Ohio State will likely make the College Football Playoff thanks to the Big Ten backtracking and changing its rules to push the Buckeyes into the Big Ten Championship game. Ohio State will take care of business against Northwestern and then it will be up to the CFB Playoff committee to put the Buckeyes into the Playoff despite only playing six games this season.
The six games are the only hold up when it comes to Ohio State. There is no denying that they are one of the best teams in the country, but their six-game resume is tough to compare to say an 8-1 Texas A&M team’s resume.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney made that same observation during an appearance on ‘The Rich Eisen Show.’ Swinney isn’t one to hold back when it comes to speaking his mind and to him, a team that has played almost double the amount of games Ohio State has should maybe get the nod for the Playoff over the Buckeyes.
“I just think there has to be some type of standard,” Swinney explained. “I just think it would be – if I was on a committee, it would be hard for me to leave out a 10-1 Texas A&M or an 11-game Florida team over a team that’s played six games. That would be hard for me if I was on a committee, but I’m not on the committee. So it doesn’t really matter.”
Swinney did go on to suggest the Buckeyes “could win the whole thing”
Should a team playing half a normal college football season be eligible for the #CFBPlayoff?
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) December 10, 2020
Swinney tip-toed pretty well throughout the segment with Eisen, but it’s clear he doesn’t want to see a six-win Ohio State team make the Playoff.
If the season ended today, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Ohio State would be the four teams to make the Playoff.