Who Will Be in the 2024 College Football Playoffs? Hint: FSU Won't Be in

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Dec/02/2023

Alabama beating Georgia and ending the Bulldogs 29-game win streak really throws the decision making process out of whack.  In the end FSU became the first ever undefeated team to miss out on the Playoffs.

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In any other year, the Crimson Tide would be practically guaranteed a spot in the playoffs.  But Bama lost by ten points to Texas earlier in the season and the Longhorns are Big 12 champs following a statement win against Oklahoma State, 49-21.

The Longhorns only loss on the season was at home against Oklahoma, 34-30.

Both Bama and the Longhorns will be part of this year's College Football Playoffs with Georgia and undefeated FSU out.

The Longhorns opened the season at 18-1 odds to win the CFP title with their price getting as long as 20-1 in early October.

Longhorns fans heartily booed and chanted “S-E-C!, S-E-C!” while Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark address the crowd before presenting the championship trophy after Ewers.  Texas heads to the SEC next season.

It was the fourth Big 12 title for the Longhorns (12-1, No. 7 CFP), and first since 2009.

Alabama's win over Georgia almost looked as if the conference that has captured six of nine national titles since implementation of the current four-team format might not even be appearing in the CFP.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban insisted ahead of Saturday's big SEC Championship game his team would deserve a spot in the playoffs with a win over the two-time reigning champion Bulldogs.

“I think that the SEC is one of the best conferences in the country. I think Georgia is one of the best teams in the country. I think they’re one of the best four teams in the country,” Saban said. “I think if we beat them, we’d be one of the best four teams in the country.”

No. 3 Washington is the 2023 Pac-12 champion, defeating No. 5 Oregon 34-31 and moving to a perfect 13-0 record.  Their quarterback, Michael Penix Jr., is among the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.

Penix Jr. went from 20-1 to open the season to 8-5, then back to 20-1. 

Oddsmakers now list LSU's Jayden Daniels as the overwhelming favorite to win the 2023 Heisman Trophy.

Daniels won't play again prior to Heisman votes being due Monday.

Washington opened the season at 66-1 to win the College Football Playoff Championship.

In Washington’s one and only CFP semifinal appearance in the 2016 Peach Bowl, the Huskies lost to Alabama 24-7. They were expected to play in either the Rose Bowl or Sugar Bowl this post season.

Lines available soon after at BetOnline.

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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