Crazier things have happened in the world of college football. The Buckeyes aren't necessarily out of the BCS Championship hunt.
Without question, Ohio State needs to win out. If the Buckeyes do that, they'll need some teams ahead of them to fall to get a spot in the title game.
The following lists the teams that need to go down, with the team's record, current BCS ranking, Harris Poll, USA Today and average Computer ranking (three items that make up the BCS ranking), remaining schedule and that team's best chance to trip up.
Wisconsin and Stanford are not on the list because if the Buckeyes win out they might gain enough ground in the polls to jump both schools. The Badgers don't play a top 25 opponent the rest of the way and neither does the Cardinal. Their resumes are as good as they're going to get.
Surely if both lose it will help matters, but the two don't necessarily need to get beat.
Starting with a look at Ohio State's resume, here are the schools that stand in between the Buckeyes and a BCS National Championship berth. All but one has to lose if Ohio State will be playing in Glendale.