On Tuesday night, the second edition of the College Football Playoff rankings were released.
Michigan, with one loss, currently sits at No. 4. Another Big Ten team with just one loss — Ohio State — is down at No. 10. The difference in their respective losses is probably the reason why, but regardless, the Buckeyes need to jump several teams in order to make the playoff at the end of the year.
However, Ohio State could control its own destiny by just winning out. That would include defeating No. 18 Michigan State, No. 4 Michigan and winning the Big Ten title.
FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt think the Buckeyes need more help, though:
.@joelklatt says Ohio State needs "chaos" to make the College Football Playoff.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 7, 2018
Klatt says Ohio State needs chaos to happen. That may or may not be true. We’ll eventually find out.
But what Klatt talked more about was what the Buckeyes lack. He says they don’t have a consistent running game, or a good defense. If those things change, great.
But if they don’t, we may not have to worry about whether or not a one-loss Ohio State team makes the playoff or not.