INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio State’s seed in the College Football Playoff could ultimately depend on whether the committee puts more stock in how the Buckeyes played in the first half or the second half.
At halftime, Ohio State’s grasp on the No. 1 spot in the playoff rankings appeared to have slipped away. Had the Buckeyes lost to Wisconsin, they would have fallen to at least the No. 3 seed, even though their 12-1 record probably still would have been enough to keep them in the four-team field. Given that they were trailing 21-7 at the break, that appeared to be a real possibility.