A canceled game did not hurt Ohio State's playoff ranking.
Despite last weekend's cancellation of Ohio State's matchup with Illinois, the Buckeyes still find themselves among the four best teams in the nation in the eyes of the committee, remaining No. 4 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
Ohio State once again checks in behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Notre Dame, and No. 3 Clemson in the rankings. The Buckeyes have played the fewest number of games of any top-15 team.
The Buckeyes have no ranked opponents left on the regular-season schedule, but will likely face a ranked matchup on Dec. 19, whether it's No. 14 Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship game or No. 16 Wisconsin.
Here's a look at the full rankings.