Within the four-yr historical previous of the College Football Playoff, finest three of the sixteen contributors were undefeated. The different thirteen each had one loss. And all of those thirteen losses were either intently contested or against renowned groups or both.
That is in stark difference to Ohio Train, which is ranked sixth in the present playoff rankings and combating No. 5 Oklahoma for the aptitude fourth dwelling if No. 4 Georgia loses to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game.
The Buckeyes misplaced 49-20 at Purdue on Oct. 20. The Boilermakers are 6-6. It hearkens again to closing season, when the Buckeyes done eleven-2 and Colossal Ten champions however were bypassed for the four-crew playoff, in fraction ensuing from a bewildering fifty five-24 loss at Iowa in October.
“We watch at every game,” talked about committee chairman Buy Mullens, the Oregon athletic director.
“Or no longer it’s as much as every committee member how they weigh them. Clearly we watch at game 1 by device of game 12 or thirteen. As I discussed earlier, we saw the impressive (Ohio Train) take over Michigan, the total game. However I saw the Maryland game the week earlier than (a fifty two-fifty one time previous laws victory), and each other game. Or no longer it’s relating to the corpulent physique of work. That’s the reason we assessment the video games. That’s the reason we talk about it. That’s the reason we watch on the tips.”
However the committee’s historical previous appears real with a reluctance to reward a crew that is been blown out. Here are the losses by the playoff groups:
2014 Oregon: Arizona 31-24 (UofA change into as soon as 10-Three when the picks were made and misplaced in the Pac-12 title game);
2014 Ohio Train: Virginia Tech 35-21 (6-6);