Ohio State is night and day better than it was a season ago. Last year, the Buckeyes finished 13-1. They won the Big Ten.

Not too shabby, right? However, the team is much better this year. We’re seeing it. Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff committee will likely say as much.

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Ohio State has been dominating not just because of its improvement of the balance on offense, but the defense as well. Chase Young gets all the publicity, but it’s more than Young. The entire defense has been elite this year compared to where it was a year ago.

Ryan Day talked about that and trying to overcome the potential of being complacent against a struggling Maryland team this Saturday:

Here’s Day also talking about the CFB Playoff, as the first set of rankings are set to release Tuesday night:

Ohio State-Maryland is scheduled for a noon ET kickoff Saturday at home. The game will be televised on FOX.