The Buckeyes can accumulate a fourth straight convention title Saturday by beating No. 15 Northwestern.
Ohio State remained at No. Four for the fourth week of the School Soccer Playoff rankings.
The Buckeyes can accumulate a fourth straight convention title by beating No. 15 Northwestern, however they’re additionally searching for fashion factors — thumping of the Wildcats on nationwide TV to agency up their place within the nationwide rankings.
Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State will enter championship weekend in place to make the School Soccer Playoff with little or no drama.
The highest 5 groups had been locked into their locations Tuesday night time for the fourth straight week, with the Crimson Tide (10-0) main the best way because it prepares to play Florida for the Southeastern Convention championship.
The Preventing Irish (10-0) are second and Clemson is third going into their Atlantic Coast Convention championship recreation.
Texas A&M sits at No. 5. The Aggies host Tennessee of their final regular-season recreation Saturday.
If all of the favorites win — that features Clemson (9-1) within the rematch with Notre Dame — the present high 4 doubtless could be reordered a bit and positioned within the semifinals.
If the Irish beat the Tigers for the second time this season, the choice committee’s job turns into a bit trickier.
After Texas A&M (7-1), Iowa State (8-2) is sixth heading into the Massive 12 title recreation in opposition to No. 10 Oklahoma. No staff with two losses has ever made the playoff.
Florida (8-2) dropped just one spot to seventh after shedding as an enormous favourite to LSU. Georgia (7-2) is eighth and Cincinnati (8-0) is ninth after not taking part in for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 points.
The unbeaten Bearcats host Tulsa, which is 23rd, within the American Athletic Convention title recreation.
School Soccer Playoff Rankings (Dec. 15):
2. Notre Dame
4. Ohio State
5. Texas A&M
6. Iowa State
12. Coastal Carolina
13. Southern California
15. North Carolina
21. Oklahoma State
22. North Carolina State
24. San Jose State