staff, December 3, 2017

Alabama, not Big Ten champ Ohio State, claimed the No. 4 spot in the 2017 College Football Playoff, it was announced Sunday afternoon.

[ MORE: View final 2017 College Football Playoff rankings ]

The final spot was expected to come down to the Crimson Tide, the Buckeyes and, to a lesser extend, USC. The Tide, however, got the nod because it was "clearly" the choice, according to committee chairman Kirby Hocutt.

Ohio State finished No. 5, despite beating then-No. 4 Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game Saturday night.

Here's some Twitter reaction to the Buckeyes missing the playoff.