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Playoff Pulse: Ohio State's loss opens door to new champion

Unless something really strange happens over the last two weeks of the season, the second College Football Playoff will crown a new champion.

Ohio State had its 23-game winning streak snapped 17-14 on a last-second field goal by Michigan State, putting the Spartans on the road to the Big Ten championship game and leaving the Buckeyes with only pride to play for next week at Michigan.

Even Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer was not talking playoffs after his first regular-season loss to a Big Ten team in his four years at Ohio State.

"No disrespect, but that's certainly not any conversation — you're right, a lot of things happen, but we've got to fix some obvious...