Ohio State Ranked No. 2 in Harris Poll

By Kyle Rowland on December 1, 2013 at 1:14p
Ohio State could be one win from the national title game.
RK Team Pts PVS Record
1 Florida State (97) 2,617 2 12-0
2 Ohio State (5) 2,488 3 12-0
3 Auburn (3) 2,422 5 11-1
4 Alabama 2,262 1 11-1
5 Missouri 2,231 6 11-1
6 Oklahoma State 2,083 7 10-1
7 Stanford 1,873 8 10-2
8 South Carolina 1,841 10 10-2
9 Baylor  1,778 9 10-1
10 Michigan State 1,758 11 11-1
11 Clemson 1,444 4 10-2
12 Oregon 1,398 12 10-2
13 Arizona State 1,277 16 10-2
14 LSU 1,258 14 9-3
15 Northern Illinois 1,104 17 12-0
16 Oklahoma 1,041 19 9-2
17 Louisville 1,013 18 10-1
18 Central Florida 967 20 10-1
19 UCLA 779 22 9-3
20 Duke 620 24 10-2
21 Wisconsin 485 15 9-3
22 Fresno State 428 13 10-1
23 Texas A&M 290 21 8-4
24 Texas 167 NR 8-3
25 Georgia 148 NR 8-4

After an unforgettable rivalry day, Ohio State finds itself No. 2 in the latest human polls and on the brink of the national championship game.

It sets up another intriguing Championship Saturday this week. The Big Ten, SEC and ACC championship games will decide who plays in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 6. 

Auburn AD Jay Jacobs is already lobbying for the SEC champion to appear in Pasadena. but the biggest problem both Tigers are facing is that loss in the record column. 

“An SEC team can’t get left out of the (championship game) with one loss,” Jacobs told Dan Wolken of USA Today. “We just beat the No. 1 team in the nation, and a team ahead of us struggled [yesterday]. And a one-loss SEC team that wins in Atlanta — if it’s us or Missouri — you can’t get left out of the BCS after you beat the No. 1 team. We have a better argument because we beat the No. 1 team.”

Jacobs also said it would be a “disservice to the nation” if a one-loss Auburn team was left out of the title game.

The BCS standings will be released tonight at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. 


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Hovenaut's picture

Much like politics appearing on 11W, I very much dislike politics in college football.

So by default, I very much dislike Jay Jacobs right now.

xrox's picture

I tend to agree. Luckily, we have a very good politician in Urban himself. If OSU wins out, he won't let an undefeated Big Ten team miss out on the National Championship.

Hovenaut's picture

Urban worked things pretty well in 2006, but I digress. 
Jacobs just comes off like a used car salesman. 

Poison nuts's picture

Jacobs just comes off like a used car salesman.

That's exactly what I thought when I read about his thoughts. The "disservice to the nation" part was particularly cheap.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

igo43's picture

Especially since Auburn lost to an average LSU team and needed 2 miracle finishes to remain a 1 loss team.

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

Deadly Nuts's picture

This solidifies our #2 rank.


Nkohl13's picture

As long as Auburn isn't #1 in the computers and we are no lower than #3 in the computers.

gumtape's picture

In the Pure ELO sagarin ratings we are #3 and Auburn is #6.
He has northern illinois #2.
It will be interesting to see the rest of the eggheads ratings.

High and tight boo boo

headina's picture

The sense of entitlement from auburn's AD is disgusting. I like to believe it is an uncorrupt system but who knows what will happen. 


gumtape's picture

The ESPN guys (palmer and kanell) were laughing at him today on Sportscenter so there is some sanity in that world at least.

High and tight boo boo

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

As things stand now, if Auburn didn't lose to a 3 loss LSU team that barely beat a pretty bad Arkansas team then they would have an argument.  However, they did lose.  The regular season is like a playoff in college football.  It's not the NFL where so many teams get in and a 6 loss team can get hot and win the Super Bowl.  Next year it will change a bit with the 4 team playoff, but that is for next year.  Right now it is OSU and FSU, but still a lot of football to be played in the Championship games. 
Just prepare for Sparty because MSU's defense is very good.  We can't think we have the NC game in the bag.  Got to play a lot better!  I know the Bucks can do it!!

bigswifty's picture

Actually it goes like this.... Ala lost Aub., Aub. lost to LSU, LSU lost to Ole Miss, Ole Miss lost to Miss St., Miss St. lost to Okie St. So, by the Auburn AD's "logic" the other OSU should be in the BCS Champ. Game because they're obviously better than anyone in the SEC (not to mention Baylor).

ih8rolltyde's picture


****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Grande Gustavo's picture

Well you actually have to take it a few steps further. Now Okie St. Lost to West Virginia, who lost to Maryland, who lost to Syracuse, who lost to Northwestern, who was sent into a spiral of failure by a football team that God, Christ, and the Holy Ghost cheer for, the Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Bucks, God Bless, and I'll see you all in Pasadena. 

The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check. 

DeuceOSU78's picture

Up votes for that ^^^!  The trickle down theory works for me!


Davep160's picture

If Auburn wanted to guarantee a place at the table, maybe they should not have lost.   Hell, they almost lost to Georgia AND Alabama.    Don't get me wrong, Auburn is a fantastic football team but as everyone knows, if you lose you are screwed.   Same thing goes for the B10 championship game OSU loses, then they don't deserve to go...simple as that.
That being said, I still think Auburn got screwed in 2004.  They deserved to play against USC.  The disservice was then...not now.

ih8rolltyde's picture

I go to my grave believing Auburn was done a service by not experiencing the thrashing that year.
I wrote that, then looked the wins up (entire schedule). I have changed a 9 year belief that Auburn didn't earn their way into that game. That said, that USC team was NASTY.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

teddyballgame's picture

Boo hoo...consider this karma for $cam Newton

ih8rolltyde's picture

My fantasy team gives $cam a +1

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

harleymanjax's picture

How awesome would it be for the almighty S-E-C to be left out!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

TMac's picture

Provided the Buckeyes and FSU win on Saturday they will be!

ONE Not Done!

Knarcisi's picture

I was researching so thought I would share the panel for those interested:
2013 Harris Interactive College Football Poll Panel
        Aldridge, Denny      Gottfried, Joe    Orsini, Steve
        Anderson, Bob        Graber, Doug      Paschall, David
        Bates, James         Grim, Bob         Phillips, Terry Don
        Batten, Sammy        Grosscup, Lee     Pinkett, Allen
        Biddle, Joe          Herrmann, Mark    Plank, Doug
        Bishop, Blaine       Hicks, Tommy      Preece, Steve
        Bowden, Tommy        Higgins, Ron      Reghi, Michael
        Braine, Dave         Hogewood, Mike    Richter, Pat
        Brandt, Gil          Horning, David    Roda, Kenny
        Brooks, Rich         Housel, David     Sanders, Gary
        Brown, Chip          Husak, Todd       Schmidt, Terry R.
        Burget, Grant        Joe, J.J.         Sherrill, Jackie
        Carlin, Chris        Johnson, Scott    Simpson, Corky
        Carr, Lloyd          Jude, Adam        Skinner, Riley
        Cavagnaro, Charlie   Kerkhoff, Blair   Smigiel, Joe
        Cavender, Pete       Kern, Mike        Sparks, Adam
        Chengelis, Angelique King, Shaun       Stabley, Fred
        Collins, Tony        Kramer, Roy       Strock, Don
        Condron, Bob         Kreckman, Nate    Teel, David
        Corrigan, Gene       Leach, Bobby      Thomas, Mel
        Crum, Dick           Logan, Jeff       Thompson, Darrell
        Curci, Fran          Lude, Mike        Tribble, Keith
        Dawkins, Pete        Luicci, Tom       Trotman, Charlie
        DeFilippo, Gene      Lyell, Kelly      Urick, Max
        Deromedi, Herb       Mallory, John     Valdiserri, Roger
        Dienhart, Mark       Marcum, Bob       Van Note, Jeff
        Dorsey, John         Mayes, Derrick    Vardell, Tommy
        Dunlevy, Bob         McGee, Mike       Vruggink, Jim
        Ealey, Chuck         Medhurst, Pete    Walden, Jim
        Ebling, Jack         Millis, Tim       Walker, Jay
        Evans, Damon         Mizell, Eric      Walters, John
        Fehlberg, Rondo      Morton, Craig     White, Jack
        Gagliardi, Robert    Novak, Joe        Woodruff, Dwayne
        Giannini, Richard    Oakes, Jim        Wright, Rick
        Goin, Bob            O'Brien, Denny    Yoshida, Hugh

BoFuquel's picture


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

ih8rolltyde's picture

sung to a tune, comprised of the most beautiful music, you cannot even fathom (TBDBITL) though subtle
"We don't give a damn for the whole state of michigan,
the whole state of michigan,
the whole state of michigan.
No, we don"t give a damn for the whole state of michigan,
We're from OHIO      O - H
We're from OHIO       I - O

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

gumtape's picture

Great video of mark may and lou holtz from college football final.

High and tight boo boo

pod2dawg's picture

I'm now a Big Mizzou fan!!

Calgarybuck's picture

I love how their overlooking Mizzou, Their so run first/only on Offense it's shocking the Tide couldn't stop them, it pretty much solidified everyone's thoughts that hey you know Bama isn't as good as they have been the last few years!

ih8rolltyde's picture

that link leads to ads and nothin

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Maceyko's picture

Sorry but the rest of the nation got left out when we all had that Bama-LSU rematch shoved down our throats so if the SEC is left out - AWESOME. 

Knarcisi's picture

Yeah, for one of the worst national championship games we've ever seen. 

RedStorm45's picture

Yes, we're #2, but we are dangerously close to #3.  Gotta think a top 5 win (for either Mizzou or Auburn) will only close that gap.  Gotta see how the computers shake out.

ih8rolltyde's picture

MSU at 10 should mitigate that

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

dancorona5's picture
alust2013's picture

The computers seem to weigh losses more heavily than the human polls do, and that is where the biggest gap between OSU and Auburn was last week, and it should stay that way.

...and Michigan still sucks.

Bubba 81's picture

I still can't believe we are here ranked #2. After all the BuckHate from everyone outside BuckeyeNation, I was preparing myself for a Rose Bowl trip. Amazing. When we beat SpRty and ESPN realizes we are in the NCG, and that the one loss SEC isn't going to NCG...watch how quickly the narrative changes about Winston and he should not play in the NCG and that FSU should not go. 

OurHonorDefend09's picture

To the haters: Marcus Hall has a finger for each spot.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.