Joel Klatt Goes Off on Ohio State Being Ranked Behind Clemson

Isaiah De Los Santos
Joel Klatt does not agree with Ohio State being ranked behind Clemson in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Joel Klatt does not agree with Ohio State being ranked behind Clemson in the College Football Playoff rankings. / Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
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The first College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday, and they're already stirring up controversy. Alabama and Notre Dame earned the top two spots, but some are focused on Nos. 3 and 4 in the rankings.

Clemson earned the third spot in the rankings despite a 7-1 record, while the 4-0 Ohio State Buckeyes came in fourth. Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt called out the rankings on Twitter.

Ohio State and Clemson are both coming off of games against top-ranked opponents, but they had different results. The Buckeyes took down the No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday by a score of 42-35. Clemson's last game was a 47-40 loss (without Trevor Lawrence) against Notre Dame on Nov. 7 (they were supposed to play against Florida State before the rankings were released but it was postponed).

Both teams could make a case for owning the No. 3 spot. The Tigers have more wins and took down No. 7 Miami 42-17 earlier in the season. Ohio State has only managed to play four games, although they've been dominant and own an unblemished record. Given that Clemson has their Notre Dame loss still hanging over them, it's given Buckeye supporters something to call out with the recent rankings.

Ohio State heads on the road this week to face Illinois, while Clemson will resume its season against Pittsburgh on Saturday.


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