College Football Playoffs Set As Ohio State Gets Fourth Spot

Nita Hamm - Author

Dec. 7 2014, Updated 4:50 p.m. ET

Even though both Baylor and TCU had great seasons and, as the Inquisitr reported, made a strong case for being in the inaugural College Football Playoffs, neither team made the cut and were bypassed by Ohio State for the fourth spot in the playoffs. What once looked like a heavily Southeastern Conference playoff scene, the playoffs have four teams each from different conferences around the United States.

As Newsday reported, the four teams picked by the selection committee were:

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Florida State
  4. Ohio State
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College football experts thought that Ohio State would probably be picked over the Big 12 teams, TCU and Baylor, because many of them thought OSU had faced better non-conference teams during the season. Just as with the college basketball playoffs, one of the criteria for being selected was the strength of schedule.


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