Nick Saban Offers Short Answer When Asked If He Thinks Alabama Deserves Playoff Berth
During the college football season, Alabama prepares to play in the Southeastern Conference championship and maintain its position as a top-four contender for the College Football Playoff.
However, the Crimson Tide (10-2) sit in a different position late in the ’22 season. The Crimson Tide are currently not in the top five CFP rankings .. They have two losses in the final game to Tennessee and LSU.
But following Alabama’s dominant 49-27 victory against Auburn in the Iron Bowl coupled with the chaos taking place across the college football landscape on Saturday, things could change in favor of the Tide when the next set of rankings is released Nov. 29.
After the game, when Saban was asked if he felt that Alabama deserved one of the top four spots to compete for the program’s fourth CFP title, the 71-year-old provided a nonchalant response.
“That’s not my job to say,” Saban said on the broadcast following the game. “I love our team. I wish we had the chance. … We will hopefully get one. We’ll see.”
Georgia (12-0) will probably remain No. Next week’s rankings will rank 1 No. 3 Michigan (12-0) defeated No. 2 Ohio State (11-1) handily and No. 4 TCU (12-0) crushed Iowa State, meaning the Wolverines and Horned Frogs should occupy the other two spots in the top three. The outcomes of the LSU-Texas A&M, USC-Notre Dame and Trojans games on Saturday night will all play a major role in determining if Alabama is in the CFP mix.
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