1. BAMA IN

    Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

    The #CFBPlayoff is set. Who ya got? https://t.co/6de4sJ0ygv

  2. Chris Low @ClowESPN

    Alabama remains the only team to appear in every College Football Playoff. And if you go back to the BCS era, the Tide have either been in the playoff or played in the national championship game in seven of the last nine years.

  3. Dr. Saturday @YahooDrSaturday

    Kirby Hocutt basically just said Ohio State's 31-point loss to Iowa was the deciding factor. "Alabama was clearly the No. 4 ranked team as a non-champion."

  4. RedditCFB @RedditCFB

    Congrats Clemson, you have earned the top seed and get to face the lowest seed........Alabama! #CFBPlayoff https://t.co/oLEI0wDQjq

  5. Matt Brown @MattBrownCFB

    There's a simple way to get into the playoff, and it applied to Penn State last year, too: Don't lose twice, and don't get blown out.


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  7. Ryan Abraham @insidetroy

    I am not saying #USC is one of the best four teams in the country. But for the playoff committee to not even have the Trojans in the top-7 after winning 10 games against Power Five teams (most of anyone) and 10 conference games with no bye weeks is a joke. Paging Larry Scott.

  8. ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Opening lines from @LVSuperBook: Alabama (-1) vs Clemson Oklahoma (-3) vs Georgia

  9. OSU Mood

    Barrett Sallee @BarrettSallee

    Ohio State status https://t.co/E9reLQ0quh

  10. Chris Low @ClowESPN

    The way coaches on the CFP committee look at it is, “Who would we least want to play right now and who is genuinely the strongest team based on what we’ve seen on tape?” If you asked a cross section of coaches around the country those questions, the answer would be Alabama.

  11. ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    The 4 teams in this year's Playoff are the Top 4 teams in Strength of Record. 15 of the 16 Playoff participants have been in the Top 4 (Ohio State was No. 6 in 2014).

  12. Chase Goodbread @ChaseGoodbread

    Here's your new loud and clear message from the committee: two losses are still a big deal. Still hasn't been a two-losser to make it.

  13. Ben Axelrod @BenAxelrod

    Don't lose to Iowa by 31 points, don't leave your playoff odds to the committee. Ohio State has no one to blame but itself.

  14. Jon Wilner @wilnerhotline

    USC was No. 10 and beat No. 12 (and didn't look playoff-worthy in doing so). No reason to expect the Trojans would jump into top 4. None

  15. Stefanie Loh @StefanieLoh

    Not only was USC not "close" to the Playoff conversation, but I'm pretty sure the name never came up in that first interview ESPN did with Hocutt

  16. Jason Kersey @jasonkersey

    The College Football Playoff was largely created in response to an all-SEC BCS title game when Alabama didn't win its own division. Will we get 8 teams now that a non-division champ Bama snuck in again?

  17. UCF Football @UCF_Football

    Dang...Bama got in over us.

  18. George Schroeder @GeorgeSchroeder

    Neither of those teams had a compelling case for the No. 4 spot. Hard to get all upset either way. (But go ahead, get all upset.)

  19. Bryan Fischer @BryanDFischer

    Dabo Swinney won the national title with Alabama 25 years ago in the Sugar Bowl. Now he’ll play the Crimson Tide in New Orleans for the right to repeat.

  20. Dr. Saturday @YahooDrSaturday

    a live look at Nick Saban https://t.co/rjNz91IZxK

  21. Bud Elliott 🔌 @BudElliott3

    Alabama should be in over Ohio State. Ohio State has more impressive wins, yes, but must balance wins and losses. And Ohio State lost by 31 to Iowa. And lost decisively at home.

  22. Shehan Jeyarajah @ShehanJeyarajah

    "Wins and losses matter over resume" –Jesse Palmer UCF: https://t.co/5hR5z8wWyI

  23. Heather Dinich @CFBHeather

    My guess is the committee deems Alabama "unequivocally" better than Ohio State, therefore tossing tiebreakers out the window.

  24. Jason Kersey @jasonkersey

    I wonder if it would have been different if Ohio State had lost to Iowa by 14 instead of 31. That huge margin probably was too tough to overcome

  25. Tom Fornelli @TomFornelli

    I thought the committee would choose Ohio State, but I’m happy that a team with a 31-point loss to Iowa isn’t in the playoff.