose, and they’d likely need Ohio State to dominate Michigan and win the Big 10. In that case, the Sooners could possibly sneak into the playoff field for the second consecutive year. It’s a long shot, but Oklahoma is playing as well as anyone in the country right now.
(h/t The Spun)