CBS Sports - NCAA Power Rankings - Ohio #1

Submitted by backusduo on May 8th, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Dennis Dodd has put out CBS Sports Post Spring top 25 and he has Ohio on top. Interesting that he feels they will be prepared to beat an SEC opponent in the championship game because, "this is the Big Ten where there isn't a serious challenger to the Buckeyes."

Sadder then that is that there are no other B1G schools in the top 19 and only Northwestern and Nebraska in the top 25. No Michigan in the top 25? This will be good bulletin board fodder as this team gets motivated for a better season than 2012.  This team was within a minute of beating a good SEC team.  I think Dennis Dodd has misplaced the reality that Michigan is back, and the SEC and Ohio be )#(#$. 

 

 

Comments

Magnus

May 8th, 2013 at 1:05 PM ^

Wow, that's a really high ranking for the Bobcats. That came out of nowhere. Good for them.

I wonder where Ohio State is ranked...

JCV16

May 8th, 2013 at 1:05 PM ^

THEY ARE NOT THE NUMBER 1 TEAM BECAUSE THEY HAVE AN EASY SCHEDULE THAT IS NOT WHAT A POWER RANKING IS A POWER RANKING IS WHO IS THE BEST TEAM NOT WHO IS THE TEAM WHO WILL GO UNDEFEATED BECAUSE THEY PLAY CRAPPY TEAMS ARGHHHHHHHHHH THIS IS SO STUPID AND IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME AND IT MUST BE STOPPED

 

 

Tater

May 8th, 2013 at 2:50 PM ^

Look at BSU's schedule for 2013 if you think they have played a weak schedule the last few years:

 

 

Saturday, August 31: at Washington
Saturday, September 7: vs. Tennessee-Martin
Friday, September 13: vs. Air Force
Friday, September 20: at Fresno St.
Saturday, September 28: vs. Southern Mississippi
October 5: bye week
Saturday, October 12: at Utah St.
Saturday, October 19: vs. Nevada
Friday, October 25: at BYU (6 p.m. on ESPN)
Saturday, November 2: at Colorado St.
November 9: bye week
Saturday, November 16: vs. Wyoming
Saturday, November 23: at San Diego St.
Saturday, November 30: vs. New Mexico
 
Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Wiscy, and even Sparty would go undefeated against this schedule.  Northwestern or Iowa could, too.  I can't imagine PSU, Indiana, Purdue, or Minny losing more than one or two of these games.  
 
BSU loses a lot of players this year, but will still be ranked in the top ten when it is all over, because they aren't playing any top-25 caliber teams.  I am guessing they find a way to lose one game, to SDSU, BYU, or Nevada, but they will still be whining about how they got "screwed by the BCS." 

lilpenny1316

May 8th, 2013 at 4:28 PM ^

I thought I remembered that one Saturday night.  Husky stadium is still one of the five loudest stadiums in college football, so you don't want to go in there with an iffy QB situation (Wisky, Sparty).

If they get past that game, they'll still blow a game, maybe at SDSU.  BSU is programmed to blow a game late in the season to end their championship game hopes.

ChiBlueBoy

May 8th, 2013 at 1:09 PM ^

The stupidity of these rankings is plain on its face. The only value in this article is to tuck it away until next year. Any time that Dodd says anything, and you consider believing it, pull out this article, compare it to what actually happened, have a good laugh, and ignore him.

93Grad

May 8th, 2013 at 1:12 PM ^

someone shows they can beat Urban and the Bucks.  As much as I hate it, they have lorded over the B1G for a decade and show no signs of slowing down with Urban at the helm and the B1G down overall.  Michigan is the only legit threat at this point but they need to prove it on the field whereas Ohio gets the benefit of the doubt based on the last 10+ years of dominance.

gwkrlghl

May 8th, 2013 at 1:14 PM ^

They did go undefeated last year but everyone is forgetting how they got there. They were actually fortunate to pull out a ton of close games and easily could've had 3-4 losses

UCF 31-16
Cal 35-28
UAB 29-15
MSU 17-16
Indiana 52-49
Purdue 29-22 (OT)
Wisconsin 21-14 (OT)
Michigan 26-21

Sure, they made it undefeated, but they sure made it as difficult as possible. Seems like regression to the mean would suggest that they're going to have a few unlucky games this year since they had so many lucky ones last year

maize-blue

May 8th, 2013 at 1:26 PM ^

The OSU game is the only one that matters to me this year. If we don't get a win in that game can you imagine how many Urban Meyer/OSU media fluff pieces will be out there? That train needs to not only be stopped, it needs to be blown off the FUC!*#% tracks!!!!

keep_em_honest

May 8th, 2013 at 1:29 PM ^

OSU hype machine is running in 5th gear. SI has them on the main page today too. That said, Urban's 2nd year at all of his previous programs were very good. Their offense will be impossible to stop this year as they return literally everyone. Defense could be a different story, but the talent is there.

maize-blue

May 8th, 2013 at 2:04 PM ^

Yeah, Penn State had a good season last year but it was more of a "us agaist the world", "everyone thinks we'll be bad" type of motivation that made them competitive. When the penalties and sanctions hit them it will hit them hard. I think they are going to have some rough roads ahead.

snowcrash

May 8th, 2013 at 1:41 PM ^

Their offense should be good as long as Miller stays healthy, although I don't think their line is all that. They do enough to enable Miller to do his thing, but they don't take games over. Defensively their line won't be as good, but their back 7 will be more experienced and probably less prone to meltdowns. They'll probably have 4-5 close games this year compared to 6 last year, and it's highly unlikely that they'll sweep their close games again.

UofM Die Hard …

May 8th, 2013 at 1:37 PM ^

is one of the worst pre-season ranking lists I have seen, if not the worst.Laughable.

 

Trying to put my homerism aside but Michigan should be in there and no way Ohio goes undefeated again. 

 

People are underestimating this team and I dont know why. 

 

 

maize-blue

May 8th, 2013 at 1:51 PM ^

I think the Big Ten Network mentioned somewhere that Michigan was the youngest team in the conference. Hoke's first two years were kind of Rich Rod transition years. 2013 should be the year we start to see what Hoke's vision and plan for this team is, but we will be young. In my opinion, like you mentioned, 2014 & 2015 is when this team should really take off.