Three teams will have to unseat the Ohio State Buckeyes if Urban Meyer and the gang are to be left at home for the sport’s four-team tournament.
The College Football Playoff Rankings were revealed on Tuesday, with the Buckeyes again sitting at number two, despite the fact that they did not win their conference.
Number three Clemson, number four Washington and number six Wisconsin all have a chance to win their conference, and then potentially jump Ohio State in the rankings.
Number five Michigan has an uphill climb to get in, despite being just one spot shy, having two losses and no conference title.
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