CFP Committee Chair Gary Barta explains why Indiana was left out of New Year's 6 slate
Well, the stage is set for the College Football Playoff.
While there is little discussion about the top four teams playing, the spots from five through twelve will have people barraging their Twitter feeds over the next day or so.
And probably none more than those out of Indiana. IU’s 2020 season will not end in a New Year’s Six Bowl.
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The Hoosiers remained at No. 11 in the CFP committee’s final, determinative top 25 of the season Sunday.
Indiana did what they could do with the schedule they were given and were impressive in doing so, taking Ohio State to the fourth quarter before losing by just a touchdown. But, after all is said and done, they played an all-Big Ten schedule, lost once, and they are going to be punished for it.
CFP Chairman Gary Barta explained why Indiana was left out during the CFP selection show on ESPN, Sunday:
“We had a long discussion about who deserved – who had earned – their way into that top 10. Iowa State was in that discussion, Indiana was in that discussion. Comparing those two teams, Indiana, it was a historic year as you mentioned. They were 6-1. Their only loss was to Ohio State. They didn’t have the quality wins that Iowa State had. Iowa State had beaten Oklahoma and had beaten Texas. So when it came down to comparing those two in particular, Iowa State was given the nod.”