It seems that OSU will play in the championship game should they win. MSU could go to Rose Bowl. We are off to Gator.
OSU #2, MSU #9
Auburn is only 25 points behind OSU in the USA Today poll
So apparently it's okay to "back" into a BCS game now per Kork Coupons
So does the Auburn win & Wisconsin loss almost guarantee MSU a Rose Bowl bid regardless of outcome next week???
We did it in 2004.
Stop sounding like a sore loser.
WTF are you talking about?!?!
I'd rather have a Spartan Big Ten Title than an Ohio State National Title (appearance).
What would be especially funny, would be if ohio barely beats sparty, sparty gets denied a BCS bid because they're sparty and Auburn jumps ohio.
This scenario is the one I will root for, yes please.
I am rooting for this.
Yup. Kills me that I have to root for MSU next week.
But root for them you must.
Of course I want them to resume their eternal place in line behind Michigan in the future, but I think they have a legit top ten team this year. I don't have too much of a problem with them going to the Rose Bowl, because I think they'll represent the B1G at least as well as any other school would (at least from a football standpoint, although their general goonishness seems to be down this year as well).
Given the choice between OSU prolonging their winning streak, winning the Big Ten title and appearing in the national championship game, or MSU taking the Big Ten and going to the Rose Bowl, I think the choice it obvious. I hope MSU's defense crushes the Buckeyes.
MSU earned the respect this year ... they upped their defensive game and they came up with a reasonable offense despite all the question marks to start the season. And they did all this with a minimum of chest-thumping trash talk. They just went out and did it.
Auburn will jump them next week if they win. The problem is if OSU gets into the title game and FSU's qb gets suspended. I won't be able to take that.
The winner of Missouri and Auburn will just have played a 11-1 team, just like OSU. So the computer numbers should not change that much. I think it will all come down to how OSU beats MSU. If they dominate the #1 defense in the country, they go. If they sqeak by then it will be very close.
if Auburn wins easily, they would have beaten the #5 team in all the polls a week after upsetting the #1 team. Where as Ohio would have beaten the #9 or #10 depending on the poll. I don't think the BCS will be kind to OSU. I'm conflicted about not wanting them in the National Championship game and making it in and getting spanked. I know if the end up @ #1 after the Bowl it would surely help out the B1G, but I don't think I could cheer for them.
rankings. MSU was 14th. That is before Auburn beats #1 computer average Bama and Mizzou beats #23 computer average TAMU. Michigan St beat a Minnesota team that I believe was not in the top 25 of the avg computer rankings last week.
I would like to see OSU play for the MNC and win.
I'm tired of all the complaining about the B1G.
I get the rooting for the B1G thing, but my head will explode if OSU goes from getting a slap on the wrist for all the cheating they did under Tressel, moonwalk into signing Urban, and win a NC in year two.
All while we've had two clusterfuckery searches and can't seem to ever get all three phases working at the same time.
Excuse me while I go listen to Dashboard Confessional, dye my hair black, paint my nails black, and cut myself just so I can remind myself that I can still feel. Life has to get better, right?
And the players don't have to play school either.
They are an SEC-ethics team in the Big Ten. The last thing I want to see is them rewarded for that.
That would do nothing but harm Michigan.
Unless it's a B1G team like minnesota who never wins anything, I typically root against sparty and ohio in the bowl games. They would never want Michigan to win, so why should I want them to do well?
Fuck everyone else in the B1G. It's all about Michigan.
Catch my drift.
My wife, a Sparty, will root for UM in a bowl game. I, on the other hand, a grad of MSU but a lifelong UM fan, will never root for for Sparty. It's all about UM. Go Blue.
What about all those State fans who cheered for Michigan in the Final Four last year?
/sarcasm (I hope this isn't needed.)
OSU winning the national title only hurts Michigan. It certainly would make recruiting in Ohio more difficult. The only Big Ten teams I'd ever want to see win a national title, besides us, would be in the future West Division - teams we won't go head-to-head with much.
I suspect losing to them 9 out the last 10 years has done that already.
Hell no. That would only hurt Michigan. I will never root for Ohio to win anything. Fuck Ohio!
The B1G won't get respect unless it beats an SEC team. Same goes with the ACC.
The SEC is still the best conference, and I think a one-loss Auburn should get the nod over the Buckeyes, who are the beneficiaries of a weak conference.
Worst OSU fans are the dumbest, most arrogant, PARANOID, individuals in the B1G. Worst MSU fans are just drunks that forget what sport is being played by halftime. If OSU doesn't get into the MNC game or gets jail sexed by FSU, it will be like Christmas to see their whiney fans crying disrespect, calling for the firing of coaches, leaving the B1G conference, etc.
They'll lose to state.
Scary thing is, if MSU wins, and Florida State and Auburn lose, you're looking at potentially MSU in the NC game. I cannot imagine the daily life with a MSU title game appearance.
With that being said, Go Bucks.
Bama, Ok St. and Baylor would all be ahead of MSU. Maybe even Stanford.
Missouri gets no respect. They are 11-1. Their only loss was in the 2nd OT against South Carolina on a field goal that hit the upright and missed.
They have some big wins (last night against Johnny Manziel). If they beat Auburn next week there is zero chance MSU jumps them.
Their offense and defense are both excellent.
They also did not have Franklin for that game.
ahead of MSU.
Bama is in the clubhouse at 11-1. Perhaps the voters would do something to avoid an all SEC title game, so there's a small chance there.
FSU would have to lose to Duke.
Okie St would have to lose to OU or be jumped by MSU (jumping unlikely)
Baylor would have to lose to Texas or be jumped by MSU (jumping would be likely)
I can't see the voters ranking a two-loss team ahead of a one-loss team in the NC conversation, so I think MSU would jump both Stanford and S. Carolina. Further, S. Carolina is not going to be ahead of Bama, so they really aren't a concern for MSU.
Even with a loss, I don't think FSU would drop below MSU. I'm not sure, but I don't think that would happen. That would leave us with a Mizzou vs. FSU BCS game.
They are good at stopping the run and their secondary is more than good enough for Braxton Miller's passes.
I think OSU will manage a 24-14 type game. OSU's offense is really good and will manage to score some points
A bad defense means MSU can possess the ball thus keeping OSU's offense off the field.
It's really going to affect our recruiting. Is there any way Auburn can pass Ohio? Maybe a definitive win by Auburn and a OT win by Ohio in the Big Ten championship game?
going to the championship game would ruin my life.......think of the children.
Besides Sparty will beat them
I don't think I could take OSU in the NCG against an FSU team without their stud QB. Seems like crap always goes their way.
has to be one of the worst B10 season's in my memory (in terms of how well it has played out for our archrivals). Ridiculous. Anyone who "roots" for OSU in either this game or National Championship can cut up their UM gear. That is not something I will ever, ever do.
I would MUCH rather the B10 title be Wiscy-Nebraska with just a shot at the Rose Bowl for the winner then this noise. OSU vs MSU and the winner may go to National Championship? LOL this is horrible. And you just know that the game next weekend is going to feature all kinds of promos / praise for these two shmuck coaches and how awesome they are.
I guess I want MSU to win... then I want them both destroyed in the bowl. And Stanford - MSU in the ROSE BOWL? Wow. What a boring game. Don't get me wrong - the defense will be great. But there is no way that tops 35-36 points total.
If Auburn destroys Missouri they should leap Ohio State. This is going to be extremely political next week, and the media SEC bandwagon will be out in full force.
Maybe a couple of years ago this might happen, everyone outside the south has SEC fatigue and are sick of them Add in the fact that is has becoming very obvious that the SEC is down this year.
Unfortunately they are already pushing for an sec team.
And they have a new ESPN/SEC network to sell.
And if Missouri destroys Auburn they might leap OSU.