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Barrett makes Big Ten History
With two touchdown passes in Ohio State's 52-14 win over Illinois on Saturday, J.T. Barrett (101) became the first player in Big Ten history with 100 career passing TDs. Barrett continues to distance himself from former Purdue QB Drew Brees (90 passing TDs).
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Though Wisconsin is undefeated, FPI believes there are seven teams with at least one loss that are better than the Badgers going forward. The model currently ranks Miami 12th. Remember, FPI is strictly rating a team's strength, not its resume.
Week 12 of the college football season didn't have the drama of a week ago, but Wisconsin, Ohio State, Miami and Oklahoma continued to press their case to be in the College Football Playoff.
The top nine teams in The Associated Press college football poll have held onto their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama. Northwestern and Boise State moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season.
Only Wisconsin and Ohio State remain in the conference championship picture and the College Football Playoff discussion.
Whether it's an unbeaten Wisconsin with a weak strength of schedule or a two-loss Ohio State steamrolling to the finish line, the Big Ten's playoff contenders have some baggage.
No. 8 Ohio State scored on its first six possessions -- including J.T. Barrett's 100th career touchdown pass -- as the Buckeyes routed Illinois 52-14 on Saturday and clinched the Big Ten East title.
No. 3 Miami got all it could handle from Virginia before rallying in the second half, and Wisconsin overcame a slow start to take care of Michigan. Here are the other games will affect the playoff race.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Paul Chryst joined Urban Meyer today after Wisconsin's victory over Michigan as the only coaches since 1996 to win 20 or more of their first 25 Big Ten games. Meyer was 25-0. Chryst is 21-4. Next best records over that time belong to Jim Tressel (19-6), Bo Pelini (18-7) and Joe Tiller (17-8).
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
With Michigan losing to Wisconsin, Ohio State gets in to the Big Ten Championship game with a win over Illinois today.
Bill Palladino ESPN
J.T. Barrett will be suiting up at Ohio Stadium for the final time this afternoon vs Illinois at 3:30 ET on ABC.
FPI: Buckeyes overwhelming favorites vs. Illini
Ohio State has won eight straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings between these schools. Illinois' last win in the series came in 2007, when the unranked Illini stunned the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes in Columbus. ESPN's FPI feels good about OSU's chances at home on Saturday.