Jim Weber gives four reasons why he sees the Buckeyes undeserving of Athlon's No. 6, USA Today's No. 8, and Phil Steele's No. 11 rankings.
Raise your hand if you think the Buckeyes will survive vs. Cal (9.15), at Michigan State (9.29), vs. Nebraska (10.6), at Penn State (10.27), at Wisconsin (11.17) and vs. Michigan (11.24) with just one defeat? In my mind, OSU will be fortunate to split those games and go 9-3 in Meyer’s first year.
#1: Braxton Miller’s Passing
#2: Wide Receivers
#3: Offensive Line
Can't say I disagree with him about our weaknesses. But the addition of an actual QB coach and Miller's reported workouts with the WRs lead me to think #1 and #2 will be 100 degrees better than last season. I'm predicting 10-2 this season.
BTW Weber begins the piece by saying:
In the brutally long buildup to college football each summer, an offseason hobby of mine has become picking out a team that is wildly overrated as an indictment of preseason polls.
Last season's pick -- Notre Dame.