The Battle for the Playoffs: Determining the Most Deserving One-Loss Team
As college football’s all-important regular season reaches its final weeks, the race for the four-team playoff is heating up. While the remaining undefeated teams hold the top spots, the one-loss powerhouses of Texas, Alabama, Oregon, and Louisville are determined to have a say in the playoff debate.
In the discussion of the “most deserving” teams, it is crucial to differentiate between the best teams and the most deserving ones. The selection committee holds the responsibility of determining the four best teams after the league championship weekend. With the expectation of considerable changes in the playoff rankings in the coming weeks, it is highly unlikely that any conference will have two teams in the playoffs unless chaos ensues.
While Tulane, another one-loss team in the College Football Playoff top