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TCU coach Gary Patterson questioned the selection committee's decision to exclude the Horned Frogs from the first College Football Playoff.

By SI Wire
April 10, 2015

TCU coach Gary Patterson addressed the selection committee's decision to exclude the Horned Frogs from the first College Football Playoff.

TCU was ranked third in the penultimate version of the CFP rankings. After beating Iowa State, 55-3, the Horned Frogs fell to sixth, with Baylor moving up to fifth and Ohio State to fourth.

The Big 12 is the only one of the so-called Power Five conferences that does not stage a championship game. Meanwhile, Ohio State beat Wisconsin, 59-0, in the Big Ten title game.

Speaking to reporters this week, Patterson questioned why the committee did not include TCU in the playoff field. From CBSSports.com:

"I was told the reason we had a [selection] committee is we were going to take all that stuff out of it. [Conference] championship games shouldn't have mattered," Patterson said.

"Their job was to watch all this film and pick the four best teams no matter who you played, what you did. All the sudden it came down to, 'Well, they played a championship game but they didn't.' That's not what we were told. We were told they were going to pick the four best teams."

TCU finished the season 12-1 after beating Ole Miss, 42-3, in the Peach Bowl, while Ohio State won the national championship.

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