Buckeyes left out of the College Football Playoff

posted by Scott Jennings - 

GRAPEVINE, Texas (WTVN)--The Ohio State Buckeyes have been left out of the College Football Playoff.

The top-4 teams, revealed on Sunday for the semifinals, put #1 Clemson against #4 Alabama, and #2 Oklahoma against #3 Georgia.

This is the first time that two teams from the same conference have made the playoff, in its 4-year history.

Ohio State is #5 in the final CFP rankings, with Wisconsin #6.

The Buckeyes scored a 27-21 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis Saturday night. The win gives Ohio State an 11-2 record on the season. Ohio State's losses were against Oklahoma and Iowa.

The Buckeyes won the first-ever College Football Playoff following the 2014 season by beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and beating oregon in the Championship Game. Following the 2016 season, Ohio State lost to Clemson 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, which was a semifinal for the College Football Playoff. The Tigers went on to beat Alabama for the national championship.

Buckeye Head Coach Urban Meyer was asked about Ohio State's chances of making the playoff following the win over Wisconsin, saying the team beat two top-4 teams this season, and won their conference championship.

Ohio State made the CFP in 2016, despite not winning the Big Ten Conference, or playing in the conference championship game. 

(photo via Getty Images)

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