When the College Football Playoff rankings come out Tuesday night, Ohio State will likely be left on the outside looking in - mostly due to the team's loss to Michigan State two weeks ago. Alabama, meanwhile, will likely find itself either at No. 1 or No. 2, depending upon what the committee thinks of Clemson's questionable defensive performance against South Carolina. Both teams are 11-1 this year.
That doesn't sit well with Ohio State wideout Mike Thomas, who thinks that Alabama's strength of schedule is overrated. Thomas posted a graphic of Alabama's entire slate this year, which features only two games against teams that are currently ranked. Check it out:
Strength of schedule argument aside, if Alabama wins the SEC, the Crimson Tide will be in the playoff. Ohio State, meanwhile, can't win the Big Ten, considering the Buckeyes aren't even playing in the league's title game.
Ohio State, as we noted yesterday, needs a few things to happen to slide back into the playoff. Alabama losing to Florida would be a good start - we know Thomas would enjoy that.