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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS: Ohio State rooting for Michigan

Ohio State fans need to root for Michigan. Seriously.

The Buckeyes' loss last Saturday to Penn State has created this somewhat uncomfortable situation, where their fans have to pull for their hated rival. Here's why: The sixth-ranked Buckeyes can win a three-way tiebreaker in the Big Ten East among themselves, Michigan and Penn State if all finish 8-1 in the conference, which would mean the Buckeyes beating the Wolverines in the regular-season finale.

If Michigan were to lose before Nov. 26, Ohio State would need another Penn State loss to win the division and move on to play for the Big Ten title with an 8-1 record.

Of course, the Buckeyes still need to take care...