We are just a few short days away from the beginning of the 2014 college football season, which means we are a few short days from beginning the journey toward the first ever College Football Playoff. This year will see the best four teams in college football now vying for the right to be called national champions, as they will be chosen by a selection committee.
On Monday morning, Ralph Russo of the Associated Press released his projections, and one of them might shock you.
Despite the injury recently to starting quarterback Braxton Miller, Russo still sees the Ohio State ending up as one of the best four teams in the country when all is said and done in 2014.
Here is a look at how he sees the College Football Playoff eventually playing itself out.
at Sugar Bowl — No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 4 Ohio State
at Rose Bowl — No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Oregon
Alabama vs. Florida State
Again, bold prediction to even have the Buckeyes still in there. However, Russo immediately defended himself on twitter, reminding everyone that despite Miller being out, this team is still being led by that Urban Meyer guy, who has shown that he’s not exactly the worst head coach in the game.
And yes, I know Braxton Miller is out for the season. In Urban I trust. He’s got a pretty good track record.
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 25, 2014
Of course, this is college football and anything can happen. What do you think? Should the Buckeyes be counted out just because they lost Miller for the season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.