For Ohio State to get in without playing in the B1G championship, there needs to be some big upsets in the next two weeks.
This Week, Notre Dame and Florida need to lose. This eliminates Notre Dame altogether and sends a 2 loss team to the SEC championship. Regardless of how everything else plays out, if Ohio State and Baylor both win, I think Ohio State jumps Baylor, we would have a better win on the road. If not, then Baylor has two opportunities to lose, this week at TCU and next week against Texas.
Championship week: Iowa needs to beat MSU. A 2 loss MSU team would fall below us in the rankings; I'm not so sure a 1 loss Iowa team would. A 2 loss Florida team would need to beat Alabama in the SEC championship, or in the event a Alabama were to lose to Auburn it wouldn't matter. Then USC or UCLA needs to beat Stanford in the Pac12 championship.
- Stanford > ND
- FSU > UF
- Iowa > MSU
- USC/UCLA > Stanford
- UF > Alabama
- Auburn > Alabama
- TCU/Texas > Baylor
Wouldn't it be hilarious if the SEC champ missed the playoff altogether?