Ohio State RB JK Dobbins questions Clemson’s playoff positioning

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In the new College Football Playoff era, one loss no longer has to doom a team’s chances of winning the National Championship. No team knows that better than Ohio State, who overcame a bad loss against Virginia Tech to somewhat controversially earn a spot in the first playoff bracket in 2014 and go on to win a national championship.

But apparently Buckeyes running back J.K. Dobbins isn’t too pleased with the playoff committee giving the defending national champion Clemson Tigers the benefit of the doubt for having lost one game this year.

Dobbins shared his displeasure with the current playoff standings after Ohio State dominated Michigan State on Saturday.

“It seems like the committee doesn’t like us this year, so I don’t know,” Dobbins said. “We lose one game, and we get bumped all the way back. Clemson’s back in the top four, and they lost to Syracuse.”

While he wasn’t on the team last year, it sounds a little bit like Dobbins is still bitter about the 31-0 loss Ohio State suffered against Clemson in the National Semifinal matchup last year. Either that or Dobbins is failing to see the obvious when it comes to the playoff rankings.

For one, Clemson only has one loss, and Ohio State has two. The fact Clemson lost to unranked Syracuse, and Ohio State fell to two ranked opponents is irrelevant because the teams don’t have the same number of defeats.

And secondly, Clemson is going to receive the benefit of the doubt for losing at Syracuse because they were without starting quarterback Kelly Bryant.

No doubt, the margin of error for Clemson is zero if they plan to make the playoffs for the third straight year, but the Tigers control their own destiny. Ohio State needs a lot of help to become the first 2-loss team to make the playoffs, and they only have themselves to blame.

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