Buckeyes do not deserve #1 ranking based on actual performance in the field. Not even close.
TCU and Baylor haven't played anyone and their defenses are always suspect. But they play exciting and people get excited - overly. I do agree though they both are good teams and given there are no dominant teams this year, they should be top 5, for now.
Pac 12 - lot of good teams but no dominant teams this year.
ACC - Clemson is good and FSU similar but both can be beaten.
SEC - many good teams but no dominant teams I think. LSU or Bama will win it.
B1G - NW and Michigan and Michigan and MSU will tell us who is real and who is pretender. I think NW is pretender and Team up north is a good top 15 team that I think will be harder to beat than MSU for Bucks.
I don't care about rankings in Oct. I do think Bucks can be better (and should be) but some years, things just don't gel like they should on paper. After 5 games, it hasn't and I wonder if it will this year... not like you can turn the switch on and off against MSU, TTUN, B1G champ, and playoffs... I am not one of those "in UB we trust".. as some things, he has no control and not like we can change coaches in mid-season. I do hope we change QB to JT as I have always believed he is better fit for this team than CJ.
Let's revisit rankings and how we are playing in Nov and see if we are worthy of #1 and more importantly, whether we can repeat