— Story by Tom Belskie @TomBelskie
I was bitterly disappointed when I saw that purple W appear in the number four slot on ESPN’s College Football Playoff Selection Show a few weeks ago. It wasn’t fair. How could a team that won the best conference in college football, with a head to head win over Ohio State not be in the playoff? Surely their resume was stronger than Washington’s despite the two losses. Besides Alabama, could you really make the case anyone in the country was playing better football than Penn State? I don’t think so.