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2018 CFP OUT: Ohio State Buckeyes

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Ohio State Buckeyes missed out on the College Football Playoff. The College Football Committee has ruled that the Buckeyes finished as the No. 6 team.

This is the second straight year that the Buckeyes have missed out on the College Football Playoff. They were last in the Top 4 teams during the 2016-17 season when they were ranked as the No. 3 team.

Ohio State Buckeyes running back J.K. Dobbins running the ball against the Purdue Boilermakers
J.K. Dobbins running the ball against the Purdue Boilermakers (Getty Images)

The No. 2 Clemson Tigers defeated the Buckeyes 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl at the then-University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff Committee had the Buckeyes as the No. 6 team. The Oklahoma Sooners flipped positions with the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Sooners got in as the No. 4 team. The Bulldogs fell out of the party with a No. 5 ranking.

Ohio State was 12-1 this season. They also finished with a 9-1 record in the Big Ten Conference. 

They began the season with a 77-31 win over the Oregon State Beavers on September 1st. One week later, they dismantled the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 52-3.

Then, the team won 40-28 over then-No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs on September 15th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This was the final game with Ryan Day as interim head coach.

Head coach Urban Meyer was suspended for the first three-games of the season for his handling of the Zach Smith situation. Smith was firing in July. Then, Brett McMurphy revealed that Meyer’s wife Shelley talked to Smith’s ex-wife Courtney via text messages shortly after the domestic violence matter.

Meyer alleges to this day that he does not remember knowing of the text messages in question. But he asked an Ohio State employee to delete text messages from his phone, according to reports.

Meyer then led the team to a 49-6 win over the Tulane Green Wave on September 22nd. He also coached the team to a 27-26 win over then No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions one week later.

The team began October with a homecoming win on October 6th, as they won 49-26 over the Indiana Hoosiers. One week later, they defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 30-14.

The Purdue Boilermakers have the Buckeyes their first loss of the season on October 20th. They won 49-20 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.

The Buckeyes got back in track with a 36-31 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 3rd. Then also then defeated then-No. 18 Michigan State Spartans, 26-6, on November 10th.

Ohio State escapes with their second one-point win of the season on November 17th, as they won 52-51 in overtime against the Maryland Terrapins. Then then shellacked then-No. 4 Michigan Wolverines, 62-39, at Ohio Stadium during Rivalry week.

The Buckeyes won the Big Ten Championship on Saturday night. They won 45-24 over No. 21 Northwestern Wildcats in the Big Ten Championship Game.


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2 Comments on 2018 CFP OUT: Ohio State Buckeyes

  1. The college football championship needs to increase to 8 teams with automatic bids for the Power 5 champions, 2 at large slots and 1 slot for a group of 5 team.

    So this year you’d have Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Clemson & Washington.

    Notre Dame & Georgia


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