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We've entered the final week of the college football regular season and that means there's only one more chance for teams to make their case for the College Football Playoff. 


Notre Dame is already in and Alabama is probably in even if they lose, but there are a couple teams still on the outside looking in. Of those teams, it looks like Ohio State has the best shot to get in as the fourth playoff team. 

Obviously, if Georgia somehow upsets Alabama then the current Top will be our final list, albeit in a different order. However, if Alabama wins the SEC Championship Game, you'd have to believe Georgia would be left out with two losses on their resume. 


That fourth spot will go to either Ohio State or Oklahoma, assuming both teams win their respective championship games. Ohio State has slightly better odds because the committee already has well-documented concerns about Oklahoma's defense, and their 59-56 victory over West Virginia didn't exactly dispell those concerns.


Ohio State has the better odds at the moment thanks to their dominant performance against Michigan, but they do still have to beat Northwestern if they want to make the College Football Playoff. If Oklahoma can beat Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game, they'll avenge their only loss and maybe even have a chance if Georgia gets blown out and Ohio State struggles with Northwestern. However, at the moment Ohio State sits in the driver's seat for that fourth spot. 


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