College Football Playoff: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State


The final College Football Playoff Results are in. And it literally came down to the final Power Five game Saturday night.

The Big 12 was left out.

Here is how the final Top 6 played out:

1. Alabama Crimson Tide: 12-1

2. Oregon Ducks: 12-1

3. Florida State Seminoles: 13-0

4. Ohio State Buckeyes: 12-1

Here are the match-ups:

Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Ohio State

Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Florida State

And left out were these two teams:

5. Baylor Bears: 11-1

6. TCU Horned Frogs: 11-1

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Obviously, Ohio State’s 59-0 win over Wisconsin was enough to vault them into the No. 4 spot from last week, as they picked up another quality win and did it in impressive fashion.

Nine wins against bowl-eligible opponents was enough of a resume that it is clear they belonged.

Fans in Texas will scream, particularly TCU fans since the Horned Frogs were bumped from No. 3 to No. 6. But as it was made clear, No. 3 through No. 6 were very hard to distinguish last week and it was really 3A 3B 3C and 3D.

The Big 12 was its own undoing. Not having a conference championship game allowed Ohio State and Florida State to make more statements at the end, and Baylor’s non-conference schedule was going to keep it out of the College Football Playoff no matter what.

The Selection Committee got it right.

If you’re Baylor and you have a problem with what happened, play a tougher non-conference schedule. TCU might have a better case, but they never should have blown that 21-point lead to the Bears in the fourth quarter.

The match-ups are also very intriguing.

Alabama vs. Ohio State is Nick Saban vs. Urban Meyer again. Remember those old Florida-Alabama clashes? We get to see them again with Ohio State replacing Florida.

And Oregon-Florida State is X’s and O’s vs. Jimmy’s and Joe’s. Can Jimbo Fisher’s superstar talent overcome the amazing system that Oregon runs?

Well, when you consider the fact that Florida State has struggled with everybody this year, this could get very interesting.

But let’s make sure now, with this selection process over, that there is not an overreaction. We cannot start calling for eight teams in the playoff just because some teams were left out.

We should just enjoy what is about to happen.

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