COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after a play against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Ohio State barely survived Maryland this past Saturday, and as a result, the Buckeyes were jumped in the College Football Playoff rankings by UCF. After the rankings were released, the committee’s chairman gave some color on the decision.Rob Mullens admitted that Ohio State has more talent than UCF – but he said that the Knights have the “all-around” more complete team.The Knights are currently 10-0 with two games left on their schedule – at USF and against whoever wins the AAC West in the league’s title game.Ohio State, at No. 10 right now, seemingly has an uphill battle to wind up ranked in the top four by the end of the year. But a win over No. 4 Michigan would be as good a win as any team in the country has right now.CFP chairman Rob Mullens on Central Florida being ahead of Ohio State. Said that while UCF may not have the depth of talent Ohio State has, at this moment, “UCF has the more all-around complete team.”— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) November 21, 2018Mullens’ explanation matters for the rankings right now, but it’s fair to assume that if Ohio State beats Michigan, the Buckeyes will jump up a few spots. UCF won’t have a win to match it.The Buckeyes will take on Michigan this Saturday, and if they win, they’ll get Northwestern a week later in the Big Ten title game.Michigan, with two wins, will likely make the four-team field.
Playoff Chairman Explains Why UCF Jumped Ohio State In The Rankings