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Ranking nine Rivalry Week matchups by playoff importance



There's a section in Ohio State's football building dedicated to college football's "GREATEST RIVALRY." A Michigan helmet and an Ohio State helmet are mounted on each side of a countdown clock that runs year-round, ticking down the seconds until The Game.

The clock's countdown is nearly complete, and once again, the Big Ten's biggest rivalry will determine the winner of its East Division and the league's top College Football Playoff contender. (As if the storied rivalry needed any additional juice.)

But Ohio State-Michigan is hardly the only game during Rivalry Week that could drastically change the playoff picture.