Ryan Day believes Ohio State deserves to be in the College Football Playoff top 4 after No 4. USC lost to Utah on Friday. The loss eliminated any hope for a Trojan Playoff berth.

Headed into Friday, the Buckeyes were No. 5 after a loss to Michigan to round out the regular season last weekend. However, Ohio State is poised to move up in the rankings with a record of 11-1, which is ahead of Alabama’s 10-2. In an interview the Columbus Dispatch, Day mentioned how he feels the Buckeyes are the most deserving team to take that coveted fourth spot.

“I think our team is deserving,” Day told The Dispatch. “We have a top-10 win. Playing at (No. 8) Penn State, that was a great win. We have another top-25 win (over Notre Dame). We’ve won 11 games by double-digits, have a top-5 offense, a top-15 defense, and a (probable) Heisman Trophy finalist at quarterback (C.J. Stroud).

“I think we’re more than deserving of an opportunity, and I think our guys are going to be really excited about the opportunity here because it’s been a tough week.”

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Day also admitted the loss to Michigan was “not a great feeling” for everyone in the program. He says if the Buckeyes get their shot the team will “seize it” with the goal of winning two games.

“That’s not a great feeling,” Day said. “But once we get our opportunity, we’ve got to seize it, wherever that is. We’ve got to win two games.”

The Buckeyes will have to wait to discover their fate, as Georgia, Michigan, and TCU will also play in conference championships on Saturday.