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Did Ohio State’s shaky first half against Wisconsin cost it the top playoff seed?

In most seasons, the biggest gap in college football comes between the No. 4 and No. 5 ranking in final College Football Playoff standings. That’s because No. 4 means the glory of the College Football Playoff, and the No. 5 slot means a near-miss.

In this year’s edition of the College Football Playoff, it’ll be a different type of drama in the final CFP selection show. As this year’s CFP field began to take shape, the gap between No. 1 and No. 2 has long loomed as one of the most significant rankings of this season.