My Thoughts on This Years’ College Football Playoff


Joseph Bender, Sports Editor

The official final playoff rankings are here, as the regular season and conference championships have concluded. We’ll have to wait until December 28th to see the playoff semi-finals, but until then we can discuss and elaborate on each team in this year’s playoff.

Who’s In?
1. LSU
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Oklahoma
These four teams are the team’s in this year’s “College Football Playoff.” The Tigers of LSU are coming off of a huge win over #4 Georgia in the SEC Championship, and have dominated all season long, remaining undefeated and breaking numerous LSU and SEC records with their offense. Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy, has broken the SEC most passing yards record, and the Tigers have more touchdowns than any LSU team ever before.

The Ohio Buckeyes can also say the same things for themselves, not only having an elite offense led by Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins, but also have an elite defense, led by heisman candidate Chase Young. The Buckeyes are also undefeated, and having a big comeback win over Wisconsin, who the buckeyes were losing to 21-7 heading into halftime of the Big 10 Championship.

The Tigers are back in again, and have been elite this season. Clemson handled Virginia 62-17 in the ACC Championship, and haven’t allowed more than 20 points all season. Lastly, the Oklahoma Sooners are in, winning the Big 12 Championship and beating Baylor for the 2nd time this season.

The Sooners had some rough patches this season, with a rough road loss to Kansas State in October, but have since found their groove and have played Oklahoma standard football.

In the semifinals, LSU will play Oklahoma in Atlanta, Georgia in the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl, while Ohio State will play Clemson in the Play Station Fiesta Bowl, in Phoenix, Arizona. Win, and your in the 2019 national championship.

In my opinion, these four teams in this year’s playoff are perfect, and you couldn’t pick 4 better teams to be in. LSU, Ohio State, and Clemson all being dominate this season, with having electric offenses and defenses, while the Sooners managed to come back from a loss to Kansas State, and have stayed dominate since then. This year’s semi-finals also will be very interesting, as the College Football Playoff committee has selected the semifinals perfectly. Clemson-OSU will be a game of great offenses, but also great defenses, and both teams match up very well. Then, with LSU – Oklahoma both teams have electric offenses, with good defenses that can get the job done. We’re set for a shootout in Atlanta.

On Saturday, December 28th, the semi-finals will begin, and we’ll be one step closer to the national championship.