What is the Mission Statement of The College Football Playoff Committee? And how does it possibly help determine Ohio State’s position in CFP selection process.
Here is a statement directly from their page…. The criteria to be provided to the selection committee must be aligned with the ideals of the commissioners, Presidents, athletic directors and coaches to honor regular season success while at the same time providing enough flexibility and discretion to select a non-champion or independent under circumstances where that particular non-champion or independent is unequivocally one of the four best teams in the country.
It basically comes down to two simple questions. How important is it to only have a conference champion as a representative? If you go by the thinking that it has to be a conference champion, then Notre Dame can never be invited with one loss. Ever. It is that simple. If they ever lose a game they would be out, because they are not in a conference.
Second question, do you believe Ohio State is unequivocally one of the four best teams in the country? Right now, yes. But we will find out the answer to this very soon. There is a whole lot of football left to be played.