COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)On Saturday night, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Northwestern Wildcats meet in the Big Ten title game. Ohio State enters the contest at the No. 6 team in the country and a shot at the College Football Playoff.Before Ohio state fans watch their team in action, they’ll have to sit and watch the other conference title games and hope a few teams lose. What will Buckeye fans be hoping for?Here’s what needs to happen for Ohio State to make the playoff this year.Alabama defeats Georgia – by enough that Georgia won’t be considered a top-four teamClemson defeats PittOklahoma loses to TexasOhio State defeats NorthwesternThose four things should create a playoff foursome of: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio state and No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame.The Buckeyes need Oklahoma to lose to jump the Sooners – or win convincingly against Northwestern, like they did against Wisconsin in 2014 (a 59-0 drubbing).If Alabama and Georgia play a close game, the committee could argue that the Bulldogs are one of the top four teams.Stay tuned.