Michigan belongs on a pedestal. Without the Wolverines, Buckeye football as you know it is unrecognizable. Michigan is that important.
This is exactly why Hoke needs to go and they need to stop losing other games so often. Of course watching the fire burn is fun, but at a certain point it needs to be put out before it burns us.
Adding one more reason: they want to appease angry B1G fans for a week. Again, not saying Minny doesn't deserve the ranking, I just don't see it fitting in with the other patterns this committee has shown.
I know this may be controversial to say here, but I'm gonna put it out there: Minnesota being 25, while I agree with and like it, seems to be fishy. Why would the committee put a 2-loss B1G team in its top 25 when no other poll (AP/USA Today) has them in theirs? The selection committee seems to not be so high on the B1G in the first place, I'd think that'd be extra hurtful for a school who lost to Illinois of all teams. I can only think of 2 reasons why this happened:
1. Somehow the B1G got some leverage in there from ESPN or whoever so they could market a top 25 matchup this weekend.
2. They want to sell their ranking of TCU even further, although I believe regardless of Minny being ranked it is spot-on and completely justified.
Just my two cents.
I agree with the point you're making. But A&M is (undeservingly) ranked 24th this week. Because SEC.
Yep, definitely Mike Mitchell.
Campus Parc is the worst. They give a ridiculous amount of tickets to people who are legally parked.
Exactly, the BCS did exactly what it was intended to, pit 1 vs. 2 in a head to head championship. In general, the national consensus on the number 1 and number 2 teams was agreed upon (apart from the fanbases of the 3 and 4 teams). Only twice did this really run into problems, when undefeated Auburn was left out of the championship and when Bama and LSU played each other in the championship. Even then, it was pretty well agreed upon who the best two teams in the nation were before the game.
What the playoff voting system does to this is...pretty much nothing. We are still here arguing about bias and who should be ranked where, because we always will have different opinions. There will always be teams that complain that they didn't get the chance they deserved because of bias or whatever, whether it's 2 teams in one game, a 4 team playoff, an 8 team playoff or a 120 team playoff. You can argue that now it's more-so decided on the field, but the thought that this committee and it's ranking system is somehow better, smarter and more fair than the BCS rankings is simply naive.
There is no "I" in Buckeyes!
That's what I thought. Technically that guy was offsides even though his feet were behind the line, his head and torso were over, but idk if I'm calling that...but as long as he called it right away I'm fine with it. On the other hand, it doesn't necessarily disprove any bias since he COULD have predetermined to throw the flag knowing if *ichigan recovered they could just decline the penalty and keep the ball.
Anybody got a video of that offsides call? I wanna see when that flag came out, whether he threw it right away or waited til PSU recovered
What has FSU done to stop that from happening? From this season alone, Miss St. looks better. Maybe A&M isn't as good as its ranking but Auburn may have been. FSU barely beat Okie St and a now-unranked Clemson. Say what you will about SEC bias and I'll probably agree with most of it, but from what I've seen this year so far Miss St being #1 seems appropriate.
So did I hear the Bama/Arkansas commentators saying that this is proof of how deep the SEC West is because a winless-in-the-SEC Arkansas was playing one of the "top" teams so close? I think they're confusing Arkansas playing up to Bama and Bama playing down to Arkansas. That was a terrible game. But they'll say it was just two tough SEC teams beating up on each other, I'm sure.
Always get a little sad when I visit Buckeye Grove and see that Hopalong's tree is dead.
Remember after the VT game when some commenters were calling for Warriner's head? We're really gonna miss him when he accepts whatever HC job he gets next year.
Well, yes...but no.
I, too, noticed that Devin wasn't even on the field for at least 2/3 or 3/4 of the second half. I have absolutely no idea why that was when we have ball droppers (Corey Smith and Dontre-except for the one handed one) and nearly-pure blockers (Spencer) in the game. Starting Devin and Michael Thomas from here on out seems the best to me. Throw Dixon and Jeff Greene into the mix after them, too. No clue where they've been.
On Saturday, as I was yelling at people as they were leaving (with over 5 minutes left, don't even get me started on that) that Buckeyes stay for Carmen, another student told me he had to leave because his phone was dead. Complete BS. His friend
sitting standing next to him in crutches stayed.
As far as alternate jerseys go, they're pretty good with the exception of using too much black overall and no gray on the sleeves. However, they're being worn way too much imo. I thought the purpose for recruiting was to show how we are up-to date with the latest resources, technologies, trends or whatever you want to call it. But when every other FBS school has an alternate jersey and you wear yours 4 times in a year it gets boring. I say they should update the design every other year or every third year, and have them only be worn in one regular season night game at home with a marquee opponent that isn't *ichigan each year. On the road or during the day makes them less exciting, and we should keep The Game or any championship games as traditional as possible in terms of look and feel.
Overall, I think our regular road whites are the best uniform we currently have. Not only are they traditional, but they also contain gray on the sleeves, as opposed to our regular home/scarlet unis. (Don't get me started on the shoe's turf design)
I have seen Devin play regularly since his years at Massillon, as well and I have to agree that with all the surrounding athletes like Dontre or Jalin or Braxton he doesn't get the credit he deserves as an athlete. He's definitely shown improvement each year in terms of catching the ball consistently and he has great vertical speed. The one thing I think he needs to improve on this year is his ability to distance himself from defenders while juking or changing directions. As a track athlete, he's always had great speed when running in one direction (hence all the deep TD passes), but he's not the best on short routes, especially after he catches the ball. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how much of that is a teachable/learnable thing.
Saw that in the Okie St-FSU game Saturday night. Great play call and the receiver ended up wide open nobody within 15 yards cause they bit on the fake.
Of course, Smith did just get out of breaking a tackle while Dontre was going untouched so that's really unfair to Smith. But there's also no denying Dontre's freakish speed.
Watching Gareon play in high school at Massillon was amazing, he had a 2nd gear like no other high schooler I've ever seen in person. That might make me biased, but so be it.
As a current student, I've heard and suggested many ideas about improving fan experience and this one just went to the top of my list.