An eight team playoff in college football if it happened in the 2018-19 season

Format
Here’s who’s included:Every power five conference champion (who are ranked from 1-5),two power five wild cards (Ranked 6-7),and he best group of five champion (Ranked 8)

1.Alabama 13-0-SEC Champion
2.Clemson 13-0-ACC Champion
3.Oklahoma 12-1-Big 12 Champion
4.Ohio State 12-1-Big 10 Champion
5.Washington 10-3-Pac-12 Champion
6.Notre Dame 12-0-Independents At-Large
7.Georgia 11-2-SEC At-Large
8.Central Florida 12-0-American Champion

I’m going to be simulating these matchups on Whatifsports.com so thank you to them.

1.Alabama vs. 8.Central Florida
Central Florida’s winning streak would end at the hands of Alabama.Let’s just end it there.Predicted Score:Alabama 49,Central Florida 28

4.Ohio State vs. 5.Washington
Dwayne Haskins and the Buckeye offense is too much for the Washington defense as he throws for three touchdows.Predicted Score:Ohio State 28,Washington 20

3.Oklahoma vs. 6.Notre Dame
Notre Dame’s defense holds Oklahoma’s offense to a field goal at the beginning of the fourth quarter to give Oklahoma a two point lead,33-31.Ian Book and the Notre Dame offense go on a ten minute scoring drive that ends the game and puts Notre Dame in the semifinals.Predicted Score:Notre Dame 38,Oklahoma 33

2.Clemson vs. 7.Georgia
Georgia wins on a field goal after getting a pivotal stop at the two minute mark.Predicted Score:Georgia 34,Clemson 31

1.Alabama vs. 4.Ohio State
Alabama spurns Ohio State’s not so good defense in a comeback win with two passing touchdowns by Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter.Predicted Score:Alabama 27,Ohio State 23

6.Notre Dame vs. 7.Georgia
Georgia blows out Notre Dame led by a great rushing attack and Jake Fromm starting the game 17-17 passing as well as Georgia holding Notre Dame to their least amount of points of the 2018-19 season.Predicted Score:Georgia 49,Notre Dame 13

1.Alabama vs. 7.Georgia
Georgia lost to ‘Bama once,but Jake Fromm leads a game-winning drive in the closing seconds to beat Alabama and become the National Champions.Georgia 28,Alabama 27

The top five college football classes after the early signing period according to ESPN

Players rankings are according to the 2019 ESPN 300.

1.Alabama Crimson Tide
Early Signing Period Review:Bama is at the top again with two months to stay at the top before the late signing period.Despite losing the top safety in the country early on Wednesday in Daxton Hill to Michigan,the Tide landed the number two ranked safety in the ESPN 300 in Jordan Battle who flipped from Ohio State who he had been committed to since June.Five star running back Trey Sanders from IMG Academy signed with the Tide on Wednesday as well as ESPN 300 tackle Evan Neal.

Top Three Signed/Committed Recruits
4.Pierce Quick OT Trussville,AL Hewitt-Trussville High School Signed
18.Trey Sanders RB Bradenton,FL IMG Academy Signed
36.Evan Neal OT Bradenton,FL IMG Academy Signed

2.Georgia Bulldogs
Early Signing Period Review:Again the fight for the top of the class rankings resides between three SEC schools (Bama,UGA,A&M).Landing LB Nakobe Dean,the number twenty-three ranked player in the ESPN 300 was huge for the dawgs.

Top Three Signed/Committed Players
2.Nolan Smith DE Bradenton,FL IMG Academy Signed
11.Clay Webb OC Oxford,AL Oxford High Signed
23.Nakobe Dean OLB Hornlake,MS Hornlake High Signed

3.Texas A&M Aggies
Early Signing Period Review:No big fish in Jimbo Fisher’s first full class committed for the first time and signed with the Aggies bit A&M did sign most of their players already committed.

Top Three Signed/Committed Players
3.Kenyon Green OT Humble,TX Atascocita High Signed
29.Brian Williams S Dallas,TX Bishop Dunne High Signed
64.DeMarvin Leal DT Converse,TX Judson High Signed

4.Michigan Wolverines
Early Signing Period Review:Flipping former Alabama commit and number one safety Daxton Hill was the biggest flip on all of Wednesday.Hill was previously committed to the Wolverines and Alabama in the process.

Top Three Signed/Committed Players
13.Daxton Hill S Tulsa,OK Booker T. Washington High Signed
38.Mazi Smith DT Kentwood,MI East Kentwood High Signed
42.Christopher Hinton DT Norcross,GA Greater Atlanta Christian School Signed

5.Oregon Ducks
Early Signing Period Review:Obviously landing the nation’s number one player in Kayvon Thibodeaux was huge for the ducks.Mykael Wright,the nation’s number one cornerback,also signed with the ducks,who was another big signing in Eugene.

Top Three Signed/Committed Players
1.Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Westlake Village,CA Oaks Christian High Signed
19.Mykael Wright CB Valencia,CA Valenica High Signed
55.Mase Funa OLB Santa Ana,CA Mater Dei High Signed

Breaking down day one (of the early signing period)

The number one safety in the country,Daxton Hill,will sign with Michigan,pushing them all the way up to number four in the class rankings.Hill was committed to Michigan and Alabama previously in the process.Jordan Battle,the number two safety,flipped from Ohio State who he had been committed to since June,to sign with Alabama.

Tyler Davis,the number seven defensive tackle in the ESPN 300,has signed with Clemson.

The number four ranked athlete in the country,Jeremiah Criddell,signed with Oklahoma.

Noah Cain,the fourth best running back in the country,signed with Penn State.

DE Lloyd Summerall,TE Keon Zipperer,and OG Deyavie Hammond all signed with Florida.

The #10 player in the ESPN 300,Zach Harrison,chose Ohio State.The linebacker chose the Buckeyes over Big 10 rivals Michigan and Penn State.

The #9 Safety in the ESPN 300 Raymond Woodie signs with Florida State.

Trey Sanders,the number two running back in the ESPN 300,has signed with Alabama.

Nakobe Dean,the number twenty-three ranked player in the country,signed with Georgia over other SEC heavyweights including Alabama,Ole Miss,LSU,and Auburn.

ESPN 300 offensive tackle Evan Neal picked Alabama to sign with over Georgia,Florida,and Miami.

Conference Realignment (Part 5):The perfect realignment in the ACC if Notre Dame and some other school joined (in all sports) (My ACC Realignment)

So let’s say that Notre Dame (FINALLY) joins the ACC along with West Virginia.
They could fit into North and South divisions (not perfectly but close enough).Here’s what they would look like:

South:Clemson,Duke,Florida State,Georgia Tech,Miami,North Carolina,North Carolina State,Wake Forest

North:Boston College,Louisville,Notre Dame,Pittsburgh,Syracuse,Virginia,Virginia Tech,West Virginia

IWSTBBACS’ 2018-19 College Football First Team All-American

Offense
QB:Kyler Murray,Oklahoma
RB:Travis Etienne,Clemson
RB:Darrell Henderson,Memphis
WR:Jerry Jeudy,Alabama
WR:Marquise Brown,Oklahoma
WR:Tylan Wallace,Oklahoma State
OT:Jonah Williams,Alabama
OT:Dalton Risner,Kansas State
OG:Terrone Prescod,NC State
OG:Beau Benzschawel
AP:Rondale Moore,WR,Purdue

Defense
DE:Clelin Ferril,Clemson
DE:Sutton Smith,Northern Illinois
DT:Christian Wilkins,Clemson
DT:Quinnen Williams,Alabama
LB:Devin White,LSU
LB:Josh Allen,Kentucky
LB:Ben Burr-Kirven,Washington
CB:DeAndre Baker,Georgia
CB:Julian Love,Notre Dame
S:Taylor Rapp,Washington
S:Deionte Thompson,Alabama

Special Teams
K:Andre Syzmt,Syracuse
P:Braden Mann,Texas A&M
KR/PR:Mecole Hardman,Georgia

Conference Realignment(Part 4):What if college football had eight power conferences?

*New Members*

These conferences are based off of football

ACC
Clemson
Duke
Florida State
Georgia Tech
Maryland *Came back from Big 10*
North Carolina
NC State
Virginia
Wake Forest

American (Old Big East)
Boston College
Cincinnati
Louisville *Came back from ACC*
Miami *Came back from ACC*
Pittsburgh*Came back from ACC*
Syracuse *Came back from ACC*
South Florida
Virginia Tech *Came back from ACC*
West Virginia *Came back from Big 12*

Big 12
Baylor
Iowa State
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
TCU
Texas
Texas A&M *Came back from SEC*
Texas Tech

Big 10
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Northwestern
Ohio State
Purdue
Wisconsin

C-USA
Central Florida *Came from American*
Houston *Came from American*
Kentucky *Came from SEC*
Memphis *Came from American*
Missouri *Came from SEC*
Nebraska *Came from Big 10*
Notre Dame *Came from Independents*
Penn State *Came from Big 10*
South Carolina *Came from SEC*

Mountain West
BYU *Came from Independents*
Boise State
Colorado *Came from Pac-12*
Colorado State
Fresno State
Hawaii
San Diego State
Utah *Came from Pac-12*
Utah State

Pac-12
Arizona
Arizona State
California
Oregon
Stanford
UCLA
USC
Washington
Washington State

SEC
Alabama
Arkansas
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
LSU
Mississippi State
Ole Miss
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

#1 High School Senior Football Recruit,Kayvon Thibodeaux, chooses Oregon over Alabama,Florida,and Florida State

Kayvon Thibodeax,the number one player in the ESPN 100 chose Oregon over Alabama,Florida,and Florida State.The defensive end’s mom really likes head coach Mario Cristobal,and Thibodeaux wants to take over the defense in Eugene.