CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Buckeyes fans may still be riding the high of winning back to back conference championships Sunday morning, but that’s as far as the road will go for the team.
Ohio State was left out of the College Football Playoffs Sunday afternoon with the committee ranking Urban Meyer’s team sixth.
The top four teams competing for the National Championship are Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. All teams in the playoffs won their conference championship and have only one loss. Notre Dame and Alabama are the only exceptions. The Fighting Irish do not have a conference, however, they, along with Alabama completed a perfect 12 - 0 season.
The Buckeyes will face Washington in the Rose Bowl. It’s not the playoffs but it’s a good consolation prize.
They beat Northwestern Saturday night in the Big Ten Championship 45 -24.
The Buckeyes kept their sixth place ranking in the end.
Oklahoma jumped from fifth to fourth for the last spot in the playoffs after avenging their regular season loss to rival Texas and Georgia dropped to fifth after losing a close game against top-ranked Alabama.
Ohio State’s only loss on the season came against Purdue 49 - 20.