No OU win, then probably not deserving of a CFP bid
Looks like dropping another 20 wouldn't hurt
I said the team that squandered the lead at UVA was more likely the team closest to reality. It didn't go over well. But I kind of see others saying the same thing.
On a bad day, the Ohio State University basketball team should be able to beat FAU. So how awful must this be?
I have been neutral about Thad to this point willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. But all along my thinking was that he had to do something this year. It isn't heading in that direction at this point. Sure IU lost to Fort Wayne but then again they beat UNC. Ohio State has no such victory for its resume' and it doesn't look like one is in the offing any time soon.
Personally, I would leave Washington out and send a message that SOS matters.
I don't disagree with you but they are not going to risk losing west coast viewers by excluding the Huskies.
A lot of interesting points in the article and it is funny to think about not risking another loss by playing in the B1G championship game. I get that. I believe we would have slaughtered Wisconsin the second time around, though.
Call me old school, but one of my favorite OSU shirts is the black one that says 2014 B1G champions which I couldn't get fast enough. Yes, I ordered my Natty shirt just as quick, if not quicker. But I place a lot of value in winning the league.
I would put in Penn State over Washington but I don't see that happening. They will not exclude a team from the west at the risk of saying there is some west coast bias. Plus, that brings in west coast viewership for ratings.
I will say that in spite of the fact that Washington beat Colorado without the Buffalo starting QB, I would much rather play Clemson which looks a lot like Florida State from few years back. VA Tech gouged their defense pretty convincingly and had a chance to tie at the end (I couldn't bear to watch the B1G championship game with two teams I hate almost as much as TTUN...sorry). VA Tech ran the QB draw effectively all night. And I think Ohio State's defense can do some damage against Clemson's offense.
Could we be headed for another bout with Alabama?
I remain fairly neutral on the subject of Thad Matta as I can understand arguments both pro and con. And at this point, I think the Ohio State team that saw UVA outscore them by 18 points during the last part of the first half/entire second half, is a more reflective image of the team we are going to have this season than the one that surprised everyone by getting a 16 point lead. But if UVA was a 2 point win instead of a 2 point loss, the pundits would be saying they were flat 3 days removed from an emotional road victory which arguably would have been the most impressive win the program has had in 3 years. What a difference 4 points can make.
I still don't understand why Michigan did not suffer more in the CFP rankings for its loss to Iowa even if it was on the road. This was the same Iowa team that lost to FCS perennial powerhouse North Dakota State at home. Shouldn't happen (Oops sorry Michigan, I forgot about Appalachian State).
So they lost 2 of their last 3 and still end up being #5 with a lot of prognosticators seeing them with a real shot of ending up in the playoff. And Ohio State didn't even get a sniff last year for the CFP?
At least the team that beat us lost outside of conference to a Pitt team that also beat Clemson on the road.
I can't agree with everything but I do agree that Tate should have been left in the game. You go with your best on the floor and tell him to play smart for a couple of minutes.
Last season a pretty bad OSU team only lost 64-58 to a pretty good VA team. This year's team looks better but it is on the road. I don't think they will win but I don't expect a blowout even in Charlottesville.
1072 could have been more but the carries per game seemed to dwindle at the end of the year.
Cleveburg says, and I agree
The B1G CCG will feature two teams who nobody believes are the best two teams in the B1G. And not for the first time in its history, either. Time to restructure that. Hopefully things come out the Buckeyes' way with the CFP.
This happened last year when MSU embarrassed themselves and the B1G and Iowa kept pace by looking as bad as everyone knew they were against Stanford. But the issue is how to restructure. Head to head has always been the determining factor and we would have had no issue with that if UM hadn't ruined our chances by losing to of all teams, Iowa.
To fix the issue, the B1G needs restructured. Such as they are, Wisconsin is the best team on the other side with no real contenders in my thinking. The other side has higher profile programs in MSU, UM, PSU, OSU. Until realignment occurs, I think there is a high probability of history repeating itself yet again.
OSU played UVA tighter than I expected last year
They might lose against Washington State
What I have trouble overcoming is that in order for Ohio State to get in, not 1 but 2 Power 5 conference winners have to be passed over in favor of Ohio State. We have to root for Wisconsin to get in and beat PSU if we win out and PSU plays in the title game. Then get some help with another sub-par team winning another conference. I still think it is a tall order.
My UV to cancel out the DV for Celtic.
I agree totally. We are screwed royally.
Again, we will have only ourselves to blame for losing against an inferior opponent for the second straight year if we win out and don't get in the B1G title game. Again, one of the top 2 teams would be on the outside looking in. There is no way the committee will say no to 2 league winners and put OSU in ahead of them if such would be the case. But one other thing, if OSU by the grace of God does get in, they better win at least the semi-final to justify the committee selection of a team that didn't win its league.
I cried foul last year and suggested an expanded playoff. I got shot down by several others on this site. Does anyone feel different this year? The bottom line is that if you want the best teams, then there are going to be years where the best teams aren't the conference champs and where more teams are justified.
UM and Ohio State for all the B1G marbles (ok almost all of them) on a November Saturday in Columbus. That is the way it should be.
A lot can happen in a month. Win 4 more games and we are in. If not, then we don't deserve it after losing to PSU.
The 2006 game was at 3:30.
So why not? Especially if the game has so much riding on it.
I think Ohio Stadium for the next night game should do something like the white out at Penn State. Granted, the white out is more appropriate to PSU since their uniforms are that old school white with the dark blue. But shiny silver (for the Silver Bullets) could also have a nice effect.
And don't forget we lost Sprinkle earlier in the year whom many thought was our best D Line player
Beavis, you didn't make a Butthead of yourself with your comments. I also want to know why we don't try to incorporate Baugh a little more into the offense.
I saw Baylor use some fat white guy masquerading as a TE yesterday on a play where he just left the line of scrimmage and ran straight downfield with the QB throwing to him on a quick hitter that gained about 15 yards. And Marcus Baugh isn't some fat white guy with little athletic ability. He is big, decent speed, and has shown he can catch and is tenacious after he gets the ball.
I get what you are saying about MSU, which really embarrassed the league against Alabama last year. And I essentially agree with you. But they have managed to deal 2 pretty crushing defeats to UFM costing OSU B1G titles in 2013 and 2015 and another playoff appearance. How far the mighty have fallen.