Not every game this week is a conference championship game. There are some make up games the most notable being Stanford at California. I believe it will be on the same time as the Alabama- Georgia game. I figure the Pac 12 game will be more palatable for us viewers here at caste. Oklahoma was selected 5th in the rankings one ahead of Ohio State. Georgia is at 4 but will likely plummet a bit with a loss to Alabama. So if I am correctly reading the tea leaves if Oklahoma beats Texas I don't see how Ohio State squeezes in? I find it hard to believe Texas will beat Oklahoma twice this season so if Alabama wins against Georgia Alabama will likely play Oklahoma although there is a rumor Oklahoma will jump Notre Dame which means Notre Dame would end up playing Alabama. I have no idea on that but it would be unfair to drop undefeated Notre Dame at this point. Then again maybe the committee members are relishing a caste fiesta final with Oklahoma and Alabama. I think Ohio State will beat Northwestern but don't expect a blowout. Northwestern is an old school tough gritty team (unlike many of those pansy outfits out of the Big 12) so expect them to put up a good fight. Now if Georgia beats Alabama expect both of those SEC teams to advance to the playoffs. That is even worse.They wouldn't dare leave off their beloved Alabama. Some are even saying if Georgia keeps it close they could squeeze in. How awful would that be? That would mean Georgia would play Alabama again in the semifinal playoff. Gag me for crying out loud. Get a clue committee members. Bad enough Oklahoma probably gets in so if things go accordingly Alabama would play Oklahoma in a caste fest extravaganza final. The big fly in the ointment is if Clemson ( my favorite among the remaining contenders) gets knocked off by Pittsburgh which is not impossible. But if Clemson wins as expected they will likely play Notre Dame in the other semifinal. If Clemson loses I have no clue what will happen but I figure they will shove in 2 SEC teams if that were to happen. Whatever way the cookie crumbles I only have two teams left to root for against the Alabama side of the bracket. Clemson but if they lose I would easily root for Notre Dame against the caste brigade of either Oklahoma, Alabama or Georgia. If Oklahoma loses and Ohio State wins the Buckeyes are still not assured a playoff spot. Depends on how Georgia looks against Alabama. Which is a crock of you know what but the SEC is seen as the pinnacle of achievement, not to mention a resting home for full bore caste. Anybody have a headache yet? Ha. Not the best arrangement that is for sure. At the end of the day I could live with either Clemson or Notre Dame winning the whole thing. Even Ohio State. I will be rooting against Alabama, Oklahoma and or Georgia all the way through.