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ESPN’s Dick Vitale makes a case for Alabama to get final spot in CFP

Dick Vitale on the red carpet for the 2022 ESPY Awards for ESPN.
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ESPN’s most charismatic broadcaster for college basketball has weighed in on the College Football Playoff.

Dick Vitale joins Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee among others to make his case for Alabama to be in the playoff. The Crimson Tide has two losses, but the chaos needed for it to have a playoff chance has happened. Several teams, including Tennessee, LSU, Clemson, USC, Ohio State, and TCU, have lost in the last two weeks. Some do not want to see the Tide get into the playoff, but Vitale does not believe any of these teams (except for Georgia) in these conference championship games are better than Alabama.

Vitale brings up Ohio State’s embarrassing loss to Michigan at home. He said Alabama deserves the No. 4 spot because the Crimson Tide was not defeated by three touchdowns at home. We will see how the CFP Committee goes about its deliberation, but the conversation is getting interesting.

RELATED: Nick Saban makes case for Alabama to make College Football Playoff

Selection Sunday is tomorrow morning via ESPN.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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