Ohio State may have gotten caught looking ahead when it found itself in a battle with Maryland this past Saturday. Fortunately, the Buckeyes pulled it together to put the Terrapins to bed and came away from College Park with a 13-point victory.
OSU now prepares for Michigan in The Game and it’s as big as it’s ever been. The No. 2 Buckeyes welcome the No. 3 Wolverines to Ohio Stadium, both undefeated and both looking for a birth in the Big Ten Championship game and in the College Football Playoff.
As we head into the final week of the regular season, let’s take a peek at where Kirk Herbstreit has Ohio State in relation to Michigan, and the rest of his top six after a weekend full of close calls and upsets.
No. 6 – USC Trojans
What we say
USC has worked its way back into the conversation as a playoff contender. The Trojans have to get past a much improved Notre Dame team for the talk to continue. The USC defense still leaves much to be desired, and if Lincoln Riley’s club wants to crash the CFP party, the Trojan D will have to play at a much higher level over these last two weeks.