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Who To Root For In The College Football Playoff - A South Carolina Fan's Guide

Which team in the College Football Playoff will you adopt this year?

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Bowl-less for the first time since 2004, this time of year can be rough for Gamecock fans. Fortunately, Coach Will Muschamp and his new regime have generated plenty of buzz on the recruiting trail to keep reignite fan interest and enthusiasm.

Alas, this afternoon marks the beginning of the second-ever College Football Playoff. Finding a rooting interest in today’s games, and the subsequent National Championship, can be difficult. Conference cohorts? Fellow Gamecocks? State pride?

We’ve taken a look at all the factors and crunched the numbers to create a fool-proof diagram and process to help you breakdown who you should be rooting for in college football’s final four.