Although the initial rankings typically don’t wind up looking anything like the final rankings (Remember when Mississippi State was No. 1 in the country???) it is still always fun to speculate how the playoffs may look come the end of the season.
Just because a team is in contention for the playoff doesn’t mean that the season will end with the playoff dream becoming a reality. With that being said, here are the nightmare scenarios for each team with a realistic chance at making the college football playoff.