Conference Championship Week has come and gone in College Football and the playoff field is set. Alabama, Michigan, Georgia, and Cincinnati in that order are your four playoff teams. The Brians recap Conference Championship Week (0:00-16:27) looking at the Power 5 + AAC title games. They then give their reaction to the Playoff teams (16:27-19:53) both incredibly thankful that Cincinnati is in and wonder what the committee would have done with a Big 12 Champion and 1-loss Oklahoma State team.
The Heisman Finalists were also announced (19:27-22:18) with Aidan Hutchinson, CJ Stroud, Kenny Pickett, and Bryce Young all receiving invitations. The Brians believe this is Bryce Young’s trophy and the rest are there for the experience.
Elsewhere in College Football, there were a number of coaching vacancies filled following a wild week in the carousel last week. The guys recap the new coaches (22:18-39:00) focusing on Marcus Freeman at Notre Dame, Brent Venables to Oklahoma, Mario Cristobal to Miami, Joe Moorhead taking the Akron job surprisingly, and Brent Pry taking over at Virginia Tech.
Switching gears to the world of College Basketball, it was a tough night for B-Fox as we recorded as his Hoosiers blew a double-digit lead at Wisconsin to lose to the Badgers. However, he is a true professional and powered on despite that hindrance. The guys break down their winners and losers (39:10-end) from the past week and a half. Alabama knocking off Gonzaga will always receive high praise from this show and that’s exactly what the Tide did in Seattle last week. The top of the Pac-12 has been superb with UCLA, Arizona, and USC playing at or above expectations. Ohio State had a monster week with a win over #1 Duke. And speaking of #1, Purdue was voted #1 in the AP Poll for the first time in program history.
On the losers’ side, just as good as the top of the Pac-12 has been, the bottom has been that bad. Oregon State, Cal, Stanford, Arizona State, and Washington have all massively struggled to start the season. Florida was coming off an impressive feast week and hot start to the season when things fell apart in losses at Oklahoma and at home against winless Texas Southern. Memphis has once again earned a spot after losing to fan and program favorite Tom Crean and the Georgia Bulldogs.