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Did Stanford Have a Claim to the College Football Playoff?

Stanford's #6 ranking put it right on the cusp of the 4-team College Football Playoffs, and many agreed that Stanford did not deserve a spot in the top four. But maybe we shouldn't react so quickly because the answer just might be a bit more nuanced than we all realize...

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In this edition of Cardinal CounTree, Matt Vassar discusses whether the Cardinal had a legitimate claim to make the playoffs. Also, with three Pac-12 championships in the past four years, is Stanford a dynasty? To finish the show, he wonders if David Shaw belongs in the conversation along with Nick Saban and Urban Meyer of premiere coaches across the country.

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Note: The article referenced in this episode is available here.