How Ohio State stacks up in the playoff race

Ohio State (11-1, 8-0 Big Ten)

Strength of schedule ratings: 37th (NCAA); 13th.

Record against teams in latest playoff rankings: 1-0.

Record against latest AP Top 25: 1-0.

Record against bowl eligible teams: 8-1.

Best wins: vs. Michigan State 49-37; vs. Minnesota 31-24.

Loss: Virginia Tech, 35-21.

Scoring margin: 21.2

Yards per play and national rank: 6.86, 7th

Yards per play allowed and national rank: 4.94, 24th

AP Analysis: The Buckeyes have overcome the early 14-point loss at home to 6-6 Virginia Tech. But after losing QB J.T. Barrett to a broken ankle last week, can they overcome both Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and the first-game jitters of replacement Cardale Jones? The CFP committee says it will be watching.

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