With the proposed expansion of the 12-team college football playoffs officially under review, we’re going to move on to more teams with a chance at the end of the regular season to win it all in the near future. But until that happens, bowl projections are expected to remain relatively chalky with no change in the balance of power nationwide.
Paul Finebaum said this week that he sees Clemson as the team least likely to return to the playoffs after the last four of last season, somewhat surprising when looking at the Tigers’ schedule this season. Dabo Swinney’s side have won 28 straight home games and have a chance to be a favorite with three touchdowns – or more – in every conference game this season leading up to the league title game.
If the Tigers beat Georgia in the season opener, they’re all but set for another semifinal appearance.
As for the rest of our summer bowl screenings, there is a wide range of potential elite teams vying for the other playoff spots, not to mention the rest of the New Years Six games and games. high level bowl.
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We’re updating our preseason bowl projections again ahead of the July lull, before the hype kicks in at SEC Media Days and the rest of the college football world gears up for the start of. the 2021 season: