So, this is it: the one before The One. Tuesday’s is the last time the College Football Playoff committee plays pretend with the rankings before issuing the actual final four and bowl pairings.
Heading into Championship Week, at least one of the four spots is spoken for.
The ACC, Big Ten and SEC Championship Games are all play-in contests, but only the Big Ten winner is assured entry. Upsets in the ACC or SEC throw the last round of Playoff committee rankings into total chaos.
Don’t rule out that possibility.