After weeks of meaningless (and misleading) rankings, the playoff field is official: Alabama vs. Ohio State in one semifinal and Oregon vs. Florida State in the other. As you may have heard, there was a bit of controversy surrounding Ohio State’s inclusion, and Steve and I spend time discussing that.
1:25 What was the point of weekly rankings?
5:45 The four teams we would have selected for the playoff
7:35 Sorting out the Big 12 mess
16:40 Ohio State’s case
25:05 Halftime: Analysis of football throwing competitions
27:45 What would have happened in BCS era? What is the impact of Vegas spreads? Who are truly the best teams in the country?
37:35 Should the playoff field be expanded?
42:45 Heisman debate: Mariota, Gordon, and other “candidates”
58:00 The committee’s influences watching GameDay
59:55 Recap of “locks,” pop culture discussion on “Lose Yourself” alternate version, Peter Pan
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