How Saturday's results affect the College Football Playoff, and what's next for each contender

When the College Football Playoff selection committee met last week, chairman Gary Barta said there was a "great discussion" about whether Ohio State should keep the fourth spot, or whether No. 5 Texas A&M earned it.

When the committee compared those two teams side by side on the giant screens in the room, Barta said, "there just wasn't enough there to put Texas A&M ahead of Ohio State."