The Big Ten's College Football Playoff chances are on life support.
In the span of minutes on Saturday, Michigan State knocked off No. 7 Penn State and Iowa knocked off No. 6 Ohio State. While fans of the Spartans and Hawkeyes are certainly celebrating, fans of the idea of the Big Ten getting at least one team in the College Football Playoff are weeping.
Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan now all have two losses. To date, no two-loss team has ever been selected for the College Football Playoff. Of course, that could change this year. But it's bad precedent, for sure.
The conference's best shot now? That'd be for 9-0 Wisconsin, which hasn't played a stellar schedule, to finish 12-0 and knock off whichever team comes out of the Big Ten East in the league's title game.
Most don't believe that will happen, however.
There's a lot of football to be played. But today was a tough day for the Big Ten, which could, for the first time, not see one of its teams in the playoff.