Bobby Burton of 24/7 Sports on Big Ten’s College Playoff Chances
Bobby Burton of 24/7 Sports joined Jeff Thurn on Tuesday's edition of Overtime.
To hear Burton's (@BobbyBurton247) conversation with Thurn, listen below:
Does the Big Ten fit into the College Football Playoff?
"You know, I thought the Big Ten had less than a 50/50 shot of getting into the Final Four with Michigan State, if they would have won out. Here's why I think Oregon beating them head-to-head is going to trump them. Now, that Ohio State has went in and defeated them, and when Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech (earlier this season), it was J.T. Barrett's first start. It all starts to look more and more to me like Ohio State has just as much justification for a top-four rating as anybody because they don't have that loss to Oregon at full strength. You know, like Michigan State did. I think you have to look at it and the numbers have to play out, but Ohio State probably if they continue to win and they win out, I think has better than a 50/50 shot of making it in."
Does Nebraska have a shot at the College Football Playoff?
"If they win out. I mean it's the same situation I think. Both teams have one loss. I think it's more unlikely that Nebraska goes undefeated (in its remaining games against Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa), though."
*Thurn is on ESPN 99.1 daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jtespn991 and Sam @samtastad.