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The title fight in Indianapolis is already set, but the No. 5 Badgers and No. 9 Buckeyes need to avoid upsets. Plus, three teams vie to go bowling.
If the Buckeyes defeat the Wolverines, their playoff hopes remain on life support as a potential two-loss Big Ten champion, but they would still need others to stumble.
The committee jumped Miami to No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings ahead of rivalry week, which is sure to jumble the next rankings.
Outlook for Ohio State
FPI gives the No. 9 Buckeyes slightly better than a coin flip's chance to win their next two games even though one of them comes against current No. 5 Wisconsin.
A look at the playoff field
The latest CFP rankings were released Tuesday with the Crimson Tide holding firm at No. 1. But how is the rest of the Top 10 looking?
Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.
Undefeated Wisconsin winning the league and finishing in the top four is the Big Ten's simplest hope. Ohio State losing to Michigan but winning the conference could spell doom.
Drew Bledsoe, Donald Driver, Urban Meyer and others took to social media to pay their respects to Glenn.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Urban Meyer said today in his press conference that the rivalry game against Michigan is not a "one week deal." Rather that he and his coaches have been preparing for this game all year. "We're not just starting our film study for the week," Meyer said. "That's been going on for a long time." When asked a similar question, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh stated that he and his staff have done much of the same because of the magnitude that this rivalry brings.
Remembering Terry Glenn
Glenn came out of nowhere to become an All-American at Ohio State as a junior, on his way to being a top-10 pick by the Patriots. He tallied 8,823 receiving yards and 44 TDs for three different NFL teams, with one of those scores being Tom Brady's first career TD pass.
Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer
Michigan's quarterback for its game against Ohio State this weekend remains a question mark. Brandon Peters is going through concussion protocol and will be evaluated again Monday. Jim Harbaugh says he's not sure if Wilton Speight will be cleared for contact in practice this week.
Barrett helped Ohio State put away Illinois early, scoring four first-quarter touchdowns. He continued to struggle downfield, however.
Some games, such as Alabama-Auburn, have major playoff implications. Others, such as Ole Miss-Mississippi State, are just about good, old-fashioned hatred. Either way, these are the battles this weekend that make college football great.
Barrett makes Big Ten History
With two touchdown passes in Ohio State's 52-14 win over Illinois on Saturday, J.T. Barrett (101) became the first player in Big Ten history with 100 career passing TDs. Barrett continues to distance himself from former Purdue QB Drew Brees (90 passing TDs).