Urban Meyer made the case for Ohio State to reach the College Football Playoff.

During the Pac-12 Championship Game’s pregame show on FOX, Meyer discussed Ohio State’s Playoff chances ahead of championship weekend. This conversation happened before USC was seemingly eliminated from Playoff contention with a 47-24 loss to Utah.

The Big Noon Kickoff crew compared TCU to Ohio State and Meyer defended the Buckeyes. Meyer noted that if TCU won the Big 12 Championship Game against Kansas State, then the Horned Frogs deserved to get in. If TCU lost and USC won, Meyer believed that Ohio State would get in the Playoff over TCU.

“They have to put the best four teams. You know who has the best teams, the best players. You get to this point it’s not about losses, not about resume. You have to watch tape you have to look at the personnel and pick the best teams. If TCU loses, I think the Buckeyes go,” Meyer said.

As it turned out, Ohio State received help from USC and will likely get into the Playoff. In Week 13, Ohio State suffered a 45-23 loss to Michigan. That loss knocked Ohio State out of the top 4 in this week’s Playoff rankings.

On Sunday, Ohio State will likely be in the Playoff.

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