Ohio State’s 59-0 demolition of Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game was indeed enough to impress the College Football Playoff Committee as they moved the Buckeyes into the #4 spot in their final rankings and thus giving Urban Meyer’s squad a chance to play in the first ever College Football Playoff semi-finals against #1 Alabama.
The Buckeyes and the Crimson Tide will play in the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 2015 at 8:30pm on ESPN. #2 Oregon will play #3 Florida State in the other semi-final game in the Rose Bowl on January 1st as well at 4:30pm.
The two winners will meet in the National Championship game on Monday, January 12, 2015 at “Jerry World” in Arlington, Texas at 8:30pm.
The early line on the games from the people in the desert, Alabama is listed as a 9 point favorite over Ohio State, while Oregon is an 8 point favorite over undefeated and defending National Champion Florida State.