SportsPulse: Dan Wolken reacts to the second College Football Playoff rankings and believes Ohio State can get into the playoff without qualifying for the Big Ten championship game given the committee’s track record.


If there’s no correlation between pass attempts and team success — six of the top 10 in attempts per game have a losing record, led by 2-6 Mississippi State — you can draw a connection between winning and per-pass production.

The top 10 teams in pass attempts per game have a combined record of 39-36, boosted immensely by Clemson (8-1 overall and fifth nationally) and Nevada (5-1 and ninth). 

The top 10 in yards per attempt are a combined 54-12, with no losing records in the group and four unbeaten teams: Alabama, Brigham Young, Ohio State and Western Michigan.

It’s a quarterback-driven sport, and the production at the position has never been better. Here’s