Which teams benefit if Ohio State drops?
August, 19, 2014
By Travis Haney | ESPN Insider
Jamie Sabau/Getty ImagesWhich teams will benefit the most from Braxton Miller's absence?As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M’s kickoff on Aug. 28.
Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, conference winners -- it will all be covered as part of Insider’s Ultimate Season Preview.
Today’s question: Now that Braxton Miller is out for the 2014 season, which teams instantly rise in the playoff pecking order?
Ohio State QB Braxton Miller reinjured his right, throwing shoulder in practice on Monday, and following an MRI on Tuesday morning, a source told ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy that Miller is out for the season.
A Heisman Trophy candidate expected to lead his team to the inaugural College Football Playoff, Miller's absence will directly affect Ohio State's Big Ten competitors, as well as teams across the country that might have otherwise been behind OSU in the minds of the selection committee.