Between midterms, protests on campus, sports practice, homework, and sitting idly, few students at Brown pay attention to the Division I FBS college football season (We play in the FCS, the second tier division). Still, if you have friends from home that go to universities with tailgates and huge stadiums, you might want to catch up on the season before winter break. Here’s what you need to know to sound like you haven’t been living under a rock:
This Saturday (December 5) kicks off championship weekend for the Big 10, Pac 12, ACC, and SEC, the results of which will determine the four teams that the college football playoff committee selects to go on to the College Football Playoff. As of now, there are only eight teams left in contention.
Already buying plane tickets:
Oklahoma: Oklahoma finished the season as champions of the Big 12 conference last week with a win over Oklahoma State. Their only loss so far has been against Texas, and they have wins against four top 25 opponents. With no more games left to play, Oklahoma is guaranteed one of the four spots.
Alabama: On Saturday, Alabama will face off against a two-loss Florida team that has struggled all of November, most notably when they barely escaped a terrible Florida Atlantic team. Alabama has been consistent all season, will win this game and go on to the playoff barring another miracle.