Paul Finebaum evaluates Ohio State's Playoff situation following loss to Oregon
Ohio State is still reeling from the puzzling loss to the now No. 4 Oregon Ducks. They lost 35-28 at home last Saturday.
Ohio State dropped from No.3 in the AP Top-25 Poll down to No.9 in the Week 3 edition of the AP Top-25 Poll.
On Sunday, Paul Finebaum, an ESPN and SEC analyst, talked about how puzzling the loss was and that Clemson has a much easier path than Ohio State to the College Football Playoff you can read that story here.
On Monday morning, Finebaum did a complete 180 and now believes that the Buckeyes have a better path than the Tigers do for the Playoff.
“I think there’s a lot of reason for concern at Ohio State when you look at that defense,” said Finebaum on the McElroy and Cubelic Show. “There’s already conversation about the (defensive) coordinator position up there. But they still have a path, and I like their path better than Clemson’s, only because they’ll see some ranked teams along the way. …They could see a highly-regarded Iowa team. They may see another ranked team or two.”
Ohio State does see a few ranked teams still come this season as it stands right now. They are at home against No.10 Penn State and are on the road at the end of the year at No.25 Michigan.
Clemson will not see a ranked opponent all season as it sits right now until potentially the ACC Championship Game in December.
Clemson hosts Georgia Tech this week at 3:30 ET on ABC.
Ohio State hosts Tulsa this week at 3:30 ET on FS1.
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