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College Football Playoff Selection Show 2022: Watch live for free (12/4/22)

The Plain Dealer  Cleveland logo The Plain Dealer Cleveland 12/4/2022 Tim Bielik,
OSU QB C.J. Stroud warms up before the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus on Saturday, November 26, 2022. David Petkiewicz, © David Petkiewicz/ OSU QB C.J. Stroud warms up before the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus on Saturday, November 26, 2022. David Petkiewicz,

The final four teams who will play for the 2022 college football national championship will be named during Sunday’s College Football Playoff Selection Show. It starts at noon Eastern.

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Georgia and Michigan each won their respective conference championships and remain undefeated. But losses by TCU and USC open the door for Ohio State, who lost by 23 points to Michigan a week ago, and possibly even Alabama to sneak into the playoff.

What: 2022 College Football Playoff Selection Show.

When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

Time: Noon Eastern.


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Read some of what Nathan Baird of wrote about how the Buckeyes reacted on social media to USC’s blowout loss in the Pac-12 Championship Game to Utah on Friday night.

After one mostly silent week in the wake of a humbling home loss to Michigan, Ohio State football players found their voice again Friday night.

They started chiming in around midnight, as Utah put the finishing touches on a 47-24 thumping of USC in the Pac-12 championship game. Nothing will be official until Sunday, but the Buckeyes knew what that likely meant for them.

“Get back time,” receiver Emeka Egbuka wrote on Twitter.

None of the previous 118 incarnations of The Game were followed with a coda like this. From here on in — thanks to a combination of a divisionless Big Ten and playoff expansion in 2024 — this rivalry will include a road to redemption like the one about to unfold.

What once would have been a season-defining, postseason-rerouting loss to Michigan instead only staggered the Buckeyes. It felt exactly like a gut punch is supposed to feel, but it wasn’t fatal.

Barring an unexpected change of precedent by the College Football Playoff selection committee on Sunday, OSU’s national championship hopes were jolted back to life by Utah’s defensive resurgence and USC’s tribute to the perils of arm tackling.

A source told the Buckeyes were back at practice last week, with the staff inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center directing their attention toward Georgia. Ohio State went into The Game with the second-best odds to win the national championship (+230 at DraftKings), behind only the Bulldogs (-140).

The pieces that made OSU a strong contender remain more or less in place. Yet vulnerabilities must be repaired before kickoff in either the Peach Bowl or Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31.

Ohio State must first get healthy. Jaxon Smith-Njigba has not been ruled out for the playoff, though Ryan Day and others have deemed it better not to speak with too much optimism about the receiver’s potential return. The Buckeyes played The Game without starting running back TreVeyon Henderson and right guard Matt Jones. No. 2 running back Miyan Williams tried to play but had to shut down.

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