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ESPN Predicts If Ohio State Or Oklahoma Will Get 4th Playoff Spot

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Ohio State-Michigan game isn't over yet, but we feel safe in saying that the No. 10-ranked Buckeyes will hold on against the No. 4 Wolverines.

Urban Meyer's team is currently beating Jim Harbaugh's squad, 62-32, late in the fourth quarter.

With the win, Ohio State will improve to 11-1 and head to the Big Ten Championship Game, where it'll face Northwestern.

If the Buckeyes win that, they'll be 12-1 with a conference championship. Will that be enough for a College Football Playoff berth?


Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame likely all have College Football Playoff spots locked up if they win out.

That leaves Ohio State and Oklahoma (and UCF) for that fourth playoff spot.

Who's going to get it?

Here's ESPN's latest projection.

ESPN's computer gives Oklahoma an 80 percent chance of making the College Football Playoff if it wins out, while Ohio State just a 64 percent chance of making it.

If Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Ohio State all win out, ESPN's computer believes the Buckeyes will be the team that misses it.

Will that actually be the case, though? Stay tuned...