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Rose Bowl 2017: Known Info Before Final Playoff Rankings Reveal

Rose Bowl 2017: Known Info Before Final Playoff Rankings Reveal

No. 7 Ohio State handed No. 3 Wisconsin its first loss of the season, narrowly pulling away in the fourth quarter and fending off a late Badgers' charge for a 27-21 win in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis on Saturday night. A win and they are in the final four. ACC champion Clemson will keep its No. 1 ranking and play in the Sugar Bowl, while Big 12 victor Oklahoma and SEC champ Georgia likely will be ranked second and third and play each other in the Rose Bowl.

Wisconsin is 2-2 in Big Ten title game while Ohio State is 1-1, including a 59-0 blowout over the Badgers in 2014. The Big Ten rushing champion has been sensational all season and put himself into Heisman Trophy contention by giving the Badgers a different look.

One thing is certain: An Ohio State (10-2) win would throw the playoff debate into chaos. That's 66 yards of offense for an entire game.

Dobbins finished with 174 yards on 17 carries, while Barrett completed 12-of-26 passes for 211 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Ohio State in 2013 would be an example of this. Despite averaging over 10 yards per carry, Dobbins would touch the ball just four times in the third quarter.

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After watching Barrett in pregame warmups with a protective brace around the injured knee, Meyer gave his three-time captain the starting nod.

Ohio State moved in front, 21-7, early in the second quarter on Barrett's one-yard run.

The Buckeyes exposed a UW defense that entered the game ranked first nationally in total defense. Denzel Ward was every bit of a future first-round draft pick, recording two passes defensed to go along with his first quarter interception.

"That's what hurts the most - being able to get this far and then come up short", UW quarterback Alex Hornibrook said.

MORE: Alabama vs. Ohio State: Who would deserve last playoff spot? Wisconsin also is trying to extend its school record undefeated season and claim its first Big Ten title since 2012.

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As the celebration of the conference title stretched past midnight, the Buckeyes said they believed they should be the fourth team.

In the case of Ohio State v Alabama (perhaps named Dawn of Injustice in Columbus), that's likely what happened in the eyes of the College Football Playoff committee when the Crimson Tide got the fourth and final playoff spot December 2. The most interesting part of the committee's decision was that a week prior, chairman of the committee Kirby Hocutt had said there was little separation between the two teams.

More inexplicable about the loss to the Hawkeyes was Iowa's performance in its next two games. As aforementioned, Wisconsin lost out on last year's Big Ten Championship and will be doing all they can to redeem last year's failure. The four playoff teams will be revealed at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday on ESPN.

Ohio State's victory against previously unbeaten Wisconsin was their third of note as it pertains to the CFP rankings.

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