They shot themselves in the foot by losing to a 6 & 6 Purdue team who beat them by 29 which is more than ND loss to Clemson.
Since Ohio State fans like looking back at the Irish last 10 years we can do that. But for the short term Memory fans let's go back 2 years. 31-0 is what Ohio State Lost to Clemson. Ohio State defense is terrible and would have been destroyed by Clemson or Bama.
Georgia is the only team that was left out that should have been in over the Irish or Oklahoma. Fact is that if you take care of business during the year and Undefeated ND would have played Bama which would have been a worse loss for the Irish and Clemson and Ohio State would have played.
With only 4 teams going in each year you have to beat who is on your schedule.
Yes... I am and Irish fan and I know our schedule was soft, but it was just as soft as Clemsons.
The Irish were outplayed and out coached. 4 years in a row now Bama and Clemson will play in the final game, so don't tell me other teams have the athletes to compete, maybe they do. But they don't have the coaching to put it all together.
So stop being butt hurt that your team didnt make.
Kind of reminds me of a Conference event in softball. 32 teams are showing up but the Majority of the time it's the same two teams in the finals. So why are the other teams showing up? To see if they can knock the two kings off the hill, you won't beat them if you don't play.
Sorry for the long post but tired of all the excuses and arm chair committee members who know more than the guys who do it for a living.