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2017 Schedule
8-2, 1st in Big Ten - East
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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.

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What will Barrett's legacy be at Ohio State? (1:23)
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Bill Palladino ESPN 

Steve Levy, Brian Griese & Todd McShay talk Ohio State college football playoff scenarios at the Varsity Club in Columbus. Illinois takes on #9 Ohio State today at 3:30 on ABC.

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Playoff tracker: All eyes on Michigan-Wisconsin

No. 5 Wisconsin faces the toughest test of its season where the Badgers need to keep winning to stay alive. Here are the games that will affect the playoff race.

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Illinois an old nemesis for Ohio State

Illinois is a heavy underdog this week, but the Illini are familiar with big upsets at Ohio Stadium. Overall, Illinois has lost 18 straight games against AP-ranked opponents, last winning in 2011 against then-No. 22 Arizona State. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Signature moment so far: Ohio State

J.T. Barrett's three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter of the Buckeyes' 39-38 Week 9 win over Penn State capped a spectacular comeback engineered by the senior quarterback.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

The ESPN Junior 300 has been updated and Ohio defensive end Zach Harrison is the new No. 1 ranked prospect overall. Kayvon Thibodeaux had held on to the No. 1 ranking, but moves to No. 2 in the update, behind Harrison. The 6-foot-6, 243-pound Harrison hails from Olentangy Orange high school in Ohio and has been offered by nearly every major program in the country.

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Miami, OU join Bama, Clemson in CFP top four

The U is back in the national title conversation, as Miami moved up to No. 3 in the CFP rankings, checking in ahead of No. 4 Oklahoma but behind Alabama and Clemson.

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Matich: Ohio State not out of CFP yet (1:39)
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Surprising names lead Big Ten standouts

Sophomores Demry Croft of Minnesota and Mike Weber of Ohio State each got a nod after the best performances of their young careers. Iowa's Josh Jackson was an easy choice for the second straight week, this time after nabbing two pick-sixes, with Wisconsin's Leon Jacobs rounding out the group.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan center Patrick Kugler says he's looking forward to playing the villain/spoiler for Wisconsin and Ohio State in the next two weeks. "It's kind of fun to ruin someone's season."

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Week 11 Power Rankings: Buckeyes return to top 10

Go figure. Ohio State comes off a drubbing at Iowa and conversely crushes Michigan State. The Bucks will entertain Illinois next Saturday before paying a visit to the school "up north."

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Though Miami currently leads the nation in Strength of Record, the Hurricanes still don't crack FPI's top 10 list. This is because FPI is rating team strength going forward, not describing what has already happened. That's also why Ohio State and Penn State -- likely out of the Playoff race -- remain in the top 3.

Team Stats

Passing Yards301.217th
Rushing Yards245.317th
Points For44.25th
Points Against20.4Tied-25th