Ohio State University does not make College Football Playoff

  • Ohio State University does not make College Football Playoff

Ohio State University does not make College Football Playoff

They have the aforementioned Louisiana Lafayette and The Citadel next season as two of their non-conference games.

Alabama and Ohio State would have gotten a chance to settle it on the field, and none of the Power 5 conference champs would have been left out.

The Alabama-Ohio State debate was the trickiest of the playoff era.

Clemson will be making its second appearance in the Sugar Bowl. It would be 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5. The Buckeyes went on to win the national championship that year. The Tigers entered the week at No. 2. Ohio State was the first, being selected last season over Big Ten champion Penn State.

In 2014, fans of TCU and Baylor were upset when Ohio State jumped the Texas schools on championship weekend.

"The College Football Playoff committee had a job to do, and they did it". And the Tide's inclusion also means its the first time the playoff has taken two teams from the same conference.

The Buckeyes' 55-24 loss to an unranked Iowa (7-5) on November 4 proved too much for the 13 committee members to overcome, especially in light of the fact that Alabama hasn't lost to an unranked team in the last decade and has never lost any game under Saban by more than 14 points.

The College Football Playoff committee sent the Crimson Tide to a fourth straight semifinal even after sitting out the SEC title game. The defending national champions have made the National Championship Game in each of the past two seasons. Oklahoma makes the playoff for the second time, its first appearance since 2015.

After 13 weeks of college football and one Conference Championship Weekend, the final College Football Playoff Rankings were revealed. 2 Auburn (10-3) - the only team they've lost to all season - with a 28-7 win Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. We say likely and probably because the bowl assignments weren't immediately revealed when the top four was.