Some of us around here are getting as obsessed about OSU and their season as Michigan State has traditionally been about us. Let's try to avoid having Ohio's little brother syndrome
Did we F up ohio's chances of a BCS championship
After winning 2 of 15, I think it's only inevitable to get little brother syndrome
Until posters here start creating at least a half dozen posts per day about OSU (no matter who we're playing or if we win or lose), I'd say we still have a long ways to go before we even sniff little brother status.
Knowing how the media treats the SEC, I would definitely not be surprised if Auburn jumped them with a win today.
Obviously, we'll know tomorrow, but I have to believe that if Alabama wins handily here, then between that possibility and Florida State having more or less mauled Florida (because we were expecting different, right?), Ohio State is probably still on the outside looking in when it comes to the championship game. Again, I could be off here, but the way the model seems to work, it seems possible that Ohio State gets shut out of it.
Oh, if Alabama and FSU win out there's no shot for OSU. The much more interesting question is if Auburn beats Alabama and then beats Mizzou/South Carolina next week.
I feel like 13-0 against this Big Ten is not as impressive as 12-1 Auburn?
I think it depends on the Jameis Winston situation. If he's charged before the bowl game announcements, or if there's no decision, I think that hurts FSU.
Sparty will have to face the ejected players Wilson and Otherguy despite the analysts saying the Big Ten will determine if they should be suspended further. There's no way the Big Ten suspends players from the only conference team with a shot at the National Championship, even if they were throwing punches.
Any suspensions coming from today's game that will effect the Big Ten Championship? I think there are a lot more players that threw punches that didn't get thrown out.
Ohio will fall in the rankings almost no matter what after today. If Auburn wins they will jump ahead of OSU and Alabama won't fall below OSU. If Alabama wins nothing changes from going into today (unless it's close in which case Auburn may still jump OSU).
Only reason OSU falls is because we beat a mediocre team in a close game!
The only reason you weren't aborted is that your mom was too drunk and your uncle wanted to be dad.
Go back to bleacher report.
C'mon, man. That was a prefect response to the troll. Simultaneously calling into question his incestuous OSU parentage as well as own his fetal alcohol syndrome. That was good stuff.
No, because you gave up 603 yards and 41 points, and 35 and 34 points against Illinois and Cal. Teams that do that don't play for the national championship.
Yardage and points are irrelevant. Only record. Undefeated teams play for the national championships.
It was stated earlier today that no 1-loss team has ever played in the championship game over an undefeated team from a major conference. Now you may argue that the Big Ten is no longer a major conference, but that's just untenable.
When all is said an done, I just don't see a 1-loss team going in preference over an undefeated Ohio State team. A snub to Ohio State is a snub to the Big Ten conference and all of the teams that play in it. Importantly, this would be a precedent that no one outside of the SEC would like to have set, period.
Mods please ban this clown.
She's real. There's a police report and everything.
I damn well hope so.
The last two years have shown us that Alabama losing in November makes no difference. They are in just for being Alabama.
I hate the thought of OSU being in the title game but knowing Alabama would have a 3 touchdown lead in the 1st quarter would be kind of yummy.
I think if ohio beats up state it makes us look a lot better after we nearly beat them.
603 yards allowed against one of the worst offenses statistically in the country going in = not going to the national championship game. That, and 34 points to Cal and 35 points to Illiniois.
No, but I would be surprised if Fickle is still the defensive coordinator at Ohio State next year.
A comment from bucknuts: "You know your DC sucks when he get brutally outcoached by Al Borges. Smh"
Auburn leapfrogs Ohio with an Auburn win today. The human polls will allow it, anyway. A struggling UM offense put up 500 yards, covered a 17 pt spread and came within a 2 pt conversion of ending Ohio's streak. If Bama keeps things close, they shouldn't fall lower than #3.
I think the outcome of the Alabama Auburn game is moot now with respect to Ohio, the winner will be ahead of them. Hell, if Alabama loses, they might actually stay in front anyway. FSU could screw the pooch and drop though if they lose either of their remaining, letting Ohio in.
EDIT: I'm watching the FSU vs Florida game on tape right now, so I don't know who won yet.
Sparty is going to get the benefit that they usually got against Notre Dame: playing them the week after they gave every ounce of effort in their bodies against Michigan. I am not so sure that Ohio is going to beat Sparty. I really wish both teams could lose, but I won't be too upset if Sparty wins this week.
Then again, if Ohio wins it all, it might wake up the trustees in Ann Arbor and make them realize what a dolt David Brandon is and what a farce he has made of the football team.
Calling a guy like David Brandon a dolt has to be one of the dumbest comments I have read on here.
Tater just lost credibility here, IMO. Wtf does any of this have to do with DB?
He's not a bad guy, but he's a lunatic conspiracy theorist. He used to have his blog linked in his signature. It was something like TinFoilHatBlog.com
Short answer: No.
Still don't understand how FSU is still far and away ahead of OSU. Both schedules are bad (best games against Clemson and Wisconsin, respectively). Next best team each played are bad (Miami or Iowa, I guess?). I would think that between today's game (beating michigan is much better than beating florida) and if they beat MSU that would give them a much better resume than FSU Can't see beating duke doing that much
Clemson game was a blow out and on the road wasn't it?
they have dominated every team they have played & two of their wins are against top ten (at the time) teams... OSU has had multiple close calls throughout the season.
FSU goes out and flat out dominates everyone they play, usually by 30 to 50 points. The only game that was remotely close was BC, and that was still by 2 touchdowns.
Ohio State struggles to put away Illinois and just gave up 41 pts to an offense ranked below 100.
The resumes aren't that close - FSU will easily be ranked ahead of OSU as long as both remain unbeaten.
Is this for real?
What about this scenario? Mizzou beats A&M tonight and then beats #1 Alabama in the SEC title game next week. That would leave them 12-1 with their only loss being a double OT loss to South Carolina. They could be deserving of playing in the title game.
CBS currently trolling OSU about the close game. Obviously pushing for the SEC, but hilarious none the less.
Great team, but they had to tee off on us today and they were a point better, 16 seconds to go. They'll drop points.
If the winner of Bama-Auburn wins the SEC champ it'll be them vs FSU.
I don't see OSU as better than Bama, FSU, or Auburn. They are an excellent team but as well as they ran the ball down their throats, we hung 40 on them and were a play away. They won't make it.
Course if they beat Sparty, then SCarolina gets into the SEC title game and wins, you have a situation...
Fell in the polls after a goal line stand against Akron and won.
The rap on Ohio all year is that they blew out a herd of cream puffs. Now there is quantitative proof with an unranked team who hung 600yd of offense on their ass with an OC with a noose around his neck. I don't care if it's a The Game or a rivalry game, the numbers say M is not good enough to be ranked yet ran the play which could have beat them.
I say Ohio falls despite their zero loss record.
Suppose I'm wrong. The day of reckoning will come. Witness the Golden Balloon of 2012.
We're a 7 win archrival at home. They haven't lost in two seasons. I can't believe that our program is in such a dire state that we now believe that barely beating us is as bad as a loss for our opponents in the standings.
Dislike it all you want, but the fact is Ohio State will drop to 4 in the polls tomorrow now with the Auburn win, and the main reasons will be (1) we hung 603 yards and 41 points on them, and (2) they gave up 35 and 34 points to Cal and Illinois. It's not that we are a bad program, or whatever you're thing to say, but rather that teams that do those two things don't play for the national championship.
FSU wiil get every #1 vote. Auburn will be ranked ahead OSU by a few votes, as they have far more impressive victories than OSU which will excuse their 1 loss. I don't know if Alabama will be ranked ahead of OSU (I really doubt it).
With Wisconsin losing, OSU will have zero wins over top 20 opposition. It's almost like OSU is playing in a slightly better version of the MAC.
In the end, OSU will need to beat MSU, and then have FSU or Auburn lose their championship game to have a shot at the BCS.
Any comments that includes they haven't lost in 2 years doesn't understand NCAA football at all. What they did last year counts for nothing .