Much has changed about 2020 in the world of college football. But as the old saying goes: “the more things change the more they stay the same.” At least that is the case when it comes to the ACC and SEC titles. That’s because, once again, it is Clemson and Alabama sitting on top of the pile. The Tigers came into the day looking to avenge their only loss of the season to Notre Dame, and they did just that, strolling past the Fighting Irish to win 34-10. Trevor Lawrence, who did not get to play in that first meeting betwene the two in South Bend due to Covid-19, was his usual self, throwing for over 300 yards and two touchdowns.
The difference came in the second quarter, truthfully, in which Clemson outscored their opponents 17-0 and virtually sealed off the game. The night cap on Saturday was the SEC Championship, pitting Alabama against Florida. Few gave the Gators a true chance, especially after a loss to an under .500 LSU last week, but they put up a fight on the way to losing 52-46 to the Crimson Tide in Atlanta. The Tide couldn’t really stop the Gators’ offense, with Kyle Trask throwing for three touchdowns and over 400 yards (possibly good enough to land him the Heisman despite having three losses on the season), but they couldn’t be stopped, either. Running back Najee Harris was incredible, scoring five touchdowns in total as Alabama wrapped up the #1 overall seed in the CFP. Speaking of which, the field looks like a lock at this point as Ohio State also won, seeing off Northwestern 22-10 in the Big Ten Championship game. Most believe Notre Dame will get the fourth spot despite its loss, with Texas A&M being the team to miss out at #5. We’ll see on Sunday, but it’s very likely going to be that way when it shakes out.