"No, I'm not confident," he told The Associated Press before the 15th-ranked Buckeyes hosted Toledo. "We do have to provide some more information to the NCAA. We'll start that process tomorrow. We've got some meetings tomorrow and Monday, and we'll get them the additional information they want and then go from there."
"The thing I continually think about is when we were ranked No. 1 a couple of years ago going into their house. They took that away," Ohio State cornerback Travis Howard said. "A lot of guys on the team, especially the seniors, are continually thinking about that moment and don't want it to happen again _ especially with the perfect season we're having."