Alabama In; Ohio State Out In College Football Playoff
04 December, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Carla Brady
And the selection committee chose to put in the Crimson Tide, leaving OSU out.
I thought Ohio State would be picked because this would have been the most expedient result for the committee. Ohio State was voted No. 5 and Wisconsin No. 6.
"The precedent was really kind of set previous year in the Big Ten when Penn State beat Ohio State and Penn State won the Big Ten Championship", Saban told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on Saturday evening.
Alabama (11-1) made it 4-for-4 in the playoff, the only team that has made them all. The teams played another thriller last season and Clemson took the title in Tampa, Florida.
Ohio State won the Big Ten conference championship with a 27-21 victory over previous No. 4 Wisconsin (12-1) late Saturday, but also had one more loss than Alabama. "And I think that that consideration based on the kind of team they had then is very important".
Alabama earned the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff that was announced Sunday. Teams don't play well extremely well after they play us.
For the third consecutive year, Clemson has made the College Football Playoff. The other side of the ball won't be as fun, Georgia's rushing attack is fun even if the team has its limitations in the air and Oklahoma's defense is best described as "porous", but watching Mayfield spin it against the Bulldogs is going to be hot fire. However, their losses to Oklahoma (31-16 at home) and Iowa (55-24 on the road) haunt them. Three teams seem like locks for the playoff.
With how chaotic the final weeks of the season were, it raised the question of, if four is too small a number for the playoff field? Favoring a one-loss team without any substantial wins costs the fans more than it even costs the Buckeyes in the long term.
For the upcoming playoff, with the rankings official, let's say there was an eight-team playoff in place.
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