Predictably the USC Trojans did not make the 2022 College Football Playoff.
The Trojans entered the Pac-12 championship game No. 4 in the CFP rankings, knowing they needed to beat Utah to hold onto their spot. USC collapsed in the second half in a 47-24 loss to the Utes that shattered their CFP hopes.
The final CFP rankings were released Sunday morning, and future Big Ten opponent Ohio State replaced USC as the No. 4 team.
Here are the final CFP rankings.
4. Ohio State
And here are the CFP semifinal matchups scheduled for Dec. 31:
– (1) Georgia vs. (4) Ohio State in the Peach Bowl
– (2) Michigan vs. (3) TCU in the Fiesta Bowl
USC will play in the Cotton Bowl against Tulane. Stay tuned as the entire college football bowl lineup is announced Sunday.