Listening to The Herd today at lunch and he was talking about how he largely believes the BCS "got it right", with the exception of Baylor being a little underrated in his view. But he largely devoted his time to talking about Ohio State's place in the BCS title picture, which I thought was pretty fair. The following is paraphrased by me:
"Urban Meyer and Ohio State, through no fault of their own, will not have played a top-fifteen team over the last two years. Last year's squad was completely void of playmakers and still managed to run the table. This is more of an indictment of the Big Ten than anything else -- that team would've lost seven games in the SEC. And when you look at Ohio State struggling against unranked teams while FSU, 'Bama, and Oregon are crushing ranked teams, you just can't put them on the same level. I look at them and I think they're a year away. They lost too much on defense last year and have too many kids playing out there -- give 'em another year of experience and development by Meyer, and they'll be ready.
I think he's spot-on here -- with the exception of us losing seven games last year in the SEC; I can see us losing three out of A&M, 'Bama, LSU, Georgia, and Florida, but I digress.
So far, we haven't proven ourselves the way 'Bama and FSU have, and Oregon's absolutely shellacking unranked squads with ease (we'll know more after they meet UCLA and Stanford), so I don't think that we deserve championship consideration right meow -- it's the price we pay for our relatively easier path to perfection. Luckily, we've got the rest of the season to pick it up: hopefully meeting and defeating a top-20 Michigan squad and top-15 team (either Nebraska or MSU) in the B1G Championship. Combine that with a couple key losses in the top three and we should be well-positioned to make a run at the championship, even over an undefeated Baylor squad.