Washington or Penn State could jump over them if they win their divisions (Louisville most likely won't win theirs) and Wisconsin most likely would if they win the Big Ten championship.
"Whenever we lose here at Ohio State, it's because we beat ourselves".
As the group of reporters around Barrett chuckled, one remarked, "We don't control that". "It doesn't make sense to me".
But Buckeyes players weren't rooting for MI.
You see, even if Ohio State wins its final two regular-season games - including a sure-to-be-epic showdown with MI in The Game - it won't be able to claim a Big Ten East Division title or play for a conference championship if Penn State also wins its last two regular-season games. One-loss Washington has one of the easiest schedules among power-five teams, while Oklahoma lost to Ohio State and Colorado lost to MI.
According to ESPN's matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Ohio State wins the match-up between the two teams 93.1 percent of the time.
"That's something totally different", he said.
Meyer says he has played the revenge card at times in his past, but hasn't so far this week. "That's left to somebody else, the people on the committee".
"It's a good thing that I'm not on the decision committee", Buckeyes right guard Billy Price said Monday. "I did not cover it yesterday". Didnt go to a bowl game that year, but everybody seems to remember it, so, I guess thats something.. Normally in the past, I have.
The only hopes for Michigan State to pull off an upset is its defense having its best performance of the season and Scott providing the offensive production.
But what if Wisconsin beats Penn State for the Big Ten title? "It means a lot". The Spartans were the lone team to beat the Buckeyes a year ago.
Following a weekend where three top ten teams lost (Clemson, Michigan, Washington), the Alabama Crimson Tide are the clear cut favorite at 4/5 (wager $125 to win $100) to win the 2017 College Football Championship. Well, Ohio State will finish with one conference loss to Penn State, Penn State will finish with one conference loss to MI, and Michigan will finish with two conference losses. Still, could Louisville leap into the top four after the Michigan-Ohio State game is played? Analysts believe the Buckeyes will make the playoffs based on their popularity.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Miles Bridges scored 21 of his 24 points in the first half, grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists in his home debut for No. 13 Michigan State in an 100-53 win over Mississippi Valley State on Friday night.
"It was just him and me, and I think I had a program in my hand, and just being a GA, I said, 'Do you mind signing this?' I think I still have that program", Dantonio said.
"We'll practice like we did a week ago when Tommy was going through the concussion protocol", Nebraska head coach Mike Riley said.
Ohio State: H-B Curtis Samuel. "So I don't worry about those things or give them a lot of focus or attention".