Tom Pennington, Pool, Associated Press
Ohio State players celebrate after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20.

WASHINGTON — President Obama tells congressional leaders that having a college football playoff is something everyone can agree upon.

Obama congratulated Ohio State Tuesday for winning the first College Football Playoff national championship game. The Buckeyes beat Oregon 42-20 on Monday night to wrap up the first playoff at the major college football level.

Obama called for a playoff to decide a champion at college football's highest level when he took office back in 2008.

The President also commended Oregon for a great season and noted that Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota is also from Obama's home state of Hawaii.