The Nail’s traditional New Year’s Six preview is getting trimmed down to only the games anyone actually cares about – the College Football Playoff semifinals (Clemson vs. Notre Dame and Alabama vs. Oklahoma) and Ohio State’s surprisingly rare Rose Bowl appearance.
Depending almost entirely on which school lies closest to our place of birth or where we spent the four years we will be pining for the rest of our lives, we defend the pure vision of the “Committee” or deride their complete and abject misunderstanding.
For the second straight year, Ohio State won the Big Ten championship, but missed out on the College Football Playoff.
Missing out on the Playoff is understandable. Ohio State finishing sixth, behind Georgia? Inexcuseable. The College Football Playoff committee continues to not make any sense.
Even with two top-10 teams losing this past weekend, the Buckeyes stayed at No. 10 in the second Playoff rankings, proving how the committee feels about Ohio State’s resume so far, especially the last few weeks. The Bucks have plenty of ground to make up the next four weeks.
For the CFP championship, the Nail in the Coffin guys went unconventional. Tom watched the full game on the announcer-free SkyCam feed that was part of ESPN’s megacast, while Travis went through the condensed version on Tuesday after following along on Twitter during the live game.
For the third straight year, Mark Podolski, sports editor of The News-Herald, joins Tom and Travis for a marathon rundown of college football’s New Year’s Six bowl games.
For Power 5 teams, strength of schedule and record used to be the two most common factors in determining your postseason fate. If this year’s College Football Playoff committee proved anything, it’s that they set a new precedent: As long as you’re a Power 5 program, strength of schedule no longer matters.
There is at least one scenario where it seems likely the Ohio State Buckeyes have a chance at making the CFP. What teams should Buckeye fans be rooting for this weekend? WFNY Staff breaks it down.
How big of an impact will Isaiah Thomas have on the Cavaliers upon his return? ESPN.com’s NBA crew was somewhat skeptical. WFNY’s Jacob Rosen is a bit more excited.
After they were ranked No. 3 in the country by both the AP and Coaches polls, the Ohio State Buckeyes open at No. 6 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. Don’t worry, the Buckeyes have plenty of time to get into the important Top Four.
Thoughts on expanding the College Football Playoff alongside some notes on the current bowl season.
Ohio State’s march back to the College Football Playoff was like a movie script. The question will be: How does it end?
Ohio State headed to the College Football Playoff once again after earning a No. 3 seed in the 2016 tournament.
The Bode family has a ton of holiday traditions. Here are a few of them.
The Ohio State Buckeyes open the 2016 Playoff Poll in the top ten with a No. 6 ranking.
Ohio State’s playoff hopes are slim, but they still have a shot at cracking the final four.
Chaos reigned during college football’s Rivalry Week. In a weekend of Wagon Wheels, Apple Cups, Civil Wars, Bedlam, and The Game many schools either earned emphatic victories to secure bowl berths or suffered spirit-crushing losses. When the dust settled, the biggest losses went to previous top ten teams Notre Dame and Baylor whose playoff fires
Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State hurts, but they still have a shot at making the College Football Playoff. They just need some help.
In 2012, all Ohio public universities officially switched to the semester system after a long history of mismatched academic calendars. Ohio State, for one, was previously on the oft-beloved quarter system and that led to a very short summer for students returning back to campus in August 2012. But in the lead-up to the College