Ohio State upsets undefeated Wisconsin, Clemson pummels Miami

Big Ten Championship 3 things to know before the Badgers take on Ohio State

It's going to be a fun one. Davidson (10.9 points) tied a season low with five points and went 1-for-5 beyond the arc, ending a three-game stretch during which he drained 11 of his previous 19 3-point attempts. Losing once is better than losing twice.

"I feel we can make an argument that we're the strongest conference", he said.

I thought Ohio State would be picked because this would have been the most expedient result for the committee. Given that fact, you can't assume rankings from last week will hold up from one week to the next. Presumably, the playoff will include ACC champion Clemson, SEC champion Georgia and Big 12 champion Oklahoma. That depends on whose ox is being gored. Both two-loss teams had three wins against top 25 opponents and won their conference championship, but neither made the College Football Playoff.

Ohio State (11-2) built a 14-point lead in the first half and took an 11-point margin into the final quarter, then hung on as the Badgers rallied. However, in the end, Ohio State's 31-point loss to Iowa was too much to overcome.

"We deserve a shot", Ohio State coach Urban Meyer told reporters after the game of his team's Playoff likelihood. In addition, they can point to Penn State a year ago and Stanford in 2015.

Finishing the season ranked fifth, the Buckeyes will take on the eighth-ranked USC Trojans in the Cotton Bowl on December 29th at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

When Ohio State rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Penn State 39-38 on October 28, it seemed the Buckeyes had a clear path to crack the top four. The Big Ten rushing champion has been sensational all season and put himself into Heisman Trophy contention by giving the Badgers a different look. Denzel Ward was every bit of a future first-round draft pick, recording two passes defensed to go along with his first quarter interception.

Following resounding wins by No. 1 Clemson, No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 6 Georgia, the committee will likely have to decide if the two-loss conference champion Buckeyes or one-loss Alabama Crimson Tide are more deserving of the CFP's fourth and final spot. Or will it Big Ten Champ Ohio State claim the fourth and final spot?

The selection show at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday will reveal the final picks after conference championship weekend, and those teams will face off in the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl on January 1. For example, the No. 5 team (Alabama) may not rank ahead of the No. 8 (Ohio State) when the final poll comes out Sunday. After the 2015 season, Alabama prevailed 45-40 in a game that wasn't sealed until 12 seconds remained.

His throwing form didn't suffer either when Barrett completed an 84-yard touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin on the Buckeyes' next series.

The committee has given us Tide vs. Tigers III.

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