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Seeding a sixty-four team college football tournament for the 2019-2020 season

Today, I’m going to be announcing the seedings and pairings for what a sixty-four team tournament would’ve looked like in college football during the 2019-2020 season.

Basic Rules:
1.The four teams that made the playoff are the top seeds (LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, and Oklahoma).
2.Like in the basketball tournament, the top two seed cannot play with the top one seed.
3.Also, I tried my best to not put any of the top four seeded teams together that were in the same conference, but some were inevitable.
4.I used locations that would’ve been used for the 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

South Region (Houston)

St. Louis
1.LSU
16.Ohio

8.Arizona State
9.SMU

Sacramento
5.Michigan
12.TCU

4.Baylor
13.Indiana

Cleveland
6.Central Florida
11.Hawaii

3.Wisconsin
14.Ole Miss

Tampa
7.Texas
10.Kansas State

2.Florida
15.UCLA

West Region (Los Angeles)

Omaha
1.Oklahoma
16.Arizona

8.USC
9.Kentucky

Albany
5.Memphis
12.Virginia Tech

4.Auburn
13.Michigan State

Omaha
6.Air Force
11.Oklahoma State

3.Minnesota
14.BYU

Spokane
7.Texas A&M
10.North Dakota State

2.Oregon
15.Nebraska

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Cleveland
1.Ohio State
16.Stanford

8.Washington
9.Tennessee

Spokane
5.Cincinnati
12.Pittsburgh

4.Utah
13.South Carolina

St. Louis
6.Air Force
11.Louisville

3.Notre Dame
14.Miami

Greensboro
7.Virginia
10.Louisiana Tech

2.Alabama
15.Wake Forest

East Region (New York)

Greensboro
1.Clemson
16.West Virginia

8.San Diego State
9.California

Sacramento
5.Appalachian State
12.North Carolina

4.Iowa
13.Oregon State

Albany
6.Navy
11.Mississippi State

3.Penn State
14.Duke

Tampa
7.Florida Atlantic
10.Louisiana

2.Georgia
15.Tulane

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Junior Point Guard Lander commits to Indiana, possible to reclassify

2021 five-star point guard Khristian Lander announced his commitment to Indiana on Tuesday night. Louisville, Michigan, and Memphis were the other schools involved in his final recruitment. Lander is currently a junior but the option of reclassifying is not out of the question. Lander said “I’m thinking about going 2020 very strongly but I’m not for sure yet” on an article reported by espn. Lander is currently ranked number twelve overall in the junior rankings in the href=”http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/class/2021/order/true”>2021 ESPN 60.

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What an eight team playoff would look like in 2019-2020

Here’s what an eight team college football playoff would look like in 2019-2020.

Rules
1.Every Power Five Conference champion is seeded one to five based on criteria.
2.The top two non power five champions are seeded at six and seven based on critera.
3.The top Group of Five champion is seeded at eight.
4.The higher seeds in each game get to pick the location of the game at a New Year’s Six Game starting with LSU at number one.

1.LSU (13-0)
2.Ohio State (13-0)
3.Clemson (13-0)
4.Oklahoma (13-0)
5.Oregon (11-2)
6.Georgia (11-2)
7.Florida (10-2)
8.Memphis (12-1)

Quarterfinals
8.Memphis vs. 1.LSU (Sugar Bowl, New Orleans,LA) Score:LSU 45, Memphis 24
7.Florida vs. 2.Ohio State (Rose Bowl, Pasadena,CA) Score:Ohio State 52, Florida 17
6.Georgia vs. 3.Clemson (Peach Bowl, Atlanta,GA) Score:Clemson 55, Georgia 20
5.Oregon vs. 4.Oklahoma (Cotton Bowl, Arlington,TX) Score:Oklahoma 35, Oregon 24

Semifinals
4.Oklahoma vs. 1.LSU (Peach Bowl, Atlanta,GA) Score:LSU 45, Oklahoma 31
3.Clemson vs. 2.Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl, Glendale,AZ) Score:Clemson 55, Ohio State 45

Finals
3.Clemson vs. 1.LSU (New Orleans,LA) Score:LSU 38, Clemson 34

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cbhsports 2019 CFB Post Season Preview:Predicting the CFP and New Year’s Six Bowl Games

December 28

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Penn State vs. Memphis
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas
Noon, ESPN/ESPN App

Penn State gets a talented Memphis team in Arlington but the way Penn State has played this season tells me that they will break this game wide open in the second half. Prediction:Penn State 42, Memphis 28

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
1.LSU vs. 4.Oklahoma
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta
4 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

This game will be a shootout as both teams have guys on offense that will play on Sunday. So, even though LSU is the best team in the country, it could go either way. Prediction:LSU 59, Oklahoma 38

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
2.Ohio State vs. 3.Clemson
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019
State Farm Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

Like the LSU-Oklahoma game, this should very well be a shootout. This will also be Clemson’s very first “real” game of the season. For that measure, Ohio State will make them pay, shutting down the Clemson offense efficiently. Prediction:Ohio State 38, Clemson 24

December 30

Capital One Orange Bowl
Florida vs. Virginia
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, Florida
8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

It is Virginia’s first appearance in a New Year’s Six Bowl. Again, Florida’s defense is dominant. Florida will make UVA’s offense pay and hold them to mininmal points. Prediction:Florida 38,Virginia 10

Januray 1

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Michigan vs. Alabama
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida
1 p.m., ABC/ESPN App

Michigan is a good team. But Alabama won’t finish the season with three losses. After what has happened with Tua, that will not happen. Prediction:Alabama 49, Michigan 27

Outback Bowl
Minnesota vs. Auburn
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
1 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

Coming off of a win over Alabama, Auburn should be fired up. But, this is a bold prediction and I have both of the defenses shutting down the opposing offense, turning it into a game on who’s offense can sustain one successful drive. Prediction:Minnesota 13, Auburn 9

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual
Oregon vs. Wisconsin
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California
5 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

Both of these offenses have excellent players. And this is a fifty-fifty pick so I’m going with the ducks. Prediction:Oregon 38, Wisconsin 28

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Georgia vs. Baylor
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans
8:45 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

In the Sugar Bowl, Georgia lost a year ago. After a devastating blowout loss in the SEC Championship, Georgia will dominate this game. Prediction:Georgia 27, Baylor 13

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Did the committee get it right?

The CFP committee might have had the easiest job in the era. Did they botch this year’s four or nail it?

Playing in the Peach Bowl, the CFP Committee got the top spot right when it sent gave LSU the top ranking and sent them to the closest site to Baton Rouge, to Atlanta. With Utah and Georgia losing, all the committee had to do was pick the winner of the Big 12 Championship. Oklahoma defeated Baylor, and thus were given the four spot. LSU had five wins over then top ten teams, over Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. Oklahoma has beaten everyone on their schedule except for Kansas State (who they were upset by). But, Oklahoma has looked great since, and have their best defense in the CFP era, something that the committee always questions for the Sooners. Now, the committee slid Ohio State down from the top ranking to number two after they had to comeback to beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship. Thus, now the Buckeyes have to play Clemson, another undefeated (like LSU and Ohio State) who won their respective conference championship game (ACC). Both of those seedings are correct concerning most of the public. Clemson and Ohio State will meet in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona come December 28. According to me, the committee got it right by moving LSU to the top spot and Ohio State down to the number two spot.

So here are all of the New Year’s Six Bowls for 2019:

December 28

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Penn State vs. Memphis
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas
Noon, ESPN/ESPN App

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
1.LSU vs. 4.Oklahoma
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta
4 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
2.Ohio State vs. 3.Clemson
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019
State Farm Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

December 30

Capital One Orange Bowl
Florida vs. Virginia
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, Florida
8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

Januray 1

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Michigan vs. Alabama
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida
1 p.m., ABC/ESPN App

Outback Bowl
Minnesota vs. Auburn
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
1 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual
Oregon vs. Wisconsin
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California
5 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Georgia vs. Baylor
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans
8:45 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

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This might be the least controversial four ever…

For the College Football Playoff Committee, this might be the easiest four to choose in the era. Today, I predict who those four will be and all who will be in the New Year’s Six Bowl Games.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
4 or 8 p.m., Dec. 28, ESPN
1.LSU vs. 4.Oklahoma

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
4 or 8 p.m., Dec. 28, ESPN
2.Ohio State vs. 3.Clemson

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Noon, Dec. 28, ESPN
17.Memphis vs. 8.Wisconsin

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
8 p.m., Dec. 30, ESPN
23.Virginia at. 9.Florida

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
8:45 p.m., Jan. 1, ESPN
7.Baylor vs. 4.Georgia

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cbhsports College Football Conference Championship Week Preview

Top 6 entering Week 14 (My rankings)
1.LSU 12-0 (8-0) Next Week:vs.Georgia (Atlanta,GA)
2.Ohio State 12-0 (9-0) Next Week:vs.Wisconsin (Indianapolis,IN)
3.Clemson 12-0 (8-0) Next Week:vs.Virginia (Charlotte,NC)
4.Georgia 11-1 (7-1) Next Week:vs.LSU (Atlanta,GA)
Outside Looking In
5.Oklahoma 11-1 (7-1) Next Week:vs.Baylor (Dallas,TX)
6.Utah 11-1 (8-1) Next Week:vs.Oregon (Santa Clara,CA)

Predicting Conference Championship Games
Frdiay
12.Oregon at. 5.Utah
I won’t predict this game as we our over midway through it but if Utah wins they just improve their case for a CFP spot. A loss for the Utes would kick them out of the discussion, though.

Saturday
7.Baylor vs. 6.Oklahoma
With All-American Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb back in this game, Oklahoma should have it much easier versus Baylor this time. With Oklahoma’s twenty-five point comeback, Baylor should come with vegeance in this game. Oklahoma still wins as Jalen Hurts makes his final statement for a Heisman Trophy. Prediction:Oklahoma 38, Baylori 34

Louisiana at. 21.Appalachian State
App State has dominated all year long and it doesn’t stop here. Prediction:Appalachian State 49, Louisiana 31

20.Cincinnati at. 17.Memphis
In a rematch from a week ago, Memphis should win again. Home field advantage is big in this game, and Memphis gets it both times. Prediction:Memphis 38, Cincinnati 30

4.Georgia vs. 2.LSU
Georgia versus LSU should be close but LSU’s new school offense should lift them up late in this game. Prediction:LSU 49, Georgia 31

Hawai’i at. 19.Boise State
Boise State should continue to dominate and shouldn’t have many problems with Hawai’i. Prediction:Boise State 35, Hawai’i 17

23.Virginia vs. 3.Clemson
Virginia’s defense can keep them in the game but Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers will have a field day versus this Virginia defense. Prediction:Clemson 52, Virginia 24

8.Wisconsin vs. 1.Ohio State
In a rematch from earlier this season, Ohio State dominated late in the game. I expect the same type of the game this time. Prediction:Ohio State 35, Wisconsin 24

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cbhsports College Football Week 14 (Rivalry Week) Preview

Top 6 entering Week 14 (My rankings)
1.LSU 11-0 (7-0) SEC Next Week:Texas A&M
2.Ohio State 11-0 (8-0) Next Week:at.Michigan
3.Clemson 11-0 (8-0) Next Week:at.South Carolina
4.Georgia 10-1 (7-1) Next Week:at.Georgia Tech
Outside Looking In
5.Alabama 10-1 (6-1) Next Week:at.Auburn
6.Utah 10-1 (7-1) Next Week:Colorado

Games that will impact the CFP in Week 14 (Rankings are from CFP Poll)
24.Virginia Tech at.Virginia
Can UVA finally beat VTU? The winner of this game will face 3.Clemson in the ACC Championship. Plus, legendary Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster will coach the Virginia Tech defense for the final time in the regular season. I have UVA getting to their first ACC championship, though. Prediction:Virginia 24, Virginia Tech 20

19.Cincinnati at. 18.Memphis
This could be a preview of next week’s AAC Championship game. Cincinnati has wrapped up the AAC East but Memphis has to win to get to the conference championship next week. Anyway, this game will decide who will be the highest ranked group of five team in next week’s CFP rankings but the one both of these teams want is next week. Prediction:Memphis 38, Cincinnati 34

4.Georgia at. Georgia Tech
Georgia has to win to stay in the CFP race and they should have no problem with their rivals and will head to Atlanta next week looking to knock off LSU in a chance to return to the CFP. Prediction:Georgia 28, Georgia Tech 13

3.Clemson at. South Carolina
This has everything to be an upset kind of game but the way South Carolina has played since beating Georgia means that Clemson should run away with this game handily in the second half. Prediction:Clemson 38, South Carolina 20

1.Ohio State at. 13.Michigan
It is always challenging to play in the Big House but these Ohio State Buckeyes won’t have any trouble with the team up north. Prediction:Ohio State 45, Michigan 24

9.Baylor at. Kansas
A loss to the nothing-to-lose Kansas would mean the bears would have no shot at making the CFP. So, win Baylor. Prediction:Baylor 49, Kansas 21

5.Alabama at. 15.Auburn
There’s a lot on the line in this one. Auburn could all but end the small playoff chances for their in-state enemies and without Tua, Auburn should end the hopes of Alabama’s CFP chances. Prediction:Auburn 21, Alabama 17

12.Wisconsin at. 8.Minnesota
This game’s winner will meet Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship next week so there’s a lot on the line. If it were in Madison I would go with Wisconsin but it’s in Minneapolis. Prediction:Minnesota 28, Wisconsin 20

Texas A&M at. 2.LSU
With revenge on their minds from last year’s game, LSU should have this one in hand quickly. Prediction:LSU 35, Texas A&M 24

Colorado at. 6.Utah
Utah has to win this one and the Pac-12 Championship to have a chance at the CFP. Prediction:Utah 42, Colorado 17

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What the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six Bowls would look like if they were played today

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (Saturday December 28, 12 PM ET)
18.Memphis vs. 9.Baylor

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Saturday December 28, 4 or 8 PM ET)
3.Clemson vs. 2.LSU

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (Saturday December 28, 4 or 8 PM ET)
4.Georgia vs. 1.Ohio State

Capital One Orange Bowl (Monday December 30, 8 PM ET)
24.Virginia vs. 10.Penn State

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual (Wednesday January 1, 5 PM ET)
8.Minnesota vs. 6.Utah

Allstate Sugar Bowl(Wednesday January 1, 8:45 PM ET)
7.Oklahoma vs. 5.Alabama

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cbhsports 2019 Myrtle Beach Invitational Preview

When:November 21-24
Location:Myrtle Beach,SC

Bracket
Villanova
Middle Tennessee

Mississippi State
Tulane

Baylor
Ohio

Utah
Coastal Carolina

Synopsis:Villanova should be the obvious favorite to win this tournament but watch out for Utah and Baylor.

Predicted Championship:Utah vs. Villanova

Predicted Champion:Villanova