Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama are in the college football playoff semifinals.
The selection committee announced the final top 25 rankings Sunday, addressing media about the decision-making process The top three teams; Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia were shoe-ins, according to the committee. But Alabama edged out Ohio State for that number four spot, despite Alabama not winning the SEC West.
"I mean it's like, Alabama has to be in the playoffs. I know everybody hates us for it, but yeah there's no way we wouldn't have made it, " said Caitlyn Kitrrell.
Kitrrell and her friend Ashley Kelso say Ohio State should rank fifth, after losing to Oklahoma at home, and losing to Iowa by 31 points.
Andrew Campisi is from Louisiana, "We hate Nick Saban, from Louisiana, because he left LSU and went to Alabama, our hated rival, but sometimes you just gotta respect greatness and they do it year after year."
The committee congratulated Ohio State on beating Wisconsin for the Big Ten title Saturday, but preferred Alabama's consistent performance on the field from week to week.
Notre Dame fan Bharat Raju said, "I think Ohio State should've definitely made it. The Big Ten is one of the major football conferences and they deserve to have someone and Ohio State clearly proves that they belong there, over Alabama when Georgia is already in."
The highest-ranked team in Texas is TCU, the school that lost to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Saturday. TCU fell to number 15, ranked two spots below Stanford, the team the Horned Frogs will play in the Alamo Bowl
Bobby Cowan is a TCU fan.
"Remember the Alamo. We're going to be back. Gotta love Gary Patterson and his defense. We're playing Stanford, so I think we can beat him."