The committee sent a firm message: Conference Championships don’t matter. That’s two years in a row that the Big 10 champ has been denied.
Schedules don’t matter, either. Ohio State had a better resume, hands down. Better strength of schedule. More quality wins.
None of that matters.
The committee just let everyone know: They’re going to take who they want, regardless of what your body of work said. The SEC rules – even though it doesn’t – and that’s a big problem for college football going forward.
Another big problem: The committee has three teams from the South – Georgia, Alabama, Clemson. And only one team from the rest of the country. How will ratings be?