Was Ohio State’s romp in Big 10 Championship enough to earn them a spot in the playoff?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Time to set the field for college football’s final four.

Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame are unbeaten locks. Oklahoma is hoping its Big 12 title victory can move the Sooners into the fourth and final spot in the College Football Playoff when the rankings are released on Sunday.

But Ohio State could stand in their way.

The Buckeyes beat Northwestern Saturday night 45-24.

Which team had a more convincing win? Who had a tougher schedule?

The semifinals will be played Dec. 29 in the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl. The national championship game is Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

Oklahoma was fifth last week, between No. 4 Georgia and No. 6 Ohio State. After the Sooners beat Texas on Saturday to avenge their only loss, the Bulldogs lost a dramatic Southeastern Conference title game to Alabama and the Buckeyes beat Northwestern for the Big Ten title.

Georgia has two losses and no team has made the playoff yet with more than one.

We’ll find out today on ESPN. Fox 8 will keep you updated on the decision.

  • 12:30 p.m. ET – Four College Football Playoff semifinalists revealed
  • 2 p.m. ET – Final College Football Playoff rankings announcement
  • 3 p.m. ET – New Year’s Six matchups and CFP semifinal game times announced
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