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ESPN: Ohio State Is 1-Loss Team In The Best Position

ESPN says the Buckeyes are the one-loss team with the best chance to make the playoff.

ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum made the case for Notre Dame being the one-loss team with the best chance to make the College Football Playoff.

College Football Playoff guru Heather Dinich has a different team atop her rankings.

Ohio State sits atop ESPN's ranking of the one-loss teams with the best chance to make the College Football Playoff and win it all.

Here's what they said about the Buckeyes:

1. Ohio State Buckeyes (lost 31-16 at home to Oklahoma on Sept. 9)
Evaluating the loss: Losses can definitely look worse by the end of the season, and if OU doesn't rebound, that will be the case for Ohio State, especially since it was at home. Ideally for Ohio State, OU rebounds and wins out because there is no other signature nonconference win to compensate for it. That was the Buckeyes' one shot.
The road back: OSU still has to play Penn State and Michigan, but after the Wolverines' loss to Michigan State, it will be interesting to see where the committee has them ranked. If the Buckeyes win out and capture the Big Ten title, they should have a total of three wins -- including the title game -- over ranked opponents.
FPI says: The Buckeyes have at least a 70 percent chance to win each of their remaining games.

You can view the full rankings here.