The bad news: the Buckeyes top Phil Steele's list of teams suffering NFL draft hangovers with 32 points. Which leads to:
Over the last 12 years teams that earned more points than the previous year and accumulated.... 12 or more points - Weaker or same record 164 of 216 (75.9%) 24 or more points - Weaker or same record 47 of 55 (85.4%) 35 or more points - Weaker record 13 of 15 (86.7%)
The good news? Exceptions to the above trends sometimes manage to win MNCs:
One thing I pointed out in past years is that the National Champ does have a good shot at appearing on these lists. In the past 12 years there have been 13 National Champs (LSU and USC were co-champs in ‘03) with 11 of the 13 having earned 12 or more points in the draft the previous year.