The final regular season weekend of college football always provides some unexpected twists and turns, and this weekend was no different.
With the loss of undefeated Miami at unranked Pittsburgh, the college football world thought for sure that the Canes were out playoff contention. But that was Friday, then Saturday happened. Number 1, Alabama went to Auburn and got dominated in the Iron Bowl. Some people actually thought that was a bad thing for Miami, but in my opinion, it was the best thing that could have happened.
Alabama’s loss meant that Clemson, who handled South Carolina on Saturday night, would be the new number 1 team. And we all know who Miami plays this Saturday night. So the fact of the matter is, if Miami beats Clemson Saturday night and wins the ACC championship, they will be in. That narrative by the way has now become the national thinking, for the ACC it’s win and your in, even though Miami is now #7 in the AP poll, if they beat the number 1 team in the country on their away to a conference title than that will be enough to impress the committee and make it into the playoff.
So when all seemed lost Friday afternoon, here we stand now with the Hurricanes having second life and one more shot at playing for a national title.