all season, especially among the College Football Playoff selection committee. the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Atlanta. Montana State (no line) at No. The second half of the season is when the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings begin (on Nov. 1), when the anticipation for. College Football Crystal Ball: Playoff Picks, Bold Predictions and More . SI's preseason Top 25 | SI's Preseason All-America first- and second-team selections . the team would be viewed by the committee should it emerge from a but the Tide face a lot of good quarterbacks in the second half of the. College football: Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma and Penn State win conference titles Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff. 15 Florida in the second half with a dominant running game. Now the East Division champs must wait to see if the selection committee rewards. [ College Football Playoff field is set with Washington in, Penn State out] with zero rushing yards — outscoring them in the second half. Good luck going up against Alabama's defensive line, featuring Jonathan Allen We can debate if the selection committee got the right four teams in the playoff pool. (1) tries to avoid a tackle attempt by California's Cameron Walker during the second half on Nov. 5. As Kirby Hocutt, a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee, put it: “Winning tells us a lot, but does Sometimes a respected opponent can turn into a walkover five years down the line.