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The combination of Urban Meyer's Golden Touch, quality personnel and a favorable schedule moved the Buckeyes ahead of two-time defending champ Alabama. Notre Dame is 10th.
There's a new No. 1 in the third edition of the 2013 Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25. Ohio State jumps two-time defending national champion Alabama for the top spot.
Alabama back ups would CRUSH OSU
OSU schedule is a joke.
hopefully we play them in a bowl game
Bama should be number 1, period! ..."to be the man you have to beat the man..."
No down-vote please - thank you!
No down-vote por favor, gracias !
Gringo Mafia ~
amigo el número cuatro
I love espn, even if it is just for a laugh. I don't think stanford, michigan, osu, or louisville could beat ND this fall, but out of those four stanford has the best chance. This plays well into Sabans hands. He doesn't have to motivate his team now that espn took care of that for him. What has michigan done to be ahead of ND? They haven't won a legit big game for a year and a half. My top ten: Alabama, Texas a&m, Oregon, gamecocks, the fourth and fifth spots could be either ND or stanford.
I wish OSU wasn't on probation last year so we could have kicked their asses in the BCS Championship game!
Look guys, it's USC 2.0 this preseason. OSU is a 10-2 ball club at best. They need defense and the schedule is bigger joke than a SEC non conference schedule.
5 Time POTW--Gringo Mafia Director of Guerrilla Warfare
Although I still have some reservations about the forthcoming "playoff
system", I must say that the concept of a "playoff selection committee"
which would take into account "strength of schedule" in awarding playoff
spots does my soul good when reading this kind of self-serving plablum.
It appears that Ohio State this year is the epitome of the old saying: "you
schedule for a national title." Maybe so in the past; maybe not as much
To some extent, that's Ohio State's problem. The other issue is why,
oh why, must ESPN continually publish these kind of meaningless,
"way too early polls" that reward athletic directors who avoid marquee
matchups. It seems counterproductive. On the one hand, the media
are all about wanting to televise and endlessly talk about seismic-type
clashes that generate ratings. Yet, here a team that essentially
will play no one with the possible exception of Michigan, is touted
instead of (rightfully) called out and demoted for playing its
games in a Divison II league with a kindergarden-type out of
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by hemy 12 months ago
They play a joke of a schedule so I can see wht thet would be rated high. They lost a lot on defense but once again there is no denying the easiness of that schedule. If you do not want them number one then (I am going to get killed for this ) I would practice up on your Go Blue chants for the OSU - Michigan game.
Ohio State will not lose a game this year, until they get to the National Championship Game.
3 time POTW;
I do, too. We would have beaten that team with ease. They were one dimensional on offense and sub-par on defense. I also wish we had played Kansas State, because after seeing them in their bowl I realized their QB couldn't throw the ball. We got a bit of luck getting in there, but we only needed Oregon to lose that night, not KSU. Such is life.
“This is that time when you say winning’s a choice.“
POTW 12/23-12/29, 2013
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