Who should be in the top 4?
That’s the big question around college football Sunday. And in the eyes of James Franklin, who led Penn State to nine straight wins and a come-from-behind Big Ten Championship victory, Penn State and Ohio State should be in that College Football Playoff field.
On hiss final USA Today Coaches Poll ballot, Franklin ranked his Nittany Lions No. 3 and Ohio State at No. 4. He had Alabama and Clemson at 1 and 2, respectively, with Washington and Michigan — which beat Penn State in September — at Nos. 5 and 6.
James Franklin's ballot: Penn State at No. 3, Ohio State at No. 4: https://t.co/FOlTF8Eau5
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) December 4, 2016
Franklin’s No. 3 vote was the highest for Penn State among the coaches. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer also had the Nittany Lions in the top 4 at No. 4. Meyer had his 11-1 Buckeyes at No. 2.
Meyer was among 10 coaches who had Penn State in the top four.
10 coaches voted Penn St in top 4 of coaches poll, including Urban Meyer, James Franklin, Mike Leach, Kevin Sumlin. https://t.co/LvDVolF9b9
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) December 4, 2016