Ohio State has a 29-point loss to Purdue in October on its résumé, and in the time since that setback, the Buckeyes have looked shaky.
Ohio State took down MI on Saturday, knocking the Wolverines from the College Football Playoff discussion. The rest of the playoff picture didn't change either as No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 MI kept their respective places following victories. The Buckeyes just barely held on for an overtime win against Maryland, opening the door for UCF.
Ohio State has the better win - but the worse loss.
Notre Dame's 11 opponents have a combined record of 64-55 and the Irish are tied with Alabama and Georgia for the most wins over Power 5 opponents with a winning record with five. No. 7 LSU held off off No. 8 Washington State for another week, while No. 9 Central Florida and No. 10 Ohio State rounded out the top 10.
"While UCF may not have the depth or talent of Ohio State, the committee felt that right now, today, after Week 12, UCF has the more all-around, complete team", said Mullens, Oregon's athletic director. Those two teams play Friday night in Morgantown.More news: Turkey Discusses Khashoggi Case With UN Chief But No Request For Inquiry
"When we look at their full body of résumés, with Oklahoma we see one of the top offenses in the country with a dynamic quarterback, understanding that their defense struggles and their only loss is to a ranked Texas team on a neutral site", Mullens said.
Beat Auburn and Georgia to finish 13-0 and SEC champs: IN Lose one of its two remaining games to finish 12-1: Still IN, whether it's with an SEC title or not. It is the highest spot by a Group of 5 member in the history of the CFP.
Oklahoma has surrendered at least 40 points in four straight games - and still won all of them.
The question is whether the Sooners can ride it into the top four.