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Playoff committee settles Baylor-TCU debate: Neither Big 12 team gets into final 4

  • Baylor head coach Art Briles, right, argues a call against his team with an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Baylor head coach Art Briles, right, argues a call against his team with an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, left, and Bryce Hager kiss the Big 12 Championship trophy after their 38-27 win over Kansas State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, left, and Bryce Hager kiss the Big 12 Championship trophy after their 38-27 win over Kansas State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor  NCAA college head football coach Art Briles responds to questions during a press conference Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Waco, Texas. After weeks of talk about whether Baylor or TCU deserved to be in the playoff, neither made it Sunday, and the Big 12 may be reconsidering how to declare its champion.    (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

    Baylor NCAA college head football coach Art Briles responds to questions during a press conference Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Waco, Texas. After weeks of talk about whether Baylor or TCU deserved to be in the playoff, neither made it Sunday, and the Big 12 may be reconsidering how to declare its champion. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)  (The Associated Press)

So much for all the debate about Baylor's head-to-head victory over TCU. The College Football Playoff Committee left both Big 12 co-champions out of the top four.

After weeks of talk about whether the Bears or Horned Frogs deserved to be in the playoff, Baylor was fifth and TCU was sixth in the final ranking Sunday.The Frogs had been ahead of Baylor in the first six weekly rankings, which began 2 1/2 weeks after TCU's 61-58 loss at Waco on Oct. 11.

TCU was third before its 55-3 win over last-place Iowa State on Saturday. Baylor was sixth before a 38-27 win over Kansas State.

The top four were Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State, which won the Big Ten championship game 59-0.