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Comment 26 Nov 2014

Agreed. I just don't know why the committee is choosing to keep them at #4 right now. They're somewhat painting themselves into a corner of pissing somebody off no matter what they do now. If they dropped Miss St. to #6 or #7 like they should have, they still would be in position as a Bama backup. 

Let's say FSU loses to Florida and Miss St. gets a road win @ currently ranked Ole Miss.  Now Miss St. is most likely moving up to #3 next week. To then drop them back to #5 and move in both the B1G and Big 12 champs the next week would really chap some SEC asses.  I mean that is still what *should* happen but they could have avoided this by ranking Miss St. properly to begin with. I personally don't think their resume is better than any of TCU/OSU/Baylor. 

Comment 26 Nov 2014
There you go. Make it a nice 5 team parlay or teaser or whatever it is with the entire top 5. Bet them straight up with no line if you can. That would indeed guarantee a loss for at least one of them. Or a nice pay day for your troubles. :)
Comment 26 Nov 2014

It's just too late in the year to stick a true freshman out there with no real playing experience under his belt, especially at a new position he is still learning. 

IMO the coaching staff really botched up Sam's freshman year by a) moving him around too much and b) getting stuck in a situation where they feel committed to the redshirt.

If he is as talented as all the reports from the coaches, then there is no way he is going to be playing for OSU as a 5th year senior anyway. So they should have burned that redshirt several games ago and got him some PT so he was a potential factor by this point in the season.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Lots of scenarios still out there for sure. Definitely agree either FSU or Oregon getting upset is the most clearcut help. I'm still convinced the SEC gets one team no matter what so I'm not really as concerned what happens with those teams. But it would still be nice to have one or the other of Bama/Miss St. eliminated this weekend.

As far as the Big 12 goes, who knows how that will play out in the committee's eyes. TCU losing to Texas would be huge since they are the ones currently in front of us, and it devalues Baylor's best win (TCU) at the same time. On the other hand, If TCU beats Texas, then Baylor losing to K State I think is bad for us.  That will strengthen TCU's best win (K State) and leave them as the overall B12 champs. One of the big things in everyone's mind is if Baylor/TCU both end up 11-1, TCU will fall back because of the head to head tiebreaker, and we're already ahead of Baylor anyway. Part of me wants there to be that conflict between the two Big 12 champs which makes it easier for OSU to go ahead of both of them in the end.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

OK, so the gist of it is, it doesn't seem like tickets will be offered openly (or a lottery) to just the general alumni population. Didn't know for sure how it worked, or if anybody got tickets that route last year. 

Comment 25 Nov 2014

Yeah, part of me wants that too, but Georgia has more upside in beating the SEC West champ, so that may be better for us in the long run.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

Dc28, you are not alone. I also purchased a pair before the Minnesota game and am in the same boat. I opted for e-tickets, but cannot yet print them or transfer them to someone else. Also got that same email about delayed delivery yady yada yada. I don't know what the deal is. I guess I figured they were just waiting to release them until this weekend when the opponent is determined, but obviously the people who bought theirs in the summer have already received them. Seems strange.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

It's pretty obvious here that 99% of the 11W community has not participated in Div I collegiate athletics. This has happens in all the sports at all the schools across the country. Smaller sports at smaller schools doesn't make the news, but kids make this decision all the time for a variety of reasons. Usually they are down on their confidence and not getting playing time, and knowing they have no future career in the sport decide it is not worth the brutal sacrifices they have to make just to be "on the team" for one more year.

I know that is incomprehensible to a lot of people on here who are "true buckeyes" and would give their soul to play football at tOSU, but again, you don't know what it's really like for these kids. It is an incredible amount of work that some 22 year olds think is no longer worth the price of admission.

I'm not saying I have any idea if they were pushed out the door or not, but to assume it is the only explanation is completely wrong.

Comment 23 Nov 2014

I'm not going to link it, but the ACC put out a statement tonight that not only will Winston not receive any punishment, they also agreed that the officials were correct in not issuing even a 15-yd penalty. SMH

Comment 23 Nov 2014

Is the beer part really true?  I sat in 410 last year and wandered around a good bit and saw no such thing, and did ask the ushers and concession people about beer sales. If there is a lounge I thought you only get access in the not-for-public-sale club level II sections which are 3/411-3/415, and whatever it is on the other side. Basically the nicer padded seats in between the 20yd lines that are physically separated from the other sections.

Comment 23 Nov 2014

That said, I cannot believe VT managed to lose to them. I do think them knocking Duke off last week helped take the edge off that loss, but then turning around and losing to Wake Forest is just mind boggling. 

Comment 22 Nov 2014

Agreed. The committee cited the "game control" stat last week, and Baylor's game control I'm sure was way beyond ours. So it would not surprise me in the least if Baylor jumps us, but I'm hoping not.

Fact of the matter is the costly turnovers the past 2 weeks have prevented us from much more impressive wins. I do think we'd find ourselves in the #5 spot come Tuesday if we had played more dominant games.

About the only positive of this day was Minnesota, Wisconsin, and MSU all winning. Unfortunately no else lost, so there's not much upward movement possibilities for Wisconsin in the rankings.

Comment 22 Nov 2014

Ok State lost it's QB earlier in the season and have went completely down the tubes since that time, so you can't compare them to the team that played FSU close. And a half dozen mediocre to bad teams have played FSU close, so nothing is special about that.  OK State has lost 5 straight now, and barely beat the Big 12 bottom feeders in the couple wins they do have. Bottom line - they suck just as bad as someone like IU.

Comment 20 Nov 2014
Yeah, the flip side is if WVU wins I think they get back in the top 25 at the end of the year. Giving TCU an additional road top 25 win. So either scenario is not great. K state losing though has the bonus of allowing Wisconsin to move up more and weakening the top of the big 12.
Comment 20 Nov 2014

I think based on blind resume, the Buckeyes (B) stand up very well against the others.

Outside of the obvious 2 loss resume, the standout next worst resume is by far Miss St (A).  Their schedule is not that strong, their other numbers are not strong. They to me have the weakest 1 loss resume when just looking at these particular numbers.

Comment 19 Nov 2014

Let me start by saying it is annoying that this is the 3rd forum topic today referring to the same article on ESPN.

But I perhaps am a little more annoyed at posts like this.  Who are you to decide what OSU-related topics other members want to discuss on this forum? Don't come on here and try to tell people how and what they are supposed to focus on for their enjoyment of the season.

It's a tired saying, but applicable here - if you don't like the playoff discussions then don't go in the threads and crap on the people who do like to discuss it!

Comment 19 Nov 2014

This is so much overlooked by the media and any of the haters. Like many of you, I've been following VT's game pretty closely and they had no business losing their games to Ga Tech and BC especially. The East Carolina game was also tied late and could have went either way. The only game they got hammered was against a decent Miami team. I know it is cliche, but they are legitimately a couple plays from being 8-2 and probably ranked in the top 15 right now. And that is with a ton of key injuries since they played us.

Comment 19 Nov 2014

I think we *should* get the slight nod as well, but I'm not 100% confident the committee won't do something stupid.

One thing helping us is Miss St played a poop non-conference schedule and their 3 big "top 10" wins earlier in the year will end the season looking like this:

LSU - 8-4 (assuming they beat T A&M)

T A&M - 7-5 (assuming they lose to LSU)

Auburn - 8-4 (assuming they lose to Bama. If they did beat Bama then Miss St. is in the SEC CCG, Bama is out, and we no longer care about this)

That will be a whopping 13 losses combined with their big 3 wins in a row earlier in the season. Winning @ Ole Miss (9-3) would be their signature win.

It all adds up to a resume not better than OSU's potentially outside of their "quality loss" to Bama.  So what counts more, a "quality loss" or a conference championship?  I don't think any knows, even the committee.