I'm looking forward to going to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl. Love the game atmosphere there.
Be honest with yourselves: A team that fails to win it's Division, let alone it's conference championship, has no business being selected for the playoff. Besides, who should they be taken over? Not over 1. Alabama (they're in even if they stumble in the SEC-CCG). Not over 2. ACC champ Clemson (no way VT has a shot at them). Not over the PAC-12 champ (Colorado or Washington either one), nor over PSU. Why? Because although they (Colorado) have one extra loss, they would have had to finish by winning a CCG; that extra game, and representing their entire conference as its champion, outweigh that. Obviously there is no argument for OSU over PSU or Wisconsin as B1G champs; nor for OSU over a 12-1 Washington PAC-12 champ. Resume only matters as a tie-breaker against comparable teams... by not being a champion, then by definition the Buckeyes are not comparable to any of those teams.
All of the spin and bluster by the sports media leading up to the CCG weekend are just hype to stir up interest.
So, who do you think The Buckeyes match-up against best in the Rose Bowl? UW? or the Buffs?