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Ohio State: America’s Also-Ran

Let’s End the Charade and Just Give Ohio State a Permanent Playoff Participation Trophy

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 25 Women’s Northwestern at Ohio State Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

I’m sick of all the badmouthing of Ohio State I’ve heard in recent days.

Sure, they’ve only played five games. But they’ve proven it on the field.

They are a playoff team. And to get into the playoffs, they probably need to go beat Northwestern in an empty NFL stadium in Indianapolis.

How many games did Ohio State need to win to prove this?

I think 3. I think the Big Ten would have found a way to place the Buckeyes in the title game if they were 3-0 or better.

Personally, I’m sick of all this pussyfooting.

From now on, let’s get rid of all the pretenses.

Let’s just give Ohio State a permanent playoff spot and get rid of the charade. Somebody has to go get their ass kicked by Alabama or Clemson every year and who better for the task that the Columbus Crew.

Moreover, let’s just have the College Football Playoff committee and the conference executives pass a copy of Phil Steele’s season preview around the table and pick the playoff teams and league champions that way.