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Former Alabama player says Crimson Tide will get into CFP with victory over Georgia

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A College Football Playoff without the University of Alabama is becoming a possibility for some.

The CFP Committee has Alabama at No. 8 in the rankings with Texas (No. 7), Ohio State (No. 6), and Oregon (No. 5) ahead of it.

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It lost to Texas in week two of the college football season, but the Crimson Tide fell outside the top 10. Ohio State got beaten by Michigan late in the year, but it dropped to No. 6. Alabama fans are not happy with the Committee setting up a way to keep the Southeastern Conference out of the CFP — especially if the Tide beats Georgia — yet a former Tide standout sees his Alma mater in the playoff with a victory over the Bulldogs. Mark Ingram, a 2009 BCS National Champion, is a college football analyst for Fox Big Noon Kickoff. He delivered Alabama its first Heisman Trophy winner in school history and has success in the pros.

Ingram, in a debate with former USC quarterback Matt Leinart, said if Alabama wins it is in the CFP.

Ingram stated the Tide is not the same team now as it was in week two of the season.

He is correct because Jalen Milroe is playing confidently, the offensive line has clicked, wide receivers have stepped up, and the defense looks good. The Iron Bowl was a tough matchup, but facing Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium is always a challenge for Alabama. Ingram believes his school will have an opportunity to get into the CFP, regardless of what the Committee thinks.

Alabama battles Georgia on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for an SEC Championship.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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