The Big Ten BLOWS. Ohio State hasn't beaten ANYONE. The Buckeyes schedule will keep the out of the BCS championship....blah blah blah blah. I know we've all heard it ten thousand and one times. We all know it's not true, but we haven't been able to put together why. The point of this post is to take a no BS look at the facts and disprove the two biggest media myths face our Buckeyes.
Myth 1: The Big ten blows
You hear it all the time about how AMAZINGLY BAD the Big Ten is. This narrative even lead everyone's favorite Mr. Finebaum to ask "Does the Big Ten even play football anymore!?!?" on college game day. THE BIG TEN IS SO BAD THAT A TEAM CAN WIN EVERY GAME FOR TWO YEARS STRAIGHT AND NOT EVEN BE CONSIDERED FOR A TITLE GAME! The truth is that the Big Ten is actually pretty damn good. Let's take a look at the facts.
Comparing OOC Records:
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Computer Rankings of BCS Conferences:
See!?!? Don't you see how bad the Big Ten is! They're tied for second in win percentage against BCS foes and their average computer ranking is 3rd!!! How awful! No one from that conference could ever win a BCS Championship! Nick Saban had a turkey sandwhich for lunch!
Take a look at Florida State's conference. They are 55% against the BCS (which is worse than the Big Ten) and ranked 5th overall (once again, worse than the Big Ten) and yet I never hear them disqualified for their conference even though it is worse. Sorry for using logic and numbers and facts and reason and stuff...Apparantley Paul Finebaum being a homer trumps all of that.
Myth 2: Ohio State's Weak schedule disqualifies them from the bcs title game
Ohio State hasn't played anyone. Their Schedule is full of cupcakes and they don't deserve to play with the big dogs because all they want to do is play FCS teams.
Comparing SOS of the BCS Unbeatens
As you can see Ohio State is a whole 6 spots behind Florida State! Don't those six spots(out of 120) make it so clear how much of a murders row Florida State has played compared to Ohio State!?
So our SOS aren't really all that far from FSU when you look at the numbers, but look what we have coming up compared to what they have.
- OSU has 15 (per sagarin) Michigan State and number 46 Michigan
- FSU has number 40 Duke and number 50 Florida
With Wisconsin climbing up the rankings and our game against Michigan State, there is no question: When it's all said and done we will have a HARDER SOS than FSU. How about that! Just don't let ESPN know...
Conclusion: Ohio state sucks
When you look at the facts, you can see how terribad OSU is. Florida State is much more deserving than them without question. Even though Ohio State plays in a better conference and has won every game for two years straight with the nation's longest win streak against what will turn out to be a better schedule than FSU and has one of the best coaches in the nation there is no way in hell they will ever deserve any consideration for jumping anyone or playing in the BCS game. Ohio State is terrible and hasn't played anyone.
- Somehow this line of thinking seems to be the consensus amongst the media when it's in no was supported by facts. The truth is that Ohio State's toughest opponent isn't another team. It's the narrative.