The latest College Football Playoff rankings are out and curiously the West Virginia Mountaineers fall from #13 to #16. The Texas Longhorns, the #2 seed in the Big 12 Championship, are two spots ahead of the Mountaineers at #14. The Longhorns opponent in the Championship Game, the Oklahoma Sooners, rise one spot to #5.
West Virginia fans should be rooting for Oklahoma to absolutely demolish the Longhorns and for Alabama to strangle the Georgia Bulldogs, who rose to #4. If Alabama takes Georgia to the woodshed and Oklahoma shows off its historic, explosive offense, the Sooners could easily find themselves in the Playoffs.
While a Longhorns loss wouldn’t allow the Mountaineers to jump them and take the Big 12 spot in the Sugar Bowl - because why would anything the Big 12 does make any sense - it would allow West Virginia to take the league’s top non-NY6 bowl slot in the Alamo Bowl.