The final College Football Playoff Rankings were revealed on Sunday morning, and Oklahoma edged Georgia for the No. 4 spot to get in.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 2, 2018
This was absolutely the right call, despite many opinions to the contrary.
Oklahoma lost just one game all year — a three-point loss to Texas that the Sooners avenged big time on Saturday for the Big 12 title.
Meanwhile, Georgia got taken behind the woodshed by LSU midway through the season and let Jalen Hurts play comeback hero on Saturday for the SEC title.
There were some mixed reactions to this decision on Twitter, which is hardly surprising.
4. Oklahoma. Predictable. Safe. Wrong pick.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) December 2, 2018
Oklahoma Alabama is going to be incredible
— Adam Rossi (@AR1519) December 2, 2018
Ultimately, the #CFBPlayoff chose safely in favor of the fewest number of follow-up questions in Oklahoma. Can't say I blame them or, given the circumstances, would have chose differently. https://t.co/4Ec4tOy8DZ
— Pat Lynch (@patlynchsports) December 2, 2018
Worst committee picks since the 4 team playoff started. WE NEED THE BEST 4 leaving Georgia and Ohio State out was a mistake.
— Taylor Westbrook (@TWest03) December 2, 2018
Man, Georgia lost by 7 to the #1 ranked team. That’s a tough call. I think they are better than OU, but it’s kinda the game if you lose you’re out.
— AJB® (@AJBeltran3) December 2, 2018
Guaranteed Oklahoma gets ran off the field. https://t.co/u9ah0op22w
— Chris O’Keefe (@L1C4ChrisOkeefe) December 2, 2018
My only thought is the committee would've objectively failed by jumping Ohio State over Oklahoma. There is zero reason that Oklahoma, after five straight higher poll slots, should've dropped after playing a higher-ranked team. So, good there.
— David Kenyon (@Kenyon19_BR) December 2, 2018
Then, of course, there was this happy group.
The College Football Playoff should be a blast. Can the Sooners possibly hang with Alabama? We cannot wait to find out.