In a semi-surprising decision, Big 10 Champion Ohio State lost out on th.e fourth spot in the College Football Playoff to Alabama Sunday morning.
As expected, Buckeye fans did not take the news very well. It was hard pill to swallow roughly 12 hours after beating undefeated Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship Game.
Here’s the best of the reaction from Ohio State fans, players and media on today’s news:
I’d like to thank the @CFBPlayoff committee for rewarding Alabama for playing only 8 conference games, Mercer in late November, not beating anyone in the Top 15 all season and losing its division. Great job. #CFBPlayoff #SECSucks #SettleItOnTheField @B1Gfootball
— Marc Smith (@FreeMarketsFan) December 3, 2017
Hidden message: SCHEDULE MERCER! https://t.co/EYlE2xb88S
— chris toronyi (@christoronyi) December 3, 2017
Alabama got selected over OSU? RIGGED!!!
— Eric Aguilar (@subo84) December 3, 2017
What a joke you put a team in Alabama with there cupcake schedule… osu should been In hell wisconsin should got in before Alabama….. it's all a joke…. all southern teams hmmmm rigged #CFBplayoffs
— Richard Good (@fed48c3af5b4479) December 3, 2017
Ohio State is one thing but not giving them or even Wisconsin the chance to prove themselves over the SEC w Auburn shows how rigged this is
— Nick™ (@Nick_allen22) December 3, 2017
— Samwise (@Sam_Hubbard_) December 3, 2017
I'm no Ohio State fan. BUT THE BUCKEYES JUST GOT ALL-TIME ROBBED OF THE FOURTH SPOT IN THE PLAYOFFS. OHIO STATE IS BETTER THAN ALABAMA, WHICH GOT DOMINATED BY AUBURN AND WHOSE DEFENSE GAVE UP 150+ RUSHING THE LAST THREE GAMES.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 3, 2017
Ohio State beat Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State. Won 11 games. Won the Big Ten Championship. And didn’t make the playoff because Alabama scheduled Mercer
— Matt Lewis (@mattjosephlewis) December 3, 2017
I GUESS I SHOULD SCHEDULE MERCER NEXT YEAR
— Arrogant Urban Meyer (@ArrogantUrban) December 3, 2017
Last week – “very little separation between teams 5-8”
Win conference championship over very good undefeated team
Today Alabama is “unequivocally better”
— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) December 3, 2017