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Twitter responds to Ohio State being left out of the College Football Playoff

From angry to relieved, the emotions run the gamut.

Big Ten Championship - Ohio State v Wisconsin Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

For better or for worse, the College Football Playoff committee has announced this year’s semifinalists, and the Ohio State Buckeyes are on the outside looking in, as the Alabama Crimson Tide claimed the fourth spot. The Buckeyes will take on the USC Trojans in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29.

The decision has elicited a wide range of emotions from Ohio State fans, current and former players, and media members. Some are bemoaning the lack of consistency in the committee’s rhetoric over what actually matters in terms of selection, while others are a little bit thankful to not have to go up against the Clemson Tigers in the semifinals for a second-straight year.

Check out some of the reactions from Twitter and OSU’s afternoon press conference below:

Media members also voiced their concerns with the way that the committee handled the selection:

We also asked fans to weigh in on the selection on Twitter, and the emotions varied tremendously, from incredulous to agreeing to relieved: