That plus a complete look at a massively important slate of Week 10 college football games by Dennis Dodd @dennisdoddcbs 37s ago • 7 min read In the run-up to what some are calling Game of the Century III, there is a central question regarding No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 LSU: Does Bama even have to win? As good as the Crimson Tide have been, and considering the way the College Football Playoff Selection Committee operates, the answer is actually easy: No.It didn’t matter in 2011 when Alabama lost the first LSU game of that season in the old BCS days. It didn’t matter in 2016 when Ohio State lost a Big East division tiebreaker because of head-to-head defeat at the hands of Penn State. The Nittany Lions won the league. The Buckeyes went to the playoff. It didn’t matter last year when Alabama lost by double digits at Auburn, 10 days before the field was selected.That makes it three of the 16 berths in the first four CFPs being occupied by teams that didn’t so much as win their division outright.It may not matter again Saturday for Alabama, especially if it’s a close game. Just don’t tell Nick… Read full this story
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