This is why they play the game of college football.
The College Football Playoff rankings will continue for two more weeks and will be released each Tuesday.
Just how much better are things looking for the Buckeyes and Cardinals? The two will play in a massive showdown next Saturday in Morgantown with the victor planting themselves firmly in the driver's seat of the Big 12.
Even if Ohio State (currently 6-1 in the Big Ten) defeats Michigan on November 26, the Buckeyes won't reach the Big Ten championship game unless Penn State (also 6-1 in the Big Ten) loses one of its final two regular-season games against Rutgers and Michigan State.
Hocuff also praised Ohio State for its consistency and recent form. "But it is noted within our discussions that that is a good FCS team this season". Ohio State's only loss took place on the road against a Top 10 team in Penn State. That should be enough to keep Clemson in the field, but the Tigers basically eliminated their margin for error. Clemson have the head-to-head edge over Louisville in the ACC. Washington's season and Pac-12 championship bid is still in their hands, if they win against Arizona State and Washington State. MI 4. Clemson 5. Last year, it was the Pac-12 being left out.More news: Brazilian GP halted after safety vehicle start
Dimick and the Utah defensive line wreaked havoc all Thursday night against Arizona State.
Penn State, who beat OSU earlier this season 24-21, is now ranked in the No. 8 spot, with the chance to contend for a Big Ten championship against Wisconsin as it stands right now. Maybe Louisville, which is hoping to get in without winning the ACC. Their final two games are against teams with.500-or-better records, but the biggest remaining hurdle figures to come in the ACC title game, probably against Virginia Tech. Currently, the Crimson Tide are the only remaining undefeated team from a power five conference. So something would have to give in this scenario. However, the Panthers forced three turnovers, generated eight tackles for a loss and stopped the Tigers on a critical fourth-and-one late in the fourth quarter. If Penn State wins its last two regular-season games (over Rutgers and Michigan State), the Nittany Lions, who handed Ohio State its only loss, would go to the Big Ten title game. Auburn and LSU find themselves there as one rose and one fell. However, it does increase the possibility of two ACC teams.
"I think in the game of college football, a convincing win can vary", Hocutt said.
No. 8 Oklahoma (8-2) is the highest ranked Big 12 team, ahead of No. 10 West Virginia (8-1).