OSU #6 in AP Poll

November 11, 2012 at 2:29p    by Alex    
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Buckeye Black's picture

More SEC love.  Two one loss teams in front of them.  Georgia didn't even compete in their loss and Bama loses at home and is still sitting pretty for the national title.

cplunk's picture

Georgia lost 35-7 to South Carolina. Look at South Carolina's wins this year and explain to me how they're even top twenty. And if they're not top twenty, then Georgia....

Rfahncke's picture

The SEC skew is getting more and more drastic (and sketchy).  My prediction is Bama still plays for the title.

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btalbert25's picture

Good thing the AP poll has absolutely nothing to do with who plays for the title. 

SonOfBuckeye's picture

Compare the AP to the computer 'polls'.  Alabama and Georgia are 1 spot higher in AP rank, Florida is 4 spots lower, LSU and A&M are both 1 spot lower, and South Carolina is 4 spots lower.  I don't see a drastic tilt in the SEC's favor.

Brutus's picture

Two weeks in a row Florida struggles at home against dismal competition, including a Sun Belt team that might have had a chance in OT were it not for a fluke punt, and they don't budge from the polls. It's just so obnoxious at this point.

painterlad's picture

There is no way an undefeated Oregon, K State or ND does not play for the title over a one-loss team. No. Way.

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Brutus's picture

Agreed, but those three teams still have some less-than-gimme games left.  I think ND is most at risk of a loss to USC.  Oregon still has Stanford, OSU, and USC again.  I think K State has clearest path to remain undefeated, with only Texas left. I think at most there will be two undefeateds at the end and I wouldn't be the least surprised if there are none.

Nkohl13's picture

They say its because of our strength of schedule. What about when Boisie was undefeated playing garbage teams every week. They were the best team ever. Now we're undefeated but we arent good because the big ten sucks. Youve gotta be kidding me.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

You're wrong. This is the exact same thing that was happening to Boise State when they were undefeated.
I'd probably put us 4th instead of 6th, but is this really anything worth getting truly upset about? It's just a bunch of opinions.

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Nkohl13's picture

Boise was right up there and the media was talking them up like crazy saying they should play for the championship.

741's picture

But they never did...

BED's picture

The correct answer is:

  1. Kansas State
  2. Oregon
  3. Ohio State
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Florida State
  6. Alabama
  7. Georgia
  8. Clemson
  9. Florida
  10. LSU

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Jeremy91's picture

My top 10

1. Kansas State
2. Oregon
3. Notre Dame
4. Ohio State
5. Alabama
6. Florida State
7. Clemson
8. Texas A&M
9. Georgia
10. Florida

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

My Top 10:
1. Notre Dame
2. Florida
3. Oregon
4. Ohio State
5. Kansas State
6. Alabama
7. Stanford
8. Georgia
9. Oregon State
10. Texas A&M

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

skiehl's picture

*See florida game yesterday*

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It's not how you win, it's who you win against. See: Purdue, UAB, Indiana for us...

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

skiehl's picture

So you're saying a team that barely beat Louisiana Lafayette is better than what the Oregon squad has shown? I respect your opinion, but I'm just trying to comprehend why you would have Florida over all of those other teams

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Florida has wins over:
Texas A&M @ Kyle Field
LSU @ Tiger Stadium
South Carolina
Those are more quality than Oregon's 3 most quality wins:
@ USC
Fresno State (!!!!!!)
Arizona

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

The LSU game was in Florida.

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Whoops, my bad.

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cajunbuckeye's picture

Florida #2, Hahahahahaha, i get it.

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

The sad thing is it was purely unintentional
The funny thing is that's exactly what swamps smell like

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cajunbuckeye's picture

Your absolutely right, I've been to Gainsville also, and agree that the place is a $#ithole.

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aboynamedtracy's picture

It's hard for me to believe you (Nova) were sober when you posted this...

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Nice try, but it's Sober Sunday!

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Holy hell, a downvote storm because Florida is #2 and your precious Ducks aren't?? Come on people...
My top 10 isn't even opinionated! It's based on a points system that rewards performance and strength of schedule simiilar to the College BBall RPI.

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Alhan's picture

I may disagree with what you say but i'll throw an upvote your way to defend your right to say it!

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BuckeyeinAnnArbor's picture

ND #1?  Jesus Christ.

BoFuquel's picture

The Whore Of South Bend may not be #1, but stiil I think She plays for the NC.We shall see. GO BUCKS!

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Firedup's picture

At least FSU dropped to 10 because they have one of the weakest schedules this year.  Clemson is the only think keeping their 9-1 respectable at this point.

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USMC11917's picture

There is nothing more influential than the media and there is no media outlet more prominent than ESPN. They love them some southern football. I don't buy into all of the conspiracy theories but to think that they don't influence more than a handful of voters is all but delusional.

RedStorm45's picture

Wow.  The top 10 outside of the undefeated teams...SEC.  Geez.

buckeyedude's picture

Personally, I would love to see anybody but SEC teams in the NC. If it's two SEC teams again, I'm going sledding or ice skating on Lake Erie.

 

 

Ultrabuckeyehomer's picture

There is clearly an SEC bias, but it is kinda earned, don't ya think?  The SEC has won 5 legitimate championships in a row - I don't count last years b/c the SEC had to win that. 
Everyone that wants the SEC dominance to end needs to root for teams to beat them in the title game.  If no SEC team plays this year, that won't help matters because we'll just hear that it can't be legitimate without an SEC team, and as much as it pains me to say this, that's probably true on a certain level. 
I personally don't think the SEC is as far ahead of all other conferences as others in the media believe, but the results on the field need to change before that perception will change.
The SEC is the best conference, but they're not playing another level of football for crying out loud.  There are good teams around the country (outside of the SEC) every year that can be the best team for that year... it isn't an SEC monopoly by any means.  But, we need some SEC loses before that belief becomes acceptable to the mainstream media types.
So, the fact that the polls are giving SEC teams the benefit of the doubt is not surprising and can be defended.  How many of you actually think ND or K State is better than Bama?  I don't.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I think they are better. Alabama is flawed and TAMU and LSU exposed their flaws. Any football team can beat another team if they take advantage of their opponent's weaknesses.

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Bucksfan's picture

An undefeated OHIO STATE BUCKEYES, led by one of the most historic coaches of his generation, featuring a player the likes of which haven't been seen in Columbus since the days of Heisman winners Hop Cassidy or Les Horvath, and the highest scoring offense they have ever had, can't seem to overcome a mid-tier SEC program like Georgia that got bitchsmacked by South Carolina 35-7, or an Alabama team whose ONE strength this year  (defense) was crushed 20-0 in the first quarter of a 29-24 home loss to a team who is in their first year in the SEC.  And yet both are still in the top-5, and Ohio State is not.
I am appalled, to say the least.  Many of you think Alabama is the best team.  That's fine, you can think whatever you want, but you can't prove that to me on a piece of paper.  The fact that they should have lost to LSU by 9 points (and only won because LSU is not coached by a competent human being), and followed that up the next week by laying an egg at home.  There is no getting over the fact that their two biggest attributes (defense, and some sort of abstraction called "focus") were exposed as fraudulant.
One of these days this shit will end.  Wait, no it won't.  ESPN is going to control the playoff, too.

BED's picture

+1000000000

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dvalentine7's picture

ESPN is swinging from the SEC so hard its not funny ... I don't know how Georgia is in the Top 5 anyway what have they really done besides getting taken to the woodshed by South Carolina but they are somehow still ranked higher than us smh ...