On Saturday as OU fans settle into their seats to watch the Sooners pummel West Virginia updates from the Auburn/Alabama game will trickle in. Many OU fans will cheer anytime it is announced that Auburn is on top of the Crimson Tide.
You see rooting against Alabama is akin to rooting against Texas, OSU, or Notre Dame for Sooner fans. It is simply what we do. In this case, OU fans should think twice before jumping on the War Eagle bandwagon.
Here’s my concern…OU is a one-loss team that plays in the Big 12 Conference, which means that OU will never be a slam dunk to make the playoffs with a loss. Making matters worse is the fact that that one loss is to an Iowa State team that may be a five-loss team after Saturday.
This is what we know…the Miami/Clemson winner will be in the playoffs. We also know that if an undefeated Wisconsin team pulls a miracle and finds a way to beat Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game the Badgers will be in as well. Then we can rest assured that no selection committee would have the courage to overlook the winner of the SEC.
If that team is Auburn, we will have a real mess on our hands. At that point the selection committee will be forced to choose between a one loss SEC team (Alabama) and a one loss Big 12 team (Oklahoma).
I wouldn’t spend a lot of money in Vegas betting on OU if this were to happen.
Hopefully, Wisconsin will lose to Ohio State in two weeks, but just to be safe, let’s root for Alabama over Auburn this Saturday.