By the numbers: How Ohio State stacks up in the race for the playoff

Ohio State (11-1, 8-0 Big Ten)

Strength of schedule ratings: 37th (NCAA http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings/conference_trends); 13th (Sagarin Computer http://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/sagarin/)

Record against teams in latest playoff rankings: 1-0.

Record against latest AP Top 25: 1-0.

Record against bowl eligible teams: 8-1.

Best wins: vs. Michigan State 49-37; vs. Minnesota 31-24.

Loss: Virginia Tech, 35-21.

Scoring margin: 21.2

Yards per play and national rank: 6.86, 7th (http://www.cfbstats.com/2014/leader/national/team/offense/split01/category10/sort02.html)

Yards per play allowed and national rank: 4.94, 24th (http://www.cfbstats.com/2014/leader/national/team/defense/split01/category10/sort02.html)

AP Analysis: The Buckeyes have overcome the early 14-point loss at home to 6-6 Virginia Tech. But after losing QB J.T. Barrett to a broken ankle last week, can they overcome both Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and the first-game jitters of replacement Cardale Jones? The CFP committee says it will be watching.