Iowa fans revel in keeping Ohio State out of College Football Playoff

Selection Sunday, will Alabama make the college football playoffs?

College football fans: I hope you're ready for Alabama-Louisiana Lafayette next season, because the College Football Playoff committee just gave the green light for more snoozers like that one.

For the third consecutive year, Clemson has made the College Football Playoff.

The Bulldogs are the No. 3 seed and the Crimson Tide the No. 4 seed, with Clemson and Oklahoma taking the top two spots.

Alabama remained one of the favorites to win the championship even after its loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl that brought its postseason fate into doubt. The Badgers trail The Ohio State by 138 points in the AP Poll and 136 ranking points in the Coaches Poll.

"The precedent was really kind of set a year ago in the Big Ten when Penn State beat Ohio State and Penn State won the Big Ten Championship", Saban told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on Saturday evening.

Alabama was selected as the fourth team, over Ohio State.

Ohio State can only blame itself for missing this year's College Football Playoff: Two losses - especially an ugly one to unranked Iowa - knocked the Buckeyes out of contention.

This is the first time a team from the Big Ten Conference did not make the playoff. They also started the season 11-0 and fell a game short of the SEC Championship game.

The Tigers will play against the Crimson Tide on January 1, this is the third year in a row the teams will have a game against each other.

In fact, the top six teams were identical across all three ranks.

The opening matchups consist of a rematch of the last two National Championship's in (1) Clemson vs. (4) Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, while (2) Oklahoma will meet (3) Georgia in the Rose Bowl. Well, we found out the answer Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately for them, their lack of a championship will be a factor for them, as well as their lack of big wins. But the 13-person selection committee that chooses the postseason field has now set a unsafe precedent. This is their lowest final ranking in the playoff era, after entering the playoff ranked No. 1 in 2014 and 2016, and No. 2 in 2015.

Related News:

  • Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him

    Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him

    During his post-match interview, Guardiola claimed he was telling Redmond that he was wasting time from the ninth minute. The Spanish coach said, "I can't control myself and I have to make an effort to improve".
    Blistering start gives returning Woods share of the lead

    Blistering start gives returning Woods share of the lead

    He opened with a birdie on the first hole after knocking a wedge to 4 feet, then added two more birdies in the next three holes. On the par-five third his eagle putt from just off the green went just wide but left him with an easy birdie.
    Argentina ends rescue mission for crew of missing submarine

    Argentina ends rescue mission for crew of missing submarine

    The navy has said the vessel's captain reported water entered the snorkel and caused one of the submarine's batteries to short circuit.
  • Coach Scott Frost: 'When it came down to it, this is home'

    Coach Scott Frost: 'When it came down to it, this is home'

    Update: It was only a matter of time before Nebraska confirmed it had hired former quarterback Scott Frost as its new coach. The players expressed excitement about Nebraska's future under Frost, and he shared those same feelings about his new team.
    Jimbo Fisher Resigns At Florida State To Take Texas A&M Job

    Jimbo Fisher Resigns At Florida State To Take Texas A&M Job

    The Aggies went hard after Fisher following the firing of Kevin Sumlin , who went 51-26 in six seasons with the program. According to the Democrat , Fisher will not coach the Seminoles in this weekend's game against Louisiana-Monroe.
    US Asks China To Cut Off Oil Supply To North Korea

    US Asks China To Cut Off Oil Supply To North Korea

    The U.S. already imposed unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang, but these seem to have failed to make any difference in the regime's plans for turning into a nuclear power.
  • The Xiaomi Redmi 5A Outperforms the Micromax Bharat 5 in Every Aspect

    The Xiaomi Redmi 5A Outperforms the Micromax Bharat 5 in Every Aspect

    The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will also come with an IR blaster which can turn the device into a universal remote with the Mi Remote app. It is reported that the device will sport a 5.5-inch full HD display with 401 ppi (pixel density) and 18:9 aspect ratio.
    Sauber reveals Alfa Romeo livery design

    Sauber reveals Alfa Romeo livery design

    Giovinazzi made his F1 bow this year subbing for an unwell Pascal Wehrlein in the first two races of the season. F2 champion LeClerc had always been expected to make the jump to the pinnacle of motorsport.
    Roy Moore, Jimmy Kimmel in Twitter battle over rally in Theodore

    Roy Moore, Jimmy Kimmel in Twitter battle over rally in Theodore

    They don't want conservative values. "They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture". The comedian identified as Tony Barbieri was escorted out by police Wednesday night during a Rally for Moore.
  • Jury Finds Illegal Immigrant Not Guilty in Killing of Kate Steinle

    Jury Finds Illegal Immigrant Not Guilty in Killing of Kate Steinle

    Before the shooting, officials in San Francisco released him from custody instead of turning him over to immigration authorities. San Francisco prosecutors dropped the charge and then the sheriff's department let him go, despite a federal detainer request.
    Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settler in West Bank

    Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settler in West Bank

    Parents escorting the children reportedly said at least 30 Palestinian men surrounded them and started throwing rocks. The military would not say where the shooter was, saying only that the incident was being investigated.
    Tennessee turning attention toward Kevin Sumlin

    Tennessee turning attention toward Kevin Sumlin

    Since Tennessee offered the job to Greg Schiano before backing away on Sunday, at least three coaches have turned down the Vols. Tennessee's coaching search apparently will continue as North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren is staying with the Wolfpack.


Most liked

Federal Bureau of Investigation official removed from probe for anti-Trump remarks
Trump's former advisers, while also coming under criticism for putting many donors to Democratic candidates on his team. Strzok and a colleague reacted to news events, like presidential debates, in ways that could appear critical of Mr.

Running game, stingy defense support fiery Tom Brady in win over Bills
A victory Sunday at New Era Field would put Brady alone atop the ranks with 27 wins against the Bills . But who would have thought that neither of these teams would score a first-half touchdown on Sunday.

McMaster: North Korean threat increasing every day
But he said that Pyongyang's actions had made America's alliances with Japan and South Korea "stronger than ever". And, much to our regret, that they try to pull the Japanese and the South Koreans in the same direction.

Apple releases iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash and a bug fix
Faced with an onslaught of complaints, Apple responded by issuing a step-by-step guide for affected users to solve the issue. On November 28, a root bug was revealed allowing anyone to access a mac running the latest High Sierra operating system.

Infosys picks Capgemini's Salil Parekh as its next CEO
Parekh will take over from UB Pravin Rao , who was appointed interim MD and CEO in August after Vishal Sikka's resignation. Also, the Infosys board believes that he is the right person to lead company at this transformative time in the industry.

Man Utd stun Arsenal as Spurs slip up again
Juergen Klopp's side have now scored 15 goals in four away games in all competitions. Good luck, and let us know how you do. "They are there because they deserve it".

Houthi rebels killed in N.Yemen clashes: Army
He fought six wars against the Huthis when he was president, but joined forces with them to take over the capital in 2014. The Houthis' Ansarullah group, in a statement issued on its Twitter account, described the clashes as "regrettable".

Selena Gomez Breaks Down While Being Honored At Billboard Women In Music
Selena's title has previously been picked up by Taylor Swift, as well as fellow musicians including, Beyonce, Pink and Fergie. Honestly, I couldn't be more grateful for the position that I've been given in my career, from seven to 14 to now.

England discover their group opponents for Russia
They'll then meet Panama - who are appearing in the tournament for the first time - before a clash with Belgium in their final Group G match in Kaliningrad.

Netflix renews 'Stranger Things' for season three
The freakish and popular streaming drama series " Stranger Things " is getting a third season , Netflix announced Friday. It was never a matter of if they were going to continue Stranger Things , but more a matter of when.

Memes Mock Melania Trump's White House Christmas Decorations
The tradition began in 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge and takes place in President's Park, just south of the White House. Friday. "It says "happy holidays" all over", Donald Trump proclaimed in the past.

Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation
He also receives a speaking fee from a Russian government-run television network that US officials consider a propaganda outlet. Mueller's charging documents state bluntly that Flynn interfered with the FBI's inquiry into Trump-Russia collusion.

Biofuels Industry Reacts to Final RVO Numbers
The announcement of final 2018 renewable fuels volumes brought a mixed reaction in Iowa on Thursday. She added she would continue to push for higher biodiesel and cellulosic amounts.

IDF says no escalation ahead after striking Hamas targets in Gaza Strip
The attacks follow a mortar shelling of an Israeli outpost, which the IDF said was carried out by Islamic Jihad. In late October, the IDF blew up a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

WBS Airport doesn't expect lack of pilots for its American Airlines flights
But the number was high enough that the carrier had to quickly adopt several new measures to keep its holiday flights on schedule. The airline did not say how many flights were affected or the exact time period of affected flights.