Ohio state is the big ten's last undefeated team. They are the big tens best chance at a national championship, even if the odds appear against them to win a big ten "championship*"
With Northwestern's loss to my Spartans and Oregon's loss today, in addition to USC and Washington already having cancellations on top of a shorter schedule, the playoff picture is not completely bleak for the buckeyes, who even with another cancellation could still be the highest ranked team outside of the ACC and SEC.
Lets face it, Byu and cincy aren't getting in without chaos BEYOND cancellations. Which to me indicates that the only teams that stand in the buckeyes' way are Bama, Florida, Clemson, Notre Dame, and possibly Texas A&M.