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The College Football Playoff Is The Correct Four Teams In The Wrong Order

The College Football Playoff is set, with the four teams I think most people expected to be in it competing for the national championship. TCU stayed at No. 3 despite an overtime loss in the Big 12 Championship Game and Ohio State moved into the fourth spot after USC suffered its second loss in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Alabama finished No. 5, meaning Nick Saban's groveling on national television Saturday night somehow didn't work.

My only real gripe with the four Playoff teams is the order of TCU and Ohio State. No. 1 Georgia is being forced to play Ohio State and presumably Michigan to win the national title when it seems pretty clear TCU is the weakest team out of the four. OSU's résumé isn't incredibly strong, but if the 11-1 Buckeyes and 12-1 TCU are relatively equal — both are one-loss teams which did not win a conference championship — some consideration should be given to who the top team is going to have to play.

If the Horned Frogs were undefeated, then by all means leave them at No. 3. But their loss to Kansas State should mean they have to go through Georgia in the semifinals.

Also, I know we've already seen Ohio State-Michigan play out once, but give us that game in the College Football Playoff. CFP chairman Boo Corrigan said there was no discussion of avoiding a rematch, so that shouldn't be an issue and it would have created one of the most hyped-up games in college football history.

At the end of the day, these were the correct four teams and everything will get settled on the field. Maybe we'll get a Michigan-Ohio State rematch with a national title on the line — though the Buckeyes would have to be able to compete with a championship-caliber team to get there, which recent evidence seems to suggest is unlikely.