Is There An Anti-Ohio State Bias This Year With The College Football Playoff Rankings?

Ohio State Stuck At No. 10 In The Latest College Football Playoff Poll

Is There An Anti-Ohio State Bias This Year With The College Football Playoff Rankings?

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Is There An Anti-Ohio State Bias This Year With The College Football Playoff Rankings?


Ohio State is just on the outside looking in when it comes to the College Football Playoff Rankings. It’s been awful tough for the Buckeyes to move up this year after their lone loss. We asked our writers to weigh in on whether there is an anti-Ohio State bias this year with all that’s gone on.


Ohio State is checked in at No. 6 in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings and it might be tough to move up into the top four spots without a couple things it can’t control going its way.

Yeah, there was the bad loss to Purdue, but a lot of the other metrics are eerily similar to Oklahoma that continues to get more love from the College Football Playoff Committee.

With all that’s gone on during the off-season, we asked our writers to weigh in on whether there is an anti-OSU bias when it comes to the rankings this year. It’s the latest Buckeye Battle Cry Roundtable …

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I don’t know if I would call it an “anti-bias” against Ohio State. However, I do think there has been some real inconsistency with each passing year concerning the committee.

The College Football Playoff was supposed to eliminate all of the controversy that the BCS gave us. Instead it has just created more. The target is constantly moving, which is why I believe fans get so fired up. Can we have just a little consistency please?

So, no – I don’t think the Bucks are getting an anti-bias treatment necessarily, but more a by product of an ever-changing criteria. It seems that this year, Ohio State is being penalized for one bad loss as opposed to an entire body of work.

Yeah, Oklahoma lost to a ranked opponent by a narrow margin. They didn’t get blown out by an unranked Purdue. They also had to go to overtime to beat Army. And the Sooner defense is BAD… laughably bad.

But the selection committee has decided to focus on one thing and one thing only, despite their attempts to tell us otherwise. If Ohio State wants in, they better make a BIG statement on Saturday and give the committee no other choice but to put them in the top four. Even then, it’s unfortunately a shot in the dark as to what they might be looking for.

Next … Brent Reeves On Losses vs. Wins

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