Alabama has one blemish on its college football schedule, but it has started a debate.
The Crimson Tide suffered a 10-point loss to Texas at home. Alabama is not the same team it was then; however, the College Football Playoff Committee favors Texas over the Tide because of the head-to-head. The Longhorns do not have the resume of Alabama, but the Committee does not see it that way. Alabama needs Texas to lose one of its three remaining matchups for a chance to get into the playoff, but an ESPN analyst feels this version of the Tide would perform better against Texas.
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Peter Burns of SEC Network says if Alabama and Texas met on a neutral field, he has the Tide as a 10-point favorite.
“If you put Alabama and Texas on a neutral field, I would make Alabama a 10-point favorite.”
— Barrett Sallee 🇺🇸 (@BarrettSallee) November 17, 2023
If both teams fail to make the playoff, a projection has them facing each other in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
A rematch between the Tide and Texas would be a great consolation prize if Alabama does not get into the CFP.
We will see what happens, but Burns offered an interesting perspective.
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