Can Tigers get into College Football Playoffs?

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 11, 2024 6:45 AM CT | Published: June 10, 2024 4:00 AM CT

The college football season is still more than two months away, but that hasn’t stopped people from identifying the top storylines and projecting how they think 2024 will play out.

One of the hot topics is which programs will participate in the first year of the expanded, 12-team College Football Playoff.

The five highest-ranked conference champions plus the next seven highest-ranked teams will be included in the field, and usual suspects including Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama are among the early favorites.

The most intriguing conversation surrounding the playoff for Memphis football fans is which program will represent the Group of Five leagues (the American Athletic Conference, the Mountain West, the Sun Belt, Conference USA and the MAC) as one of the top-ranked champions to join the playoff.


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Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner is the Memphis Tigers football beat writer. He is originally from Indiana but arrived in Memphis after spending two years in Tulsa, covering Oklahoma State football and basketball. He covered high school sports in Columbus, Indiana for two years before getting his Master’s degree in Sports Journalism at IUPUI. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.


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