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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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Former Ivy League Player of the Year Towns chooses to transfer to Ohio State (CBB News)

Harvard standout forward Seth Towns announced he was grad transferring to Ohio State over a list that included Duke among many others. Towns announced his decision on SportsCenter a couple nights ago.

Duke Guard Tre Jones is headed to the NBA Draft according to multiple sources. Jones was the ACC Player of the Year, as he averaged sixteen points and almost seven assists. He is a projected first round pick. Veteran Duke Guard Alex O’Connell could be leaving Duke via the transfer portal but nothing is official yet.

Georgia Guard Anthony Edwards announced he is headed to the 2020 draft as well. Edwards is considered at the very least a top three pick and likely will fall within the top two selections according to most mock drafts. He averaged nineteen points, five rebounds, and three assists during his lone season at Georgia. He signed its Octagon Basketball, which also represents NBA superstars Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo among many other NBA players.

Here’s the 2020 College Basketball AP All American Team:
G:Payton Pritchard,Oregon
G:Myles Powell,Seton Hall
G:Markus Howard,Marquette
F:Obi Toppin,Dayton
F:Luka Garza,Iowa

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Forward Shareef O’Neal announces move to LSU

Like father like son. Former UCLA Forward Shareef O’Neal is transferring to his dad’s alma mater, LSU. Shareef will play for his father, Shaq’s old school LSU. In an ESPN article, Shareef said that the death of his father’s old teammate, Kobe Bryant, made “him focus more.” This is after Shareef was diagnosed with “a right anomalous coronary artery and undergoing open-heart surgery to correct the issue” thus missing his first season on campus in Los Angeles. O’Neal was averaging over two points and almost three rebounds per game before his move. Shareef was ranked as the no. 32 prospect in the 2018 ESPN 100.

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2020 Late Signing Period Recap

ESPN 300 QB Malik Horsby committed and signed to be an Arkansas Razorback. Hornsby was the lone QB left in ESPN’s rankings left unsigned.

Cornerback Ennis Rakestraw signed with Missouri over a final list that included college football blue bloods Alabama and Texas.

ESPN 300 Wide Receiver Xzavier Henderson signed with Florida.

Miami landed ESPN’s top ranked safety Avantae Williams, who is ranked number fifty-one out of the three hundred.

Wide Receiver Malachi Wideman committed and signed with Tennessee after flipping from Florida State.

Top seventy overall offensive linemen, Broderick Jones and Sedrick Van Pran signed with Georgia.

Defensive Tackle (no. 98 in the ESPN 300) McKinnley Jackson signed with Texas A&M over Alabama and LSU.

Ranked nnumber 155 in the ESPN 300, Offensive Guard Marcus Henderson commited and signed to the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday.

ESPN 300 Offensive Tackle Jayson Jones flipped his commitment from Alabama and signed with Oregon.

Ranked number 195, Defensive End Princely Umanmielen signed with Florida on Wednesday.

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College Football News:’Bama WR Jeudy to the 2020 draft

Former Arkansas commit, 2020 QB Chandler Morris threw a horns down and committed to Oklahoma over where his dad coaches at Auburn. Top 2020 tight end prospect Darnell Washington committed to Georgia over Alabama, Florida, Miami, and Tennessee. Both committed at the 2020 Under Armour All American Game.

Top NFL Wide Receiver prospect Jerry Jeudy has declared for the NFL Draft. Top Running Back prospects JK Dobbins, Cam Akers, and AJ Dillon. Plus, Washington QB Jacob Eason is headed to the draft. Star Penn State Defensive End Yetur Gross-Matos is going to the draft as well.

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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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2020 Post CFB Early Signing Period Class Rankings (ESPN Rankings)

Before we get into this post, I just wanted to say because I’m out of school we’re gonna start doing posts at 2 PM CT instead of 5 PM CT.

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All rankings are according to espn

1.Clemson Tigers (Top class in ACC)
2.Myles Murphy (#2DE) Powder Springs,GA (Hillgrove)
4.Bryan Bresee (#1DT) Demascus,MD (Demascus)
14.Mitchell Mayes (#2OT) Raleigh,NC (Leesville Road)
19.DeMarkcus Bowman (#2RB) Lakeland,FL (Lakeland)

2.Alabama Crimson Tide (Top class in SEC)
8.Chris Braswell (#4DE) Baltimore,MD (St. Frances Academy)
24.Bryce Young (#1QB-DT) Santa Ana,CA (Mater Dei)
30.Drew Sanders (#2ATH) Denton,TX (Billy Ryan)
34.Jace McClellan (#5RB) Aledo,TX (Aledo)

3.Ohio State (Top class in Big Ten)
1.Julian Fleming (#1WR) Catawissa,PA (Southern Columbia)
15.Paris Johnson Jr. (#3OT) Cincinnati,OH (Princeton)
32.Luke Wypler (#1C) Montvale,NJ (Saint Joseph Regional)
94.Jaxon Smith-Njigba Rockwall,TX (Rockwall)

4.Georgia (Second ranked class in SEC)
13.Broderick Jones (#1OT) Lithonia,GA (Lithonia)
18.Mekhail Sherman (#1ILB) Washington,DC (St. John’s College)
36.Jalen Carter (#3DT) Apopka,FL (Apopka)
40.Marcus Rosemy (#4WR) Ft. Lauderdale,FL (Saint Thomas Acquinas)

5.LSU (Third ranked class in SEC)
12.Arik Gilbert (#2TE-Y) Marietta,GA (Marrietta)
Phillip Webb (#4OLB) Sugar Hill,GA (Lanier)
Elias Ricks (#3CB) Bradenton,FL (IMG)
Antoine Sampah (#6OLB) Woodbridge,VA (Woodbridge)

6.Auburn (Fourth best class in SEC)
Wesley Steiner (#5OLB) Warner Robins,GA (Houston County)
Tank Bigsby (#3ATH) Hogansville,GA (Callaway)
Christopher Thompson Jr. (#2S) Duncanville,TX (Duncanville)
Kobe Hudson (#17WR) LaGrange,GA (Troup County Comprehensive)

7.Texas A&M (Fifth best class in SEC)
Haynes King (#3QB-DT) Longview,TX (Longview)
Demond Demas (#3WR) Tomball,TX (Tomball)
Jaylon Jones (#5CB) Cibolo,TX (Byron P. Steele II)
Antonio Doyle (#10OLB) Saint Louis,MO (Lutheran North)

8.Florida (Sixth best class in SEC)
31.Antwaun Powell (#5DE) Chesapeake,VA (Indian River)
43.Gervon Dexter (#5DT) Lake Wales,FL (Lake Wales)
113.Ethan Pouncey (#10CB) Winter Park,FL (Winter Park)
117.Issiah Walker (#15OT) Miami,FL (Miami Norland)

9.Oklahoma (Best class in Big 12)
17.Reggie Grimes (#3OLB) Brentwood,TN (Ravenwood)
54.Andrew Raym (#6OT) Broken Arrow,OK (Broken Arrow)
59.Nathan Anderson (#8OT) Frisco,TX (Rick Reedy)
126.Michael Henderson (#10ATH) Irving,TX (Ranchview)

10.Michigan (Second ranked class in Big Ten)
26.Braiden McGregor (#1ATH) Port Huron,MI (Port Huron Northern)
108.AJ Henning (#16WR) Frankfort,IL (Lincoln-Way East)
116.Blake Corum (#12RB) Laurel,MD (St. Frances Academy)
161.Andre Seldon Jr. (#14CB) Belleville,MI (Belleville)

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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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cbhsports 2019 (2020 class) CFB Early Signing Day 1 Recap

Here’s what happened on the first day of college football’s 2020 class’s early signing period.

On a national level, EJ Smith, the son of former Florida Gators and Dallas Cowboys chose to sign with Stanford over his dad’s alma mater and Georgia.

ESPN 300 Wide Receiver Rakim Jarrett flipped from LSU to Maryland. Alabama was also involved in Jarrett’s recruitment.

Defensive End Jordan Burch, number five in the ESPN 300, chose instate school South Carolina over fellow instate squad Clemson as well as SEC heavyweights Alabama, Georgia, and LSU.

Outside Linebacker Justin Flowe, the top ranked player in the state of California, signed with Oregon over Clemson, Georgia, USC, and Miami. This makes it back to back years that the top player from the golden state has left California and signed with Oregon (ESPN’s top prospect in 2019, Kavyon Thibodeaux signed with Oregon last February).

Clemson has the top ranked class entering tomorrow.

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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