The most chaotic College Football Playoff scenarios that will make fans cringe

Sep 9, 2023; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Milroe (4) fends of Texas Longhorns defensive end Ethan Burke (91) as he scrambles out of the pocket at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Texas defeated Alabama 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr. -USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2023; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Milroe (4) fends of Texas Longhorns defensive end Ethan Burke (91) as he scrambles out of the pocket at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Texas defeated Alabama 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr. -USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 14, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix (10) looks to pass the ball during the first half against the Washington Huskies at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix (10) looks to pass the ball during the first half against the Washington Huskies at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports /

The Pac-2

What a send-off this would be for the Pac-12. The conference that was constantly left out of the four-team College Football Playoff, getting two teams into the top four in the final year of the conference.

The Pac-12 is becoming the Pac-2 with Oregon State and Washington State the only two teams left behind, so it would hurt even worse for those fanbases to watch their in-state rivals both play for a national championship. So, how could it happen?

  • Georgia beats Alabama
  • Michigan beats Iowa
  • FSU loses to Louisville
  • Texas loses to Oklahoma State
  • Oregon beats Washington (but it’s close)

Nothing like adding the “but it’s close” caveat to a playoff scenario, but it’s a real factor. A close loss for Washington would be the only chance of this scenario happening because otherwise the committee could just go with Ohio State over the Huskies, and a two-loss Oregon definitely isn’t getting in.

A lot needs to break right for the Pac-12 to see two teams in the playoff, but with how strong that conference has been all season, I think they might deserve it.