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A MI win this week will eliminate Penn State from playoff contention. Notre Dame was handed the penalty along with a $5,000 fine and placed on one-year probation after a former student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct for two football players by completing course-work for them. But he and his proud program must upset Ohio State to show significant signs of progress this season.

As for the rest of the rankings; the top four remains the same starting with Alabama at No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Clemson, and MI. Washington is No. 5. This is a bit surprising, as West Virginia was the team that many considered the most disrespected by the committee coming into this week.

Louisville is out of the playoff race, but at 9-2 remains a possibility for the Orange Bowl should it beat Kentucky this weekend at home. In order for Penn State to win the division, the Nittany Lions have to beat Michigan State on Saturday AND Michigan has to lose to Ohio State.

The pair of Oklahoma teams have the upcoming week off before they square off in a Bedlam matchup that will act as a de facto Big 12 championship game. The Wolverines would move on the Big Ten championship game by beating the Buckeyes. "I just mentioned to him that not only has Von had a significant role on our team the last two and a half years, but he'll continue to have a significant role moving forward from a leadership perspective and those types of things".

Hocutt pretty much dashed that theory, however, when he downplayed the significance of a conference title and head-to-head result.

Ohio State is led by J.T. Barrett at quarterback. Speaking of the Colorado Buffaloes they moved up one spot to number nine after defeating the Cougars.

The Huskies are 10-1. They'd have a very strong case. Similarly, Washington State didn't drop out of the rankings after a loss to Colorado. Ditto for Clemson in the ACC and Washington in the Pac-12. Ohio State follows, and then MI and Clemson. MI hasn't won a conference title since 2004. The Wolverines would essentially become the nation's top two-loss team after Wisconsin, which would put MI in if either Washington or Clemson lose a game. If that happens, the Lions nearly certainly would make the playoffs if they win the Big Ten. Clemson or Washington loses.

As for this weekend's games, Penn State finds itself in a unusual situation where its future depends heavily on another contest that will be played directly before the Lions kick off. If Ohio State wins on Saturday but doesn't win the East, it would still have road wins against No. 8 Oklahoma, No. 6 Wisconsin, and home wins against No. 16 Nebraska and then No. 3 MI. We started the season bad, lost two games, Alabama and Washington, got smoked at Washington, and went on a nice run, I think nine straight or something like that. "That game is right before ours".

"We approach it as it's "The Team Up North" week, so that already has its own standard and level of expectation", he added. "They'll be aware of it".

MI and Ohio State will kick off at noon on Saturday at the 'Shoe.

"However that game plays out, it is going to have an impact on our future", Franklin said. If Ohio State beats MI and Penn State wins, it's hard to see the Buckeyes not making the playoffs.

However, the team that previously resided just on the outside - Louisville - took a tumble after its nonconference Thursday-night date with Houston went horribly awry for the Cardinals. "But it's 2016, media, you can see the scoreboards and everything". And Michigan State had its chances only down by seven heading into the fourth quarter before it realized it was Michigan State.

"If it's meant for us, the rest of it will take care of itself".

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