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Stanford's David Shaw says four team playoff 'doesn't make sense'
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Stanford's David Shaw says four team playoff 'doesn't make sense'

Published Dec. 7, 2015 1:44 p.m. ET

Shortly after claiming his third Pac-12 title in four years, Stanford head coach David Shaw had a message for the College Football Playoff committee.

Shaw was aware that his 11-2 Stanford team would likely be left out of the playoff, despite winning its conference title and proving itself to be one of the best teams in the country all year. 

When asked after the Pac-12 Championship game about the four team playoff, Shaw explained why the four team playoff doesn't make sense for Power 5 schools. 

"We've made all these stride to make Power 5 conferences, but we only have 4 spots in the playoff," said Shaw. "Doesn't make sense." 

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Stanford moved up to No. 6 in the final playoff rankings; however, committee chair Jeff Long said that neither Stanford nor Ohio State were close to getting into the top four. 

Stanford will play Iowa in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. It will be Stanford's third Rose Bowl appearance in the last four years.

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