For many teams it’s the midway point of the college football season, but unlike many teams Ohio State Football has managed to stay undefeated.
ESPN ranked the top remaining unbeaten teams (subscription required), and you won’t like who is at the top of its list. The Buckeyes are strong candidates to return to the College Football Playoff and it’s backed up by Bill Connelly’s insight.
Find out where ESPN ranks Ohio State among the teams without a blemish on their record, what its odd are for going undefeated during the regular season, along with a look at the other Big Ten and other national teams like Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and more.
College Football Playoff odds
The good news is that the Buckeyes moved up from last week in their rankings, from No. 3 to No. 2 following a 41-7 defeat of Purdue. Ohio State ranks first in the Football Power Index rankings, while the SP+ (subscription required) puts it second. ESPN gives the Buckeyes a 13% chance to have an undefeated regular season.
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In a shocking development, they selected wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., who has been money on third downs, averaging over 23 yards-per-catch. Unfortunately, ESPN sees this offense like many of us do, “this still isn’t the Ohio State offense we’re used to.” Can’t really disagree with the choice, Harrison Jr.’s star has shone bright this season.
Most important remaining player
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