BREAKING: Ohio State is No. 4 Seed in College Football Playoff

Ohio State running out of the tunnel vs Notre Dame | Image Credit: The Ohio State University Department of Athletics
Ohio State running out of the tunnel vs Notre Dame | Image Credit: The Ohio State University Department of Athletics

The Ohio State football team is in the College Football Playoff as the No. 4 seed and will face No. 1 Georgia in the Peach Bowl.

This is Ryan Day’s third College Football Playoff appearance in four seasons. On College Gameday yesterday, Day’s said, “I know moving forward, we’re going to play loose, we’re going to be aggressive, and we’re gonna go at people.”

The Scarlet and Gray join rare air earning a bid to the College Football Playoff as a non-champion. The only other teams to do it: Ohio State (2016), Alabama (2017), and Georgia (2021). The last two times a non-champion was in the playoff, it won the National Title. 

The Buckeyes finished the season as the only team in the country to win all of its games by double digits. However, the chink in the Scarlet and Gray armor is the tough loss to Michigan at home in the final week of the regular season, putting its playoff hopes on life support. 

Ryan Day’s team suddenly received new life on Friday night after Utah defeated USC and resurrected Ohio State’s College Football Playoff chances. Chaos ensued in the Big 12 as Kansas State took TCU to the wire and won on a walk-off field goal in overtime 31-28. Ohio State was the biggest beneficiary of the weekend and is potentially positioned to play for a National Championship. 

After these two losses happened, Ohio State was virtually guaranteed a spot in the College Football Playoff. The question became which seed the Buckeyes would hold. No. 3 and face No. 2 Michigan in a rematch of The Game? Or No. 4 against No. 1 Georgia in Atlanta? 

2022-23 College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee revealed its final rankings and set the field as 

  1. Georgia
  2. Michigan 
  3. TCU
  4. Ohio State 

Plenty of speculation surfaced about Alabama sliding into the field of four. But at the end of the day the Tide lacked quality wins. The Horned Frogs are the more deserving team and technically beat every team on its schedule. 

As for Ohio State, the committee gives the college football world a postseason treat: Ohio State vs. Georgia. The Buckeyes and Bulldogs will play in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. 

Stay tuned for continuing coverage of Ohio State’s run in the College Football Playoff as the Buckeyes get the ultimate chance at redemption.

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