俄亥俄州立大学(Ohio State)赢得德克萨斯州A十大冠军&M成为大学橄榄球季后赛现场的最后案例

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周六总结了会议冠军赛程 — in addition to other regular-season games. Entering the day, 阿拉巴马州, 圣母, Clemson and Ohio State held the top four spotsin that orderin the College Football Playoff rankings, with Texas A&M in fifth.
The top five has been unchanged since the College Football Playoff committee began releasing its weekly rankings on November 24.
The committee will release its four-team playoff selections on Sunday (two weeks later than originally planned), with the playoff semifinals scheduled for New Year’s Day and the championship game on January 11.
    But even if the top four teams end up being familiar, this has been far from a typical season, as the pandemic turned the sport, like so many other things, seemingly upside down.
    What will this latest College Football Playoff look like during a pandemic? After selection day, if one of the four teams is unable to play because of Covid-19 concerns, that team would not be replaced, CFP executive director Bill Hancock told ESPN 上个月.
    Covid has changed all of our lives, but it hasn’t changed our protocol at the CFP,” College Football Playoff selection committee chair Gary Barta said November 24. “We take a look at each team’s win/loss record. We look at the strength of schedule head-to-head, games played with common opponents, and eventually we’ll look at those who become conference champions.
    This season, the committee will rate teams that played as few as six games and as many as 11 — with conferences like the Big Ten starting the season in late October and Pac-12 in early November. 大 12, Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference started in September.

    Did No. 4 Ohio State do enough?

    One of those teams who only played six games is Ohio State. Down 22 players on Saturday, the Buckeyes came from behind to defeat No. 14 西北地区 22-10 to win the Big Ten title.
    在 6-0, Ohio State, one of many programs experiencing Covid-19 problems this season, had to cancel its game against Illinois earlier this season, while two other schools (Maryland and Michigan) had to cancel against the Buckeyes because of their own Covid-19 concerns.
    I’m not going to talk about other teams because I think we have enough to talk about positively about our program,” Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said to reporters Saturday. “But I’ll say this: If we have an opportunity to play anybody in the country in one game, I’m going to take the Ohio State Buckeyes. I feel strongly about this team. We’re made of unbelievable character, and they’ve been through so much.
    Currently on the outside looking in is Texas A&中号 (8-1), whose lone loss was to Alabama, 52-24. That loss kept the Aggies from reaching the SEC championship gamea key component for the committee. Top-ranked Alabama (10-0) faces No. 7 佛罗里达 (8-2) in the SEC title game on Saturday night.
    Seven straight SEC wins,” 德州A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher said, stating his case after his team defeated Tennessee 34-13 周六. “Some schools ain’t even played in seven games. Win seven in a row in the SEC and win eight overall. I don’t care what league you’re in. I don’t care what anybody else says. If you want to pick the best four teams, we’re one of them.
    The ACC title game on Saturday between Clemson (9-1) and Notre Dame (10-0) could feature half of the four-team playoff field. Clemson’s only loss came in double overtime on the road against the Fighting Irishand that was when Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence was sidelined because of Covid-19 protocol.

    Could the Rose Bowl be held outside of California?

    The playoff semifinals are scheduled to take place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, 加利福尼亚州, and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, 路易斯安那州. But with California’s latest restrictions, using the iconic Rose Bowl site could be in jeopardy.
    Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Hancock said that the hope is the state will let families attend at the Rose Bowl. Hancock didn’t give a timetable on when a decision would need to be made to potentially move that semifinal elsewhere if families aren’t permitted.
    Given the realities of 2020, we always reserve the right to make decisions as late as possible,” Hancock said. “例如, what happens if the state of California shuts down entirely and doesn’t allow any games? 所以, we’re keeping our eye on the situation, but we are planning to play that semifinal at the Rose Bowl.
    Could a team potentially decline a playoff spot if families aren’t allowed to attend?
      I’m not sure we’ll play in the playoffs if the parents can’t be there, to be honest with you,” Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said to reporters Friday. Kelly supported moving the semifinal at the Rose Bowl to a different location.
      The national championship game is scheduled to be held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, 佛罗里达.

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