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Larry Scott Says There’s ‘No Reason’ Why An Undefeated PAC-12 Team Can’t Make The Playoff

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PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes an undefeated team from the conference will make the playoff.

The PAC-12 will start football November 6, and teams in the league will all play seven games. Obviously, that’s not a lot of time before the playoff starts. Yet, the commissioner isn’t worried. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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“There’s no reason an impressive 7-0 Pac-12 champion is not going to be in that conversation,” Scott said during a Saturday interview on Fox about a PAC-12 squad making the playoff.

You can listen to his full comments below.

I honestly feel bad for the playoff committee. Teams are all going to play a different number of games, it’s going to be chaos and they still are tasked with finding the four best teams.

The SEC literally started play Saturday, and the PAC-12 won’t get rolling until November. It’s an unreal situation to be a part of.

 

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As for the PAC-12 having an undefeated champion in the playoff, it’s hard to see how a 7-0 champion could be kept out.

It’s borderline impossible to see how a 7-0 Oregon gets kept out if there are fewer than four undefeated teams.

 

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I’m going to go ahead and assume that Texas will lose at some point, which almost certainly means the Big 12 won’t have an undefeated champion.

That leaves the door open for somebody from the PAC-12 to get in.

 

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We’ll see what happens, but I see a path for a PAC-12 to make the playoff if they go undefeated.