GRAPEVINE, TX - It was NCAA football history in the making at the Gaylord Texan Sunday morning.
Teams for the first ever College Football Playoff were announced. So who made the cut?
Well Alabama stayed on top and number one, followed by Oregon at two. Florida State jumped from four to three, while Ohio State rounded out the field at four.
Baylor jumped over TCU for the number five, but that’s not much of a consolation prize for missing the playoffs.
Nobody is going to debate the top three, but it was the last team called, Ohio State, that caught all the controversy. Committee head Jeff Long spent most of his time trying to justify and explain the decision that placed the Buckeyes over the Frogs and Bears.
“We`ve seen a Ohio State team impressively overcome two quarterback injuries, they`ve had to replace their quarterback twice.” said Long, “And then they went out and dominated a conference rival in Wisconsin in the championship game and we feel that spoke volumes about the strength of the team.”
Well that explanation won’t fly with Frog fans in Fort Worth or those Bears in Waco. Both teams were neck and neck this season and now it looks like the Big 12 co-champions are also co-members of the “snub club”. At least they can each be happy that the other guy is upset, too.
Now we`ll just wait and see who ends up taking that final step to the championship at AT&T Stadium, and who`s hosting the trophy at the end of it all.