2019 NCAA Football Prediction: Championships/Playoff

By now, you have seen where I ranked each team in all the power five conferences. But now we will take a look at all the Conference Championship games and which teams will be in the Playoffs. 

National Championship Trophy” by Penn State is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

We will also take a look at who wins the National Championship and the 2019 Heisman winner. Will the Heisman winner be another player from Oklahoma like it was the past two seasons (Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray) or is it Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa to take?

Let’s first start with the Conference Championship:

PAC-12 Championship:  

Washington (10-2) versus Utah (9-3)

Winner: Washington

BIG TEN Championship:

Michigan (10-2) versus Iowa (9-3)

Winner: Michigan

Big XII Championship:

Oklahoma (11-1) versus Texas (10-2)

Winner: Texas

SEC Championship:

Alabama (11-1) vs.  Georgia  (11-1)

Winner: Georgia

ACC Championship:

Clemson (12-0) vs. Miami  (8-4)

Winner: Clemson

Now that we know all the conference champions, let’s see how makes the playoffs and why?

College Football Playoffs:

1. Clemson versus 4. Alabama
2. Georgia versus 3. Michigan

It’s clear that Clemson, Alabama, and Georgia are likely the top three teams in the nation and if they do as predicted, they will easily make it to the playoffs regardless of what happens in their conference championship.

But Michigan will surprise a lot of folks, coach Harbaugh has a lot of pressure on him this year to actually do something. As you read in the Big Ten, Ohio State has a new QB, new coach, and new system which helped Harbaugh sneak in a win in the season finale to get to the championship game.

But it wasn’t until Oklahoma’s loss to Texas in their conference championship that Michigan made it.  Kind of how we saw things play out last year between the two conferences.

But how will Michigan fair in the game against Georgia? We’ll talk about that in the National Championship section below.  But first,  let’s see how will win the 2019 Heisman trophy.

Heisman Trophy Winner:

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Heisman Trophy Runner-Up:

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Heisman Trophy Third Place:

Sam Ehlinger,  QB,  Texas

Although,  Ehlinger and Texas didn’t make the playoffs, he continuously puts up huge numbers including the most passing touchdowns in the season. But Tua and Lawrence are the best two QBs on the best two teams, and there’s no arguing that they deserve to be the winners. 

Tua wins the Heisman, but will he revenge his loss to Clemson a year ago with another win in round 5 of their playoff meeting? Let’s find out who makes it to the National Championship!

National Championship:

1. Clemson versus 2. Georgia

Winner: Georgia 

Okay, this may be a bit of a stretch, but Kirby Smart didn’t come to the 

Georgia Bulldogs just to sat at home and watch his mentor, Nick Saban, continue to win National Championships. It’s got to happen someday, so why not let it happen this year. I mean this is likely the best team that Georgia has had since Smart as taken over.

I know that’s saying a lot seeing that they lost several offensive players to the NFL over the past few years, but every great team like Clemson and Alabama do. It’s a matter of how well the team plays with the new pieces and this will be the best season of Georgia QB Jake Fromm’s college career. 

If you don’t think that the Georgia Bulldogs have a chance, let’s watch how they plan this season and take a look at the important games of the week as we are officially set to kick off the College season at full. 

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