We are just a few short weeks from the beginning of the college football season. This will be the second year for the College Football Playoff, and if this season is anything like last season’s fans should be in for a treat at least through most of the country. However, in the football rich Southeastern Conference, the College Football Playoff may not be such a good thing.

Some college football analysts have as many as nine teams in their preseason polls. This includes all seven teams from arguably the toughest division in the nation, the SEC West. If you throw in Georgia and a resurging Tennessee, how can any team expect to escape the division unscathed? There is a real possibility that the SEC Championship Game could have two teams with two losses.

 There is not another conference in the country that has this issue. It is safe to say that the Big 12 learned from their mistake last year. In May, the conference decided just who would represent them in the case of a tie as happened with Baylor and TCU this past season.  The head-to-head winner will move on.

The Big Ten has just a few teams that are of elite caliber. Ohio State is obvious considering they are the defending champions. Beyond them, Michigan State and Wisconsin are about all you have. The jury is out on the Harbaugh lead Wolverines.

The ACC has less to show than the Big 10. Florida State will most likely come back down to earth this year. Clemson has an opportunity to make some noise, but the rest of the conference is still trying to find itself.

The Pac 12 was supposed to be the next conference to push the SEC. That never really materialized last year. A poor performance from Oregon didn't help their cause.

What does this have to do with the SEC? The fact of the matter is there is the possibility of an undefeated team coming from each of the other four conferences. Considering how everything went down with the selection team last year, this would leave the SEC out.

As much as the selection committee wants you to think anything is possible, they proved last year that they were no better at picking teams than the computer. Last year’s Ohio State and Oregon College Football Championship Game was nothing more than a glorified and one game. The committee took the easy way out, and if they do that again this year, the Southeastern Conference could find themselves as the odd conference out of the College Football Playoff.

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