College Football Playoff Predictions

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College Football Playoff Rankings are as follows based on Saturday’s Results the top 4 Teams should be ranked as follows:

#1 LSU 13-0-(SEC Champs)

#2 Clemson- 13-0-(ACC Champs)

#3-Ohio State-12-0- Author’s Note: At the time of this writing the Big Ten Title game has not finished so the win/loss record only reflects Ohio State’s regular season results.

#4-Oklahoma-12-1(Big 12 Champs)

I feel strongly these are the four best College Football teams in our nation for the following reasons:

#1 LSU – I have LSU ranked #1 because they won the SEC and have top 25 victories against Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Texas and Georgia in yesterday’s SEC Championship also their strength of record and strength of schedule is extremely strong when compared to Clemson and Ohio State. They also have the top contender for the Heisman Trophy in their quarterback Joe Burrow who has broken numerous SEC and NCAA passing records for touchdowns and total yards.

#2 Clemson – I have Clemson ranked #2 in the Nation because they are the defending National Champions however the reason I have them ranked below LSU is they don’t have the signature victories that LSU has gained due to a weak schedule. As a result their best win will be against the 9-3 Virginia Cavaliers in yesterday’s ACC Championship Game.

#3 Ohio State – I have Ohio State ranked #3 due to the fact they are the best team in the Big Ten Conference however the Big Ten does not have the reputation of the ACC and SEC due to weak scheduling as a result Ohio State’s best victories have come against Penn State and a 9-3 Michigan squad.

#4 Oklahoma – I have Oklahoma ranked #4 thanks to Utah’s 37-15 loss to Oregon in the PAC-12 Championship Game this Utah loss opened the door for the #4 spot to be taken by the Big 12 Champ Oklahoma defeated Baylor for a second time in yesterday’s Big 12 Championship Game by a score of 30-23 in overtime.

Due to these ranking projections the match-ups would be as follows:

#4 Oklahoma Vs. #1 LSU in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

#3 Ohio State Vs. #2 Clemson in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl

Time will tell if I nailed them.

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Chaz Packan is a life-long Frederick County Resident who graduated from Linganore High School in 2010. He completed senior year work study with the Frederick Keys the local Orioles High-A Affiliate as well as contributing to the Linganore student newspaper The Lance. He was with the Keys from February 2010 to September 2016. While there he contributed to the Keys GameDay program conducting player interviews as well as writing GameDay features. Chaz completed studies at Frederick Community College obtaining an AA in Communications while at FCC, Chaz received an excellence in journalism award from his journalism professor for his contributions to the FCC student newspaper The Commuter. After completing his associates at FCC, Chaz started his own Facebook Live sports program called SportsTalk with Chaz which he did from his home from 2016 to 2017 interviewing several local sports personalities including Frank Herzog, Brenda Frese, Rob Ambrose and ESPN NFL Analyst Anita Marks. Recently, Chaz worked for local Republican Frederick County State Delegate Dan Cox in Annapolis as a Legislative Aide during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions. Chaz will be a regular contributor to the Tentacle touching on local and regional sports as well as his interest in the political process both locally and nationally touching on the issues from a conservative point of view. Tentacle Readers will enjoy Chaz’s depth of knowledge on the subjects he shares a passion for.