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Empire State Building shines in scarlet & gray to honor Ohio State's title

Congratulations to @theohiostateuniversity! Our lights are now shining in scarlet and grey to honor their #CFBPlayoff victory over the University of Oregon. A post shared by Empire State Building (@empirestatebldg) on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:19pm PST Yes, that’s the Empire State Building. And yes, that’s the Empire State Building shining in scarlet and gray. [ MORE: Top 5 Ohio State tweets | Ohio State No. 1 in AP Poll | Brutus to Disney ] The iconic building went with Ohio State colors to honor the Buckeyes’ victory over Oregon in the first championship game of the playoff era Monday

Dienhart: For Ohio State, 2015 is a time to dream really big

BTN's Tom Dienhart writes: "Ohio State is on the precipice of becoming an "it" program, a college football bellwether and 10,000-pound beast. Urban Meyer's program is 38-3 in three years and has yet to lose a Big Ten regular-season game en route to posting a 24-0 mark. This win last night may be first of a run of national championships for the Buckeyes."

Ohio State, first playoff champion, finishes No. 1 in final AP Poll

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, national champion Ohio State (14-1) sits atop the final AP Poll, released Tuesday morning. [ MORE: Dienhart: ‘This Ohio State team isn’t going anywhere’ ] The Buckeyes, who beat Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night, received all 59 first-place votes and moved up four spots. The Ducks finished No. 2. TCU, Alabama, Michigan State (11-2) and Florida State, which tied with 1,212 votes, round out the top 5. Wisconsin (11-3), the Big Ten’s third and final ranked team, comes in at No. 13. [ MORE: Buy your Ohio