Baylor and Notre Dame losing was HUGE.
Oklahoma is in. They should be. The Bedlam performance was monumental. That offense is great, so is the defense. Now is when I could lament our not hiring Lincoln Reilly, but I digress.
Whoever wins in Indianapolis is in. Part of me wants to think that MSU blowing out Iowa would be good, makes our loss look better. But I also think the commitee probably wouldn't want to see a potential rematch of the MSU v. OSU game. Nor would they want to see a potential Big Ten vs Big Ten national championship game.
Florida losing tonight vs FLA State is huge.
If they beat Alabama, we could be in.
If Clemson loses, we could be in.
If Clemson AND Alabama lose, we're absolutely in.
In short, could we be in? Yes. Teams would need to lose. Would it have helped if we were dominant all year and then lost to MSU? Yes. But other than Rutgers and Michigan, we looked like shit.
I hate to admit it, but the Ohio State brand helps. We get televisions turned on.
It's college football. Anything is possible.