CFB Playoff chair Rob Mullens explains dropping Ohio State in favor of LSU
Ohio State actually fell on the second College Football Playoff Rankings despite hanging 73 points on Maryland.
The Buckeyes have been impressive all season long, and that was finally demonstrated with a No. 1 overall spot on the initial CFP Rankings. Unfortunately, that stay lasted all of one week with LSU taking over the top spot on Tuesday.
Obviously, the big reason for the CFP Committee making the bump was the win by the Tigers over Alabama. Though Committee chair Rob Mullens admitted Ohio State’s continued high play is impressive, another win over a ranked opponent, this time on the road, bumped LSU to No. 1:
“We spent some time discussing it,” said Mullens. “We have two great teams at the top with LSU and Ohio State. The committee is really impressed with Ohio State’s consistent high level of play, but when you look at LSU’s resume and beating Alabama on the road, that’s their fourth Top 20 win.”
Fortunately, there are still three regular-season games and a likely trip to the B1G Championship Game. Though the No. 1 spot would be nice, everyone is still well aware of the scenario at hand: win your games, and the Buckeyes will be in the final four.