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Buckeyes, college football fans snubbed in playoff choice

04 December 2017, 12:56 | Rudolph Thomas

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Urban Meyer's group made a play become the first two-loss semifinalist after Ohio State fell to No. 2 Oklahoma in September and to Iowa in November.

Ohio State missed out on the College Football Playoff on Sunday, with Alabama claiming the No. 4 spot instead of the Buckeyes.

Alabama and Ohio State would have gotten a chance to settle it on the field, and none of the Power 5 conference champs would have been left out.

The Sooners knocked off previous No. 11-TCU (10-3), 41-17, earlier Saturday, in Dallas, while the Bulldogs rallied from an early deficit to take revenge on previous-No.

The College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy awaits its presentation after the College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers on January 9, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Clemson won the game 35-31.

Alabama opened as a one-point favorite against Clemson in Las Vegas despite making the playoff as the No. 4 overall seed.

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett threw touchdown passes and two interceptions in the win against the Badgers. Oklahoma makes the playoff for the second time, its first appearance since 2015.

The Big Ten-champion Buckeyes will play in the Cotton Bowl on December 29 against Pac-12 champion Southern California.

OSU was ranked fifth in the final College Football Playoff rankings.

The Tide was the only team to make all three of the playoff fields since it began in 2014. Unfortunately for them, their lack of a championship will be a factor for them, as well as their lack of big wins.



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