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College Football Playoff: Big 12 hurt by lack of conference title game
College Football Playoff: Big 12 hurt by lack of conference title game

You could see the pieces coming together Saturday night. The Big 12 toxic triangle started to form when Florida State and Baylor pulled away for wins against Georgia Tech and Kansas State. Meanwhile, Ohio State was crushing Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. The College Football Playoff Committee suddenly had a way to solve its "Baylor-Texas Christian" problem.  The decision seemed clear: The Big 12 was going to get left out of the playoff. And that's exactly what happened Sunday morning, when the first four teams in the first four-team playoff became Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State. Baylor, in the end, won the "head-to-head" battle...

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