Notre Dame being undefeated last year was a real killer to our chances at the playoff. Luckily this year they will play UGA at UGA and I think they will lose that game. If they end up beating UGA, us OSU fans should be rooting t for UM against them this year as well because them losing that game last year kills ND's playoff.
Ultimately, don't get blasted on the road by an unranked team by 30+ points two years in a row.
The games I think we can potentially lose would be at Nebraska and at NW.
Nebraska's QB Martinez is pretty good. Scott Frost is in year two and he knows offense. This game will most likely be a night game and we'll definitely get Nebraska's best. I still think Frost is a year or two away but this game scares me.
Most people forget that NW gained Clemson transfer QB and former 5* Hunter Johnson. Never discount a Pat Fitzgerald team especially when it's a Friday night game.
If we lose close to either one I think we'd be fine, especially if they end up in the BIG10 championship game.
Looking at other teams who have been consistently in the playoff discussion, OU has a pretty favorable schedule. They play at Texas which could be the only real challenge. OU will have Jalen Hurts most likely starting and while he was a winner at Bama, I'm not sure what he will be like at OU.
UGA is always a threat. I think they do have little tougher of a schedule this year than previous years. Florida has shown improvement. I think Texas AM will be better and UGA plays Auburn at Auburn. I can see them losing one of those plus the SEC champ game against Alabama.
Clemson and Bama- LOL at the schedules. Neither team should lose. Bamas toughest test is LSU at home and both teams have byes before they play. Clemsons toughest test is Texas AM.
I will say if Lawrence goes down for Clemson they could be in trouble. OSU could be in the same boat if we lose Fields.
If you want to root for one out of conference team this year, root for Texas AM. They play UGA, Bama, and Clemson.