The million-dollar question entering college football’s final Saturday before the Playoff vote — if Oklahoma and Ohio State win their respective conference championship games, who makes the final four?
As it stands, The Sooners (11-1) have a slight edge on the Buckeyes (11-1), who jumped from No. 10 to sixth in this week’s penultimate rankings reveal following last weekend’s 62-39 beatdown of Michigan. Oklahoma survived a 59-56 scare at West Virginia to maintain its stance at No. 5, just behind Georgia.
Both teams have struggled with inconsistencies on defense this season, which could be a determining factor in getting past both Texas and Northwestern in the Big 12 Championship and Big Ten title game.
CFB Playoff chairman Rob Mullens answered several questions earlier this week on Oklahoma vs. Ohio State and why the selection committee, at least to this point, has voted the way it has on the Sooners and Buckeyes: