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By Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The NCAA has spoken and this year’s football playoffs will not include the Big Ten champions.

Penn State came back to beat Wisconsin Saturday night, but today they were passed over in consideration for the national title, coming in with a ranking of 5th in a four team tournament.

Alabama and Clemson were the top seeds in the football final four, followed by Ohio State and the Pac 12 Champions Washington.

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington In The College Football Playoff

Penn State coach James Franklin says his team was hot and overcame some early setbacks.

He was disappointed they didn’t make the playoffs, but the Nitany Lions are heading to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl and Franklin wants to end the season strong.

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