The difference between the Buckeyes and the Ducks is this:
Ohio State isn't playing for the Glory of a NC. Meyer has the Team playing for something far Greater. They are playing for each other as a Family and against the Adversity this Team has faced with the Suicide of a popular teammate and all the injuries. Meyer has this Team Highly Motivated and Focused on one common Goal. To win it all for each other.
When re-watching the B1G Championship game, and the Sugar Bowl for the 2nd time and you can definitely see which team was most highly motivated, focused, and playing for each other. Maybe there are teams with more talent but none are playing with as much heart, determination and focus as the Buckeyes, and that will see them through to a NC.
Meyer is a master of motivating his teams, and he has this team playing together with an in the fox hole mentality. This team has bought into Meyer's Philosophy. And they will be unstoppable Monday night.
Ohio State against the World. Go Bucks!