Ohio State will have an opportunity to argue its case inside the College Football Playoff committee meeting room. Alabama AD Greg Byrne will not.
That’s all right.
The only case he had to make was done with an elephant emoji and a simple hashtag that he conveniently sent out just minutes after the Buckeyes beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night:
— Greg Byrne (@Greg_Byrne) December 3, 2017
Alabama has an 11-1 record but did not make it to the SEC Championship Game after losing the Iron Bowl, and subsequently the SEC West title, to the Auburn Tigers. Meanwhile, Ohio State has an 11-2 record but now has a Big Ten championship on its résumé.
There will be much debate on whether the Crimson Tide or the Buckeyes are most deserving for the No. 4 spot on the College Football Playoff behind Clemson, Oklahoma and likely Georgia.