Florida State Second in BCS, Ohio State Fourth

By Kyle Rowland on November 3, 2013 at 8:38p
73 Comments
Eyes on the prize, gents.
RK Team BCS
1 Alabama .980
2 Florida State .953
3 Oregon .944
4 Ohio State .872
5 Stanford .793
6 Baylor .775
7 Clemson .728
8 Missouri .689
9 Auburn .669
10 Oklahoma .608

For the third time in as many weeks, there’s been a change at the No. 2 spot in the BCS.

Florida State was ranked second in the initial standings after a blowout victory at then-No. 3 Clemson. But Oregon leapfrogged the Seminoles one week later after beating up a top-15 opponent in UCLA. Well, Florida State was back to humiliating highly ranked teams Saturday night with a 41-14 drubbing of rival and No. 7 Miami. It earned the Seminoles a berth in the national championship game – if the season ended this week.

The gap between Nos. 2 and 3 is just one hundredth of a point. A win over fifth-ranked Stanford on Thursday would once again propel the Ducks in front of Florida State.

Alabama is first and Ohio State remained No. 4, losing ground on the third position. The Buckeyes’ scenarios have not changed — to reach the Rose Bowl on Jan. 6, teams ahead of them must lose.

And this is the week everything could fall in place. Thursday is home to two top-10 showdowns: Oregon-Stanford and Oklahoma-Baylor. On Saturday, Alabama hosts LSU. It’s possible Ohio State could be ranked No. 2 when they next take the field Nov. 16 at Illinois.

Stanford is still the highest-ranked one-loss team, even after Baylor vaulted over them in both human polls. The computers remain the Bears’ biggest nemesis, with their average ranking more than five spots lower than the Cardinal’s. Long term, Jerry Palm doesn’t believe Stanford would stay ahead of Ohio State if it were to beat Oregon.

Michigan State, the most likely Big Ten title game opponent for the Buckeyes, is ranked 17th and Wisconsin checks in at 24th.

Fresno State and Northern Illinois remain poised to grab BCS-busting bids to college football’s big party – the Bulldogs are 16th, the Huskies 18th. Both are slotted head of AAC-leading Central Florida.

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BuckeyeMark's picture

While it is tempting to moan, complain or endlessly speculate about what will happen next (and maybe some of that is kinda fun) the truth we can only control winning the B1G.  That may not even be enough through know fault of our own - the B1G just isn't that good this year.  So all we can do is win and watch and hope.  For me, I've decided to enjoy whatever happens and be happy with Coach Meyer and this awesome run we're on.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

We have em right were we want em! We are at the same exact spot in the rankings with the same amount of respect as we were at this time in 2002.
Would love to see history repeat itself in this case.

But this is all part of the ride...
I agree with your sentiment, just going to enjoy it and watch it unfold...because thats all we can do.

Normal Buck's picture

I know Miami hadn't lost, and I know where they were ranked, but for crying out loud, Florida State was favored by something like 22 points.  Was this really that big a win for Florida State?

hit_the_couch's picture

A beat down to Miami was coming sooner or later; they played horribly vs. UNC, Wake and were lucky to get by UF with the 500 turnovers the Gators coughed up. I was convinced a while ago that they weren't as good as their ranking.
This win by FSU is being glorified more than it should be.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

skid21's picture

No, the ACC isn't any more proven than the B1G. Just propping up the patsy they want for Bama. Oregan or tOSU would give more of a fight IMO.

WC Buckeye's picture

Everyone in the national media (spurred by the 4 letter network) is clamoring for Winston to win the Heisman, so naturally anything they can do to increase the chances of that happening is interesting to the voters. We can only hope that he drops a big turd of a performance somewhere along the way - as freshmen will do - and for FSU to lose as a result.

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

teddyballgame's picture

I'm not one to get hung up on these things, but I couldn't help but notice that our statistical standing actually went down from .8840 to .8720 following the 56-0 win over Purdue.
Baylor didn't play anyone though and jumps from .7645 to .7745?  What gives?
 
 
 

hit_the_couch's picture

If the formula accepts SOS then maybe that's what did it since SOS changes every week. 

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

johnblairgobucks's picture

Wofford
Buffalo
Louisiana Monroe
West Virginia
Kansas State
Iowa State
Kansas
This has been Baylor's schedule, I can't see any positive change in that pile of garbage
 

hit_the_couch's picture

That sched is crap, but every team that played on it won this week except KU. Pretty sure that will boost SOS. I could be wrong though.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

harleymanjax's picture

I think it has more to do with Northwestern falling off a cliff and hurting our SOS than Baylor's SOS

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

kiester's picture

While we are on the topic, maybe we should inspect Alabama's schedule, with respect to the current rankings, also... 

Virginia Tech (6-3)

#12 Texas A&M (7-2)

Colorado State (4-5)
Ole Miss (5-3)
Georgia State (0-9)
Kentucky (2-6)
 
Arkansas (3-6)
Tennessee (4-5)

 
tl;dr: Alabama has only beaten one (current) top 15 team (no top 10 teams) and its opponents combined record is 31-39. PLEASE tell me how that schedule, so far, is superior to the one that tOSU has played. Secondly, note that some of those victories were not as impressive as they should have been. 

703Buckeye's picture

Give Baylor credit, Bye Week is a tough opponent. It's beaten M!chigan quite a few times the past few years.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

RedStorm45's picture

The genius pollsters moved Baylor ahead of Stanford (swapping them 5th and 6th), which makes perfect sense since neither team played this week.  So in the human component of the formula they moved up.

703Buckeye's picture

It's sad to see teams like Clemson, Misery, Auburn, and Oklahoma rank in the top 10 while Michigan State and Wisconsin are 7-14 spots behind.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

sivaDavis's picture

OSU will continue to get no respect. Florida State's resume will look even better beating Miami that shouldn't have even been ranked in the top 15. That team barely squeaked by Wake. If OSU doesn't hang 70 the rest of the season, I honestly don't know how they will even be looked at for the title game at this point. A 1-loss Bama team is in no matter what, you know that. Florida State could slip up but when and how? I'm not sure of. Oregon could lose once or twice, which I highly doubt. It's a shame a team could possibly go undefeated two seasons in a row and not even be taken seriously by pollsters. We've already witnessed how easy it is to lose at any given time this year and last year. It looks like not winning the first couple games of the year by 50 will eventually hurt us, even though voters won't see Roby and Smith missing a game, Hyde missing 3, Braxton missing 3, Roby technically missing another one for a questionable targeting call. All you can do is go out there and do is play the games that are scheduled, and win. How you could possibly punish a team for a schedule that was made 4-5 years ago is beyond me.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

Seattle Linga's picture

A 4 loss notre dame team might get some love that should be ranked higher than tOSU in some delusional parallel universe.

Citrus's picture

The one loss 'Bama stuff is plainly wrong. Things will work themselves out.

fanatibuck's picture

SIVADAVIS I lam sorry but I am not going to subscribe to your "pity party". If Bama loses and there are two other BCS conference undefeateds they will not get in. I don't care if Saban was fraudulently portrayed on 60 minutes tonite. They slithered in the past 2 years with one loss cause of unforeseen circumstances. Every pundit even our haters admit that if OSU was elgible we would have played Notre Shame for the NC last season. As everyone keeps saying we keep winning it will all work itself out. At this point in 2002 there were still 7 unbeatens ranked at the top of the BCS. OSU had no respect then with all of our close wins and we were ranked fourth as well. Too many simularities. Buckle up and enjoy the ride my friend and stop being so PESSIMISTIC!!!

THE URBANATOR AND HIS BOYS' JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN; 26-0 IS COMING BABY!!

sivaDavis's picture

There comes a time where you have to start being realistic. Pollsters have ZERO respect for our Buckeyes. It's a damn shame but it's the truth. I look at it this way, Florida State SHOULD be #1 based on their resume as far as this year but why haven't they jumped Bama? Because Bama has won the last 2 NC's. They will NOT leave Alabama out of this years NCG unless they have 2 losses. Even then, say FSU wins out and so does Oregon and OSU, I know it's a stretch but those two could meet, which STILL leaves OSU out of the picture. Hell, based on this bullshit SoS talk, if BAYLOR wins out, they could jump Ohio State. Look at the numbers and see how many teams have jumped Ohio State in the polls these past 2 years. It's absurd and you think it will all of a sudden change? Ha! In a perfect world, LSU beats Bama, FSU drops to DUKE, yes I said Duke, in their conference title game and Oregon loses to Stanford. Believe me, I want to see the Buckeyes play for it all. A team that wins out 2 years in a row deserves that respect seeing that you could lose at ANY time during the season. I want the voters to see that for the 1st 3 games, we didn't have our starting RB, for basically 2 games we didn't have our best CB in Roby, we also lost our leader in Bryant AND for another 3 games we didn't have our starting QB!!! But guess what? They won't see it how I see it. Let me make this clear:

I strongly believe Ohio State can compete with any team in the nation!
I believe in my Buckeyes, I don't believe in the voters.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

WildBear Buckeye's picture

What does this:

I strongly believe Ohio State can compete with any team in the nation!
I believe in my Buckeyes, I don't believe in the voters.

have to do with this:

They will NOT leave Alabama out of this years NCG unless they have 2 losses.

?
The second part is nuts. You think Alabama was going to be left out for a KState - Oregon matchup last year, but not for an FSU - Oregon matchup this year? Or OSU - Oregon? Or OSU - FSU? Are you serious?

sivaDavis's picture

Uhhh what? It wouldn't have been a Kansas State Oregon matchup? I'm really confused at what you're getting at or what your post even meant so if you could go further into it I could respond better.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

Poison nuts's picture

Actually, yes, it would have been KState vs. Oregon last year, but they both lost on the same weekend I believe. Either way, he's absolutely right.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

gobucks5413's picture

The pollsters don't "hate us", no 1 loss teams are going to jump over us, this is a little much...
Objectively, we are 4th, which is right where we should be. THe only argument that can be made is the fact that we have won 21 in a row. You can't help the schedule, but you also can't help the fact that other teams have played tougher ones. If there are 2 undefeated teams left, and we are one of them, we WILL be in the NCG without a doubt. You can say people hate us all you want, but considering everything, I think we'd be lying to ourselves to say we deserve to be 1 or 2.
Things will take care of themselves, and I think that will start to happen this weekend. Bama or Oregon will lose, as will Baylor. I feel confident in saying that we will be up to #3 (unless Baylor convincingly beats OU), which even if that happens, BAylor isn't going undefeated, and we will jump them after the BIG championship game if it comes to that.

Seattle Linga's picture

No big ten love at all

raki's picture

Go MSU, our only hope is that they keep winning and be top ten team when we play them in big ten championship. That would give us some hope, go LSU and go Stanford this week.

Quack_Quack's picture

I hate Kirk, seriously what a douche.

johnblairgobucks's picture

hah, just wait till he covers the Ore-Stanford game.  He'll be fawning all over you guys.  Kirk has always had a crush on Florida teams.... no biggie. 
I'm more concerned with the voice tones Musburger was using Saturday night.  Brent was almost in full-blown "AJ McCarron's GF Mode" when talking about "Squinty" Winston and FSU.
 

Quack_Quack's picture

Haha and my god fsu fans are arrogant as hell.  That's the biggest difference between fsu and Ore, osu, bama etc.  They have at least  been doing things for several years now.  I will be pulling for osu so hard if we don't make it.  #crush noles

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I guess beating NIU makes you unstoppable.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Before the game: MSU is a tough test for Ohio State.

After: Ohio State still hasn't beaten anyone.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Nkohl13's picture

MSU is actually ranked 13 by the computers. It's the shit-for-brains voters that are holding them back.

BuckeyePride's picture

I don't know too much and I am too lazy to look, but who has Alabama played to have such a high ranking? Texas a&m and that is about it. This is why I do not understand the bcs. With the way fl state and Oregon keep flip flopping you would think that Alabama would too because so far this season they played one decent game. 

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Nkohl13's picture

The computers actually have Bama at #2 behind FSU. It's the Harris poll and USA today poll that's drinking the Bama Kool-Aid.

Ethos's picture

they won the nc and are undefeated. bama is where they deserve to be. 

"What do you need water for, Sunshine?!" - Coach Coombs, if you don't love this man, you have no soul.

cplunk's picture

The rankings are supposed to be based on this season only. Nobody has won the national championship this season. Bama is getting credit for something that isn't supposed to matter.

Jack Fu's picture

The rankings are supposed to be based on this season only. Nobody has won the national championship this season. Bama is getting credit for something that isn't supposed to matter.

1. I agree. But...
2. Please tell that to the legion of OSU fans using "21-0" as a reason for the Bucks to be in the title game. 
Both ways: we can't haz it.
Look: there's a bunch of undefeated teams. The BCS system is designed to try and pick the two best. With pretty much no head-to-head comparisons, voters and computers have to look at strength of schedule. Our schedule is, unfortunately, garbage. Accept it and move on. Just win the games. It's all the team has control over. If we make the title game, great. If we don't, then sun will still come up the next day.

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

They're kinda' the defending national champions... that has to count for something...

Deadly Nuts's picture

We are on a 21 game streak... Does that count?

LEBRON

Nkohl13's picture

No you can't count last season. Unless of course your talking about Alabama, or Oregon, or Florida State, or SEC University, or Stanford, or everyone else.

Ethos's picture

of course but you cant argue about the level of competition we've played vs those other there. you Also can't be mad that a team that has won 2 ncs is still ranked first when undefeated. also downvoting isn't for disagreeing its for getting rid of trolls. 

"What do you need water for, Sunshine?!" - Coach Coombs, if you don't love this man, you have no soul.

DaiTheFlu's picture

No, sorry, it doesn't work that way. If Bama is getting credit this season for what they did last year and the year before, then Ohio State and its 21-game win streak should also come into play. We can argue all day long about the shitty Bag Ten - and it is - but Ohio State beat every team they've lined up against for two years. What's funny is the guys who were all over Boise State's jock a couple of years ago, ignoring their terrible schedule - looking at you, Pat Forde - don't use the same argument about Ohio State. Ridiculous.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

poop's picture

What's funny is the guys who were all over Boise State's jock a couple of years ago, ignoring their terrible schedule...

Exactly. That's what I've been saying this season. Boise did a smart thing though - scheduled the biggest game of the year first. That way they could practice and plan all summer and they could make up lost ground if they lost. Then again we could take a page from Alabama's book and schedule our scrubs late in the season.

nm_buck's picture

I got your back.  bama is where they should be. 

gobucks5413's picture

human voters are still 2/3. They havent played a great schedule, but they are the defending champs, and they've been killing people. Tough to argue

igo43's picture

Just win, baby. It'll all take care of itself. Hopefully. Thank (insert deity of choice) there are Playoffs next year.

"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?" - WWH

DefendYoungstown's picture

Just keep winning baby!!!!!
 

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

sbentz4's picture

Yawn....BCS is so boring, there is so much manufactured drama with these weekly ratings releases.  Nothing has changed since the initial release, just waiting for others to lose.

Kjetland's picture

I cannot wait till the BCS is finally dead and gone.

jaxbuckeye's picture

I'm actually glad.  If we aren't going to make it to the NC game, then hopefully we get an undefeated Oregon in the Rose Bowl.  Win that game and we have an argument. 

LILBUCKEYE's picture

You're right! As much as we want in the BCS title game, if Bama and FSu win out, I think we'd much rather play Oregon than have them in the title game and play Stanford in the rose bowl.
Playing Oregon just makes a better game and we will get a lot of respect if we win...well maybe

The Ohio State University '17

fanatibuck's picture

Ditto If we don't make the NC game I would rather play Oregon in the Rose than a nobody Stanford.

THE URBANATOR AND HIS BOYS' JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN; 26-0 IS COMING BABY!!

BeijingBucks's picture

Yeah tons more respect!  In fact if we ever had managed to beat Oregon in teh past we would nev... what's that you say? ... we already beat them?!? ... pshaw!... but that was cause our QB had a tattoo... can't count that now can ya!

 

 

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SweetBabyJames's picture

after all the trash talk they did this year of the B1G...why would they want a the national champion or even the runner up to be from B1G?
that would basically make 4 and half months of B1G s**t talk a big waste of thier time...
they need us out of the National Championship Game to promote their bias
 
....
 
by the way...has it been confirmed that we will actually be allowed to play in the game if the other unbeatens fall...or will they just say..."nope sorry...big ten is not allowed...we decide who is worthy in the bristol studios...what you guys do on saturdays...well, that doesnt really matter anymore."

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I know these gaps are just semantics at this point...any team in the top 3 will drop behind OSU if they lose.  FSU obviously widens the gap from beating up on a good team while OSU beat up on an awful team.  However, OSU lost about .004 to Oregon when Oregon didn't play.  Bye Week > Purdue.

Class of 2010.

Bubba 81's picture

Sad thing is had we scheduled a strong non conference team at the beginning of the year maybe we would not be in this situation. And for those of us who want to pretend that scheduling Cal ( oh the they used to be good line ) doesn't quite fly. They weren't good then and aren't good now. Our best bet would have been to schedule a BIG12 or ACC team with more of a brand name to it. I understand Oklahoma or Texas can't come play us every year but our Athletic Director ( sweet Gene ) should of had the foresight to see that the BIG10 was down and we needed quality opponents. Even a common fan has that kind of insight. Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Clemson, FSU, Miami, Boston College, Stanford, USC, Arizona State, Kansas State, heck even West Virginia would have been been better teams to schedule other than FlaAM, SDST, Buffulo. That is bad management Gene and two years in a row you have hurt our chances of playing in the NCG. ( and we would have killed Notre Dame ) ... perhaps you go to Texas. 

Patriot4098's picture

You realize schedules are made YEARS in advance, right? Not every team is chomping at the bit to play us either. I'm not gonna' DV you anymore, but this post is wrong on so many levels.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

BuckeyeStrong1993's picture

 First off why in the hell is Stanford in the top 5? second I do believe Alabama and Florida State are the best teams in the country and i do not see Florida state losing , i know anything can happen in college football but who they have left on regular schedule are all W's and they will probably take on Miami again inn acc championship. So i think Florida state is a lock in for the championship. On the other hand Alabama will have a test or two before they see a third straight appearance starting with Lsu this weekend. Even if they would lose Oregon will have to lose as well to get us in the Champioship which of course they play Stanford this weekend. All in all it may be a bye for us but it just may be one of the most important weekends of the year for tosu in the polls. Hoping Alabama or oregon loses.
No matter what though i also STRONGLY agree that we can hang with any team in the country, Lets just focus on Illinois and keep winning and whatever happens will happen. Love this team GO BUCKS!  
     
 
 
 

GoBucks!

cinserious's picture

An undefeated Ohio St. is 72 points behind Oregon for the #3 spot but a 1-loss Stanford is only 81 points behind Ohio State for the #4 spot? After LOSING to Utah? Utah?    What a joke the BCS is! If there was ever a time for a four team playoff, it would be 2013 because even though I'm pulling for Stanford to upset Oregon, they would only jump the Buckeyes with a victory, considering they are already on our heels!
And 1-loss MSU is only 17th while so many 1-losses are scattered from #5 on? Now I'm getting pissed! First Wisconsin gets jobbed on the field, and now MSU is getting jobbed in the polls. So the #1 ranked defense in the entire country is behind five 1-loss  SEC teams and a Clemson/Miami who got blown out?
I guess the media doesn't deem Michigan State a 'sexy pick' like all those 1-loss SEC, PAC-12, and BIG-12 teams. What a farse!

Gone ham, be back soon...

SPreston2001's picture

Ill just be so happy when this stupid BCS computer voting crap is done away with!! Put the teams on the field and let them play it out!! Thats how you determine a champion!

cplunk's picture

It's the humans that are screwing up the BCS, not the computers. And the playoffs will be chosen by the humans....
if Baylor was to win out, with there next three games against ranked opponents, and all the current undefeateds were to remain undefeated, there is a good chance a committee looking at SOS would chose a four team playoff of Bama, FSU, Oregon, and Baylor. We'd be undefeated and out of a four team playoff.
now the reality is that it is extremely unlikely there will ever be five undefeated teams, but the thought is troubling. This is where the B1G perception is. You can't keep losing all your bowls in New Years Day massacres, lose two National Championships in a row by big margins, and have two of your three flagship programs blown out by Bama in season openers.
until the B1G- not just OSU- wins big games early season out of conference and does much better in the five New Years Day bowls, our Bucks will not get the respect or credit they deserve.

BoFuquel's picture

If Stain-Furd beats The Duck Dye-Nasty they will leap over TOSU, And a one loss GOBAMA will remain ahead of us. It is written by the national media and so it shall remain.Just keep winnin'.  GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

ogama843's picture

Maybe.... But I have to say if MSU wins out and ends up in the top 15, and we play them for the B1G championship and we win handily, we will jump back over them for sure. I guarantee it.

Holy Buckeye!

gobucks5413's picture

No they wont. Believe it or not, OSU in the NCG is great for the media and they know it. And please stop with the bad team nicknames

ogama843's picture

Gonna say it now. If Ohio State wins out, and two of the top three have a loss, we WILL BE IN THE NC GAME! It just sucks, with respect to the NC, we do not  control our own destiny. We just need to control what we can, and that is winning the B1G and going undefeated. F--- the pollsters, I'm enjoying the ride!

Holy Buckeye!

JBuckeye's picture

Did anyone actually watch the FSU Vs. Miami game?  Honestly Michigan looks better than either one of them even with the WR QB they have.
I'm not really worried about where the Bucks fall in the equation. Remember 07 where we were sitting 5th, and everyone and their mother lost in "surprise" upsets and we were back in a NCG we didn't belong in? They all said maybe last year was a fluke and FL was really really good.  tOSU is a traditional powerhouse, smashmouth conference..yada yada yada. They travel well, let's play them in the NCG yada yada yada. Derp!
Yeah...that is why someone will leapfrog OSU regardless if they are the best team on the field or not.   tOSU ruined it's own perception, not a down B1G. The B1G wasn't down until tOSU sh!t the bed twice in a row on the national stage.
Regardless of what happens I'll still enjoy every game, and especially the sweet deliciousness of Wolverweenie tears!

wojodta's picture

If all 4 teams somehow go undefeated, they better put OSU vs. FSU in the Rose Bowl instead of a 2 loss Stanford or god forbid Fresno St.

cinserious's picture

If Michigan St. wins out up to the B1G championship game, they better be in the top 10!

Gone ham, be back soon...

ChazBuckeye's picture

These replies/comments above are pretty funny.  OSU just needs to keep winning and the rest will take care of itself.  If Oregon goes unbeaten and so does FSU, then so be it.  If OSU plays a two lose Stanford in the Rose Bowl (or whomever), then so be it.  One thing I can tell you is Bama will not go unbeaten.  This weekend will show you what I mean. 
Now what if this happens, Bama loses this weekend to LSU. FSU loses one of their remaining games (like FL in a wash out that no one gives them a chance at losing...hmm sound familiar to 2002, when NO ONE gave TXA&M a chance, which if that doesn't happen, OSU doesn't play UM in Arizona).  And lastly, what about Stanford this Thursday for an Oregon lose (or may be ASU in the Pac 12 CG)?????  Or Oregon State in a rivalry game come years end...???  
My point is, there's A LOT of games left to be played.  Let's have a pity party or let's cry in our beer mugs comments/replies after December 8th...if that's what happens.  Sound good?
And one last thing, NO ONE LOSE TEAM WILL OVER STEP OSU!  Look at the points for the BSC now...it's impossible folks.  Just stop it, it wouldn't have happened last year either, like SO many will tell you.  Even Brad Edwards said, OSU would have played ND with a win over NEB.  Just like this year with a 11th or 12th ranked MSU.  It will be a miracle if MSU ends up in the top ten (but it could happen if other teams lose in the next 4 weeks.  Hence, let's just wait and see, ok).

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

gobucks5413's picture

Wish I could give this a million upvotes...It works out every year...if it doesn't then so be it, it wasn't meant to be. There are many opportunities for these top teams to slip up.
Each one of these teams in front of us has at least 2-3 legit opportunities to slip up and lose...not counting the ones we aren't seeing that happen every year...(FSU @ Wake saturday?)
Just keep winning

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I try to refrain from bitching about things I cannot control - although I do it once in a while! 
Until the other teams in the B1G start stepping up to the big boy table and slapping down some other big programs in the Pac 12, SEC, and the like on a fairly consistent basis, the B1G will get no respect - not that they deserve any IMHO!  The only thing that matters to me is Ohio State football - I could care less about any other program, except, of course, the team that has the chance to humiliate TSUN!!!  Under Urban, it is not in question that he will get to the NC game - it is just a matter of when!!!

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Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Florida State was back to humiliating highly ranked teams Saturday night with a 41-14 drubbing of rival and No. 7 Miami.

I will forever and ever HATE this score....Everytime I see it, I cringe and a small part of my soul dies...

Adolphus Washington is half grizzly bear and half dragon | Noah Spence kills quarterbacks, just to watch them die.