COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS
Below are the official College Football Playoff Rankings Top 8 College Football teams. We are going to highlight what will need to happen for the likes of UCF or even Michigan to creep back into the top four college football playoff discussion. The 13-member College Football Playoff Committee will have the final say on who gets to compete for the 2018-2019 College Football National Championship.
TEXAS VS OKLAHOMA
I keep seeing a hashtag on Twitter that insinuates that College Football is rigged. When you look at the intricacies of this Big 12 Championship contest, you may want whoever is behind the curtain to keep making these magical College Football games occur. I believe it is up to the players on the field to dictate the final outcome, even if the odds may be stacked against them in every way, shape or form. Forget Texas vs Oklahoma or even the Oklahoma vs Ohio State debate. Let's take a look at what has been going on with the Longhorns and Buckeyes, as of late and how if College Football is rigged, Texas could be graciously taking a defeat to fuel more fire to the Sooners case over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff rankings.
ZACH SMITH TOM HERMAN
In the 247 Sports article titled Zack Smith: Herman wanted to bring Meyer down. Author Jordan James is able to illustrate through a series of Tweets from former Ohio State Coach Zach Smith that paints a very vivid picture of the relationship between Texas and Ohio State in College Football Today. We have already well documented what kind of Coaches Urban Meyer has hired on his staff and it begs to question if Tom Herman was just doing what was right in a very dark situation? Below is an excerpt from an article about Trevon Grimes, who was called the N-word by Zach Smith in a racially charged argument heard by fellow teammates that was also allegedly covered up by Coach Meyer and Ohio State University. Click button to read full story by Brett McMurphy.
The Urban Meyer Coaching Tree - The Brotherhood
At the time of the meeting in Fort Lauderdale, based on Stadium’s original reporting and a subsequent Ohio State-issued investigation and report, Meyer knew the following about Zach Smith on Oct. 9, 2017:
In 2009, Smith had been arrested in Gainesville for "aggravated battery of a pregnant female [his then wife Courtney Smith]". The charges were eventually dropped.
* On May 8, 2014, in connection with a recruiting trip to Florida, Smith allegedly spent at least $600 at a Miami strip club with high school coaches and former Ohio State assistant/current Texas coach Tom Herman.
* Between 2014-16, Smith’s credit cards and replacement cards were allegedly declined numerous times when he was booking rental cars for recruiting trips. Allegedly, he also had delinquent payments on his iPhones and other costs associated with bowl games.
* In October 2015, Smith was allegedly investigated by the Powell (Ohio) Police Department on two charges of domestic violence against Courtney Smith. He was not charged.
* In 2015 and 2016, Zach Smith was regularly late to practice and workouts and failed to appear at scheduled recruiting visits to high schools, despite incorrectly reporting internally that he had.
* In June 2016, based on advice from Meyer, Smith was admitted to a drug treatment facility in Mason, Ohio, for addictions a source said cost the school about $40,000. Thus, Meyer knew all of this about Smith’s disturbing past, but it would be nearly eight months before any of that became public.
I don't know how much the disdain is right now in Austin, TX, but I do know that if Texas looks sluggish, it's more then likely it's because they hate Ohio State for the lack of morality displayed in their coaching staff. The house that Jim Tressel built is still standing strong as one of the best college football programs in America in the win column, but they are starting to bring the entire sport down in its entirety with their off the field antics and lack of proper judgement. That being said, I wish all the teams involved in the College Football Playoff a great weekend, as the sole focus should remain on the young men who play the game we know and love at College Football Today.
OHIO STATE VS NORTHWESTERN 2018
The Northwestern Wildcasts come in as heavy underdogs heading into their Big Ten Championship contest against the offensive juggernaut that is the Ohio State Buckeyes at 8-4 on the season. The Buckeyes have made significant strides in play after their loss to Purdue, but nearly lost to a Maryland team that got dismantled by Penn State. The lack of consistency out of Ohio State this year has been hard to bear, as they have the most talent of probably any team in the nation when you look at Top College Football Recruiting classes in years past. This year, Ohio State is not ranked as highly in Team CFB Recruiting rankings and you start to wonder if the off-season that was uncovered has played a part in the drop in recruiting. Northwestern has been fairly inconsistent themselves this year, but have found ways to win big games against the likes of Michigan State and only lost to Michigan by a score of 20-17 earlier in the season. I discredited Northwestern's win against Illinois by a score of 24-17, but if you look at their season, this is the type of ball control football they like to play. In all 8 of the Wildcats wins they have not won one game by more then 10 points, no matter who they play. I accredit this to a tight knit unit that has bought into a unique coaching philosophy and with the up and down play of both teams, Northwestern is fully capable of ending the Buckeyes College Football Playoff hopes in dramatic fashion. Depending on how mentally prepared the Buckeyes show up, as they cannot compete athletically with the Buckeyes, but seem to find ways to win, week in and week out in College Football Today.
CFB PLAYOFF RANKINGS 2018
We already previewed the Alabama vs Georgia SEC Championship match-up that will also dictate the CFB Playoff Rankings and what UCF would need to do to climb into one of the four CFB playoff ranking positions.
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