The selection committee kept the Buckeyes at No. 6, ahead of Baylor but behind Mississippi State and TCU, in the newest list that was announced Tuesday night.
Ohio State head coach Meyer wasn’t asked a single playoff-related question in his 15-minute press conference on Monday, but one thing he did touch on was the fact that his team still needs to improve to be able to make the argument about playing as well as any team in the country. The Buckeyes have lost the turnover battle in three straight games, coughing up the ball a combined eight times against Michigan State, Minnesota and Indiana while only forcing three turnovers.
“It is very important to be hitting your stride,” Meyer said. “The only thing I'd say is, I wouldn't say we're not hitting our stride. There's some things to clean up. But if you evaluate our team compared to week one it's still the most improved team. They're playing at a high level. Just gotta take care of the ball.”
While a win against mediocre Michigan on Saturday is unlikely to impress the committee, the Buckeyes will still have a chance at a quality win the following week in the Big Ten title game. OSU will face the winner of this week’s matchup between No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 18 Minnesota.
College Football Playoff Rankings (Nov. 25)
3. Florida State
4. Mississippi State
6. Ohio State
10. Michigan State
12. Kansas State
13. Arizona State
16. Georgia Tech
23. Boise State