With No. 10 Ohio State’s 62-32 demolition of No. 4 Michigan, there’s now a clear path for Oklahoma to earn entry into its third College Football Playoff.
The Sooners began the week ranked ahead of the Buckeyes in the playoff rankings. But with Ohio State’s showing against the Wolverines, there’s a good argument for Ohio State to leap from the Sooners in the rankings.
The Buckeyes boast a win against a No. 12 Penn State team as well as this Michigan squad. But that loss to Purdue is just as glaring as the win against Michigan for the Buckeyes.
No. 6 Oklahoma has top 25 wins against Iowa State and West Virginia as well as a sneaky-good Army team. With a win against a top 25 Texas team in the Big 12 title game, the Sooners will have a resume that is on-par and perhaps better than Ohio State’s resume with an unusual trump card.
Oklahoma is undefeated at home and on the road with its lone loss coming on a neutral field. As impressive as Ohio State’s win against Michigan is, it came with home field advantage.