Art Briles says Baylor lost out on final playoff spot by 8-4 vote
Baylor coach Art Briles says he's been told his team missed out on the final College Football Playoff spot on an 8-4 vote for Ohio State.
Apparently the Baylor Bears were three votes shy of the first College Football Playoff.
According to Bears coach Art Briles, the fourth and final playoff spot came down to Baylor and Ohio State with the Bears losing out to the Buckeyes in an 8-4 vote.
"We've really only been nationally close once, last season," said Briles when discussing the the state of his program gaining national respect. "And if my source is correct, we fell short of No. 4 on an 8-4 vote."
That just shows how close Baylor was to getting that final playoff spot and potentially the program's first national title when you consider that Ohio State got that nod and went on to win the whole thing. That would probably have given the Bears some national relevance.
What I'm left wondering about all of this, though, is if Ohio State did in fact get chosen over Baylor via an 8-4 vote, where were the votes for TCU? Was there a voting semifinal between TCU and Baylor? Because if so, I'd really like to know the results of that vote as well.
They don't actually mean anything, but they'd be interesting, and this is the offseason now. I need something to occupy my time between now and late August.
Freeman will not play in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday
SportsLine simulated every bowl game 10,000 times for pick'em leagues and confidence pools
Grier will return to West Virginia for the 2018 season instead of entering the NFL Draft
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl just got spicy
Anderson had been under investigation for an incident at a bar in Cleveland County, Oklaho...
Between Arizona State and Tennessee, no one would have guessed how this coaching cycle turned...