I want to agree with you but there is no conspiracy. MSU losing to Arizona State with that putrid offensive showing is flat out embarrassing. Penn State didn't look like world beaters against Pitt. Michigan last week against Army did the conference no favors. If the other "top" teams in the SEC had showings like that we'd be piling on them too.
The Buckeyes are by far the best team in the B1G. If we slip up and lose to any of these teams it will be our own fault for not getting in. If we take of business and win every week the playoffs will take care of itself