Grapevine, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - TCU and Baylor didn't play in a conference championship game. Despite 11-1 records, they're out and Big Ten winner Ohio State is in the national semifinals.
The Buckeyes, a day after their 59-0 rout of Wisconsin, jumped to fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings on Sunday, giving Urban Meyer's team a shot at the national title.
SEC winner Alabama (12-1) remained No. 1 in the rankings and Pac-12 champion Oregon (12-1) stayed No. 2. ACC winner and reigning national champion Florida State (13-0) moved up one spot to No. 3.
Alabama will play Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. Oregon will take on Florida State in the Rose Bowl, also on New Year's Day. The winners will play for the national championship on Jan. 12.