By Ray Hamill
The great thing about college football is that it’s the only sport where the playoffs essentially begin midway through the regular season.
That’s what happens when you only invite four teams out of 125 or so to the postseason party. When that’s the case, there is little room for error for any team that wants to be considered a contender, and any of them that lose early know they cannot afford to lose again.
With the first official playoff rankings due out this week, it will be interesting to see how the committee reacts to a Saturday that saw two of the top four teams falling.