In the spirit of March Madness, ESPN released a bracket showing what College Football would look like with a bracket of 64 teams. Clemson football was placed as No. 1 seed.
Everyone is preparing for the upcoming NCAA Tournament by filling out as many brackets as they possibly can with the hopes of picking the winner.
Many College Basketball fans have hopes of their favorite team cutting down the nets. Unfortunately, Clemson didn’t make the big dance.
So, for all of those Clemson football fans out there- as well as other fans of football schools- ESPN created a bracket of 64 teams for College Football. ESPN used its FPI matrix to create the bracket and seed the teams, and that meant Clemson was named a No. 1 seed in the Southeast Region.
Here’s a look at the full bracket:
I know this is just for fun and not real in anyway, but there are some major flaws in the seeding of this tournament. As a matter of fact, I think this shows us just how flawed the ESPN FPI is, but that’s a discussion for another day.
The other No. 1 seeds were Georgia in the East Region, Alabama in the South Region and LSU in the West Region. There’s no way in the world that LSU should be considered a No. 1 seed. The Tigers should be behind Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Ohio State and potentially even teams like Texas and Michigan.
Honestly, I’m not so sure that Georgia should deserve a No. 1 seed.
Outside of that, Florida is considered a No. 2 seed and, I personally just don’t see the Gators worthy of that high of a seed either. South Carolina is a No. 5 seed, which is certainly high.
After you get past the seeding, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg decided that he’d predict how the bracket would shape out. He had Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State advancing to the Final Four with the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs making it to the National Championship. Go figure.
Even in something fun like a made up bracket, ESPN has to push SEC bias in some way. It’s just sad in some ways, but still an interesting offseason topic.
After looking at the bracket they laid out, what teams would you have advancing to the Final Four? Comment below, Clemson football fans!