If Georgia upsets Alabama in the SEC championship game on Saturday, the Dawgs are in the playoff - and the playoff picture becomes quite chaotic.
A month ago it seemed like a stretch that Ohio State (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten) would be preparing for the trip to Indianapolis.
When it comes to OU head coach Lincoln Riley, his thoughts are all on No. 14 Texas and winning the Big 12 championship this weekend.
In case you didn't hear, James Franklin still has more Big Ten championships than Jim Harbaugh.More news: Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage in referendum
But as Brady has gone on to have oodles of triumph in the National Football League with the Patriots over the last 19 years, his Wolverines have not fared very well against Ohio State.
Cleveland State: The Horizon League team couldn't keep up offensively, shooting 35 percent for the floor compared with 54.1 percent for Ohio State. Texas is the only team to beat OU this season.
"We haven't beaten them in a while", Bush said. Oklahoma's best win was on the road against West Virginia, a game in which the Sooners gave up more than 700 yards and allowed 56. That venue was Ohio Stadium, and Ohio State embarrassed MI, 62-39, on Saturday. TCU, at 10-1, beat Iowa State 55-3. Oklahoma ranks No. 5 in ESPN's Football Power Index; Ohio State ranks No. 6.
A similar situation isn't out of the question when the final rankings are revealed on Sunday. Ohio State beat MI 62-39.
If an Ohio State jump over Oklahoma happens (assuming a Sooners win), the committee will have some explaining to do.More news: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas Celebrate Thanksgiving With Family in Delhi
Things didn't turn out so well for the Maize and Blue, as the Buckeyes hammered MI 62-39 to knock the Wolverines out of the College Football Playoff conversation. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., who won last year's game in Ann Arbor after coming in for the injured J.T. Barrett, threw six touchdowns, a school record in the rivalry. Thanks to having wins over both teams, Northwestern owned the tiebreakers and the division.
Teams from the conference make up almost a third of the top 25.
The issue wasn't relevant previous year since the Sugar Bowl was one of the national semifinals, negating its usual contractual obligation to match the best non-playoff teams from the SEC and Big 12.
Both No. 9 Florida and No. 10 LSU have all but locked up spots in New Year's Six games. Should the Tigers drop out of the top 12 in Tuesday's rankings, every SEC team will get bumped down a bowl game.More news: Prince Harry and Meghan are moving to the suburbs