I say keep conferences champions as an automatic with the stipulation that the team must finish in top 12, if a conference champ is outside the top 12 then the automatic bid becomes an at large bid. That is a way to fix your scenario.
If they had beaten Aub, but loss to UGA I think they would have still gotten in. We needed Bama to win out.
we only needed Miami to win out if they went into the ACC CG undefeated. The Pitt loss helped us, unfortunately we needed Bama to win out.
If us winning prevents a B1G team from going to the playoffs while getting two SEC teams in then I would rather Ohio State lose. Win or Lose, we are still going to a non playoff New Years six bowl so why does winning the B1G Title really matter? I don’t want two SEC teams in the playoff. Alabama didn’t help us out so I hope we don’t help them out.
You are free to not read it. And no, I saw her earlier this morning on sports center spitting nonsense and then again on this show with others all spitting the same nonsense
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The buckeyes would go. The first eliminator would be record vs the other 3 teams (rule b1) That eliminates Mich and PSU as they would be 1-2, while us and MSU are 2-1. Then we got head 2 head over MSU (rule a).
She is the new ESPN CFP “expert”. Always downs the B1G and Ohio State.
Yeah, if Auburn beats Bama then the winner of the SEC CG (Aub or UGA) and Bama would both be in the playoffs.
Naw, they would be coming off of Conference Championship game losses.
Me too...the last spot would come down to OSU, ND, and USC....I think USC would be eliminated due to the head to head blow out loss vs ND....so it would be ND or OSU....Maybe blowing out Wisc in the B1G CG while ND is idle would do...maybe that would make ND realize that they need to join a conference
And if it’s like this then I can see Ohio State in the playoffs.
This is what it should be, but the committee already has USC ahead of Ohio State so I don’t know why they would drop them behind them after today. And if they don’t drop USC then of course ND won’t fall behind them either.
Yeah, I was thinking that too, but I am not for sure.
Why the pessimism and downvote. This is an Ohio State website to discuss Ohio State. It seems like anytime anyone post anything like this they get negative treatment.
do I think they will make the playoffs...not really it’s a long shot...do I think they are good enough for the playoffs...after seeing teams today yes.
Yes we are, currently 13....MSU, Wash, TCU all loss and no one behind us had a great upset win. Even though ND loss, they won’t drop behind us because of the USC buffer.
Iowa’s offense is HORRIBLE! WTF happened last week!
Yeah if playoffs were around in 90’s OSU could have won in ‘96 and ‘98
Yes I guess a program can be consistently bad, too.
In my OP, I guess I meant that Ohio State has been the only program in the last 25 years to be consistently better than good. Meaning always in the National Title conversation.
Regarding ND, I would say they have not been consistently bad, good, or always in the NC mix. They have been all over the place which equates to an average record.
They haven’t been consistent since the early 90’s.