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Where should OSU football be ranked to start the season?

1-3
5% (70 votes)
4-6
49% (695 votes)
7-10
40% (562 votes)
Outside the Top 10 (Explain in Comments)
6% (85 votes)
Total Votes: 1412

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TMac's picture

7-10;  Which is giving UFM his coaching staff & the youngsters huge credit as we replace 4/5 of the Offensive Line and with the Defense we've played, or more accurately not played, the last two years.  

+5 HS
mr.green's picture

8-10 seems right to me. We did lose last 2 games. A climb is more fun anyway. 

+2 HS
mobboss1984's picture

7-10

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FROMTHE18's picture

I think #8 is just fine. Until our defense shows it can look like a defense and our offense demonstrates it can reload and not rebuild, then I don't think we are a top 5 team. It really doesn't matter where we are ranked, win all of the games and OSU is in the playoff. Lose, and we're out. 

TresselourgodUrbanoursavior's picture

Not 1-3 because our O-line is new. Not 7-10 because I heard Braxton Miller is a pretty good quarterback. If Meyer knows what he is doing, he will have Miller touch the ball almost every play on offense.

blocko330's picture

Totally agree with your comments on ranking - and not being a dick but as the QB I think it's safe to say Braxton will in fact touch the ball every play :)

 

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InTressITrust's picture

They are actually planning on doing a lot of direct snaps this year because of our running back depth

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

+2 HS
buckeyestu's picture

7 to 10. I still need to see this defense play much better, and I think they will, they surely can not play any worse.

+2 HS
steveoz49's picture

7-10 as I agree with the above mentioned..replacing 4 of the 5 OL and the D must play better.  I will also add that I think the injection of youth will most likely show their inexperience from time to time.  Either way you look at it, this season can't get here soon enough!

Barnsey69's picture

I say Top 10 on Braxton return, world-class coaching staff, and talent alone, but need to see it all put together on the field before a higher ranking can be obtained. 

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AGAB's picture

I remain supportive, but somewhat skeptical of our chances this year. The end of last season was such a disappointment. The MSU lost was not necessarily surprising  but, I definitely thought our coaches and staff would make the necessary adjustments for the bowl game. Losing to a good but, not great, Clemson team was a real bummer. We have not defeated a real quality opponent since Tressel's last game in the Sugar Bowl. I am adopting a wait and see position.

+1 HS
TossTrap's picture

I say in the 4-6 range.

On paper the D-backs are question marks but I believe Ash will have them playing much better. O-line looks problematic but remember they have a solid 3 of 5 former starters there. 

D-line will be filled with excellent as well as fresh bodies. Linebackers very much improved. Running backs will either find a go to guy or a committee of talent. Braxton will be practicing for months with more of those things he learns from another George Whitfield camp. Receivers look to be getting better too.

First and goal at the five and Arch is getting the ball.

dshepster's picture

I love my buckeyes...but, a new offensive line (probably with a center the rest have not played a down with), a defense that has yet to play a down with 2 new coaches and new scheme, no solidified backup qb( how many games would we have lost last year without kenny g), new kicker, new running back, and a starting qb that missed the spring (progressions? accuracy?).  Yes, they have the talent to overcome those questions, but top ten?  These are young/inexperienced players that will need to gell quickly (navy, V tech) to have a chance at making the first playoff.

BassDropper's picture

Negatives

We lost a lot, and I don't think we have shown enough this spring. We have to replace the entire o-line except for Decker. It's going to be very difficult to have an o-line that will live up to the previous class, especially when a guy named Darryl Baldwin is penciled in as your starting RT. We don't have a reliable backup QB, and with Braxton we all know how important that is. We lost the best RB in the country. Our star DE is suspended for the first 2 games. Their is a new DC in town and players will have to adjust to new style of play. Losing two 1st round talents on the defensive side of the ball. 

Positives

NO MORE PITT BROWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And for that simple fact I think the Buckeyes should be ranked 5th.

DIRECTIONER

-4 HS
canukeye's picture

One returning starter on the O-Line.  Loss of El Guapo.  Unproven wide receivers.  Unproven Defence. Two non-conference losses.  Another loss to MSU.  Another bowl game loss.  Probably not going to get you into the top ten

It's not the band that I hate.  It's the fans.

Crumb's picture

I said 1-3 because you have the best player in college football playing QB.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War