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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Urban Meyer would prefer not to face Clemson

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer knows just how important the rankings are for the College Football Playoff.

On FOX’s postgame show following the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night, the analysts discussed who they thought should be #1 between Ohio State and LSU. Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush and Meyer all said Ohio State deserved the top spot, while Matt Leinart said LSU.

Meyer emphasized just how critical the rankings are.

“Do you guys realize how important this is? You wish you could somehow take the subjectivity out of it,” Meyer said.

Quinn jumped in and said that’s because Meyer doesn’t want to play Clemson.

“I think so,” Meyer said.

Clemson is 13-0, has mostly rolled its opponents, and is the defending national champs. Compare them to Oklahoma, which lost to Kansas State and had narrow victories over Iowa State, TCU, and Baylor twice towards the end of the season.

There is little doubt that facing Clemson is a more daunting matchup than Oklahoma, which is a big reason why who gets the top spot is so important. Here’s my argument for why LSU deserves the top spot.

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