Ohio State Stays at Third in AP Top 25, Fourth in Coaches Poll

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Thought we were 3rd in the AP poll last week?

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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PhillyNut's picture

Correct. Gap between the Buckeyes and first closed, got more first place votes this week in AP. Coaches poll is beyond useless.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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Beaver's picture

None of this matters. In two weeks we will be no worse than 2nd. If we win out we will be no worse than 2nd. 

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Buckloving's picture

You're not allowed to make sense when these guys start talking about the polls. They'll go nuts on you for not going nuts

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Extramedium's picture

None of this matters because the only poll with any relation to the playoffs comes out November 5th

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Buckloving's picture

90 percent of the people on here either can't grasp that or don't want to. I haven't figured out which yet

bobbyd

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DaiTheFlu's picture

The biggest change I see is that the top 3 teams are separated by fewer than 10 points.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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CowCat's picture

True. 8 points is nothing between 1 and 3. It's the last gasp of the SEC bias. They know OSU is as good or better than LSU or Bama, but they won't take that leap. At least the gap between OSU and Clemson is much larger. Clemson hasn't played anyone other than  TA&M and they narrowly won against an inferior opponent.

Another interesting thing is the gap between 4 and 5 is more than 100, which is about right. PSU is good, but they're not on the level of the top 4.

But at the end of the day, who cares? Just make the playoffs. We'll have to beat 2 great teams no matter what. There's no benefit to being #1, just the pressure of maintaining it.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

In all fairness, LSU has the most impressive wins in its resume to date.  I wouldn't say it's SEC bias that has them at #1.  If OSU continues to dominate the rest of its schedule, we may see that flip. But until the Buckeyes play PSU and That Team, there may not be enough evidence for some voters.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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TigerSweat's picture

Texas just isn't a very good team. They were massively overrated going into their game with LSU. Also, I would say Auburn is the SEC equivalent of Wisconsin. I'd honestly look for the Bucks to hang at least 50 on LSU while giving maybe 17-21.

Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0

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Yoda888's picture

Why is Auburn ranked higher than teams that have a better record? The 2 teams that were supposed to be good that they played, they got beat. So, whom have they a tally beat?

Yoda888

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

In all fairness, LSU has the most impressive wins in its resume to date

LOL, that's funny. For a minute there I thought you were actually serious.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Who has better wins? Seriously.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Us, this past Saturday.

Florida is overrated, Texas is absolute garbage and Auburn is at best offensively-challenged. Wisconsin could beat all 3 of those teams.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

That's only one win, though. Wisconsin is #8 in SP+ and UF is #13; they're only separated by 3 points.
Second best wins for each team are Indiana #23 in SP+ with 14.5 points, and Auburn with #10 with 21.2 points.
Third best wins are MSU (#29, 12.2 points) and Texas (#31, 11.0 points), which is a push.

Everything after that doesn't matter, because both teams would beat the remainder of the other's schedule easily.

  OSU LSU
Best win Wisconsin (#8, 23.4) UF (#13, 20.6)
2nd best Indiana (#23, 14.5) Auburn (#10, 21.2)
3rd best Michigan St (#29, 12.2) Texas (#31, 11.0)
Average #20, 16.7 points #18, 17.6

 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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BuckNut_1974's picture

Why are we behind Bama? They haven't played anybody. Their best win is over a 5-3 A&M team. A&M has lost to the only 3 teams on their schedule with a pulse (Bama, Clemson & Auburn. But I think Auburn is overrated like A&M always is). Their wins are over Texas State, Lamar, Arkansas, Old Miss & Mississippi State. The next best win is over a 4-4 Duke team. They play an absolute trash schedule. Just more of that SEC bias. We should be behind LSU. They at least have some good wins over Florida & Auburn, but the Texas win doesn't look so good anymore.

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TRich19045's picture

It was done so that the LSU-Alabama game would be #1 vs. #2

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Yoda888's picture

totally agreed.  lends credence to all the folks who scream SEC-bias.  Get a hi pre-season ranking for most of the SEC teams, plays each other and no matter who wins or lose, they trade spots...rinse, repeat.  When the committee gets together, it's already seared in their minds that these teams have been ranked all season.   B.S.

GO BUCKS.

Yoda888

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Extramedium's picture

LSU and Bama are both good teams, but I don't think anyone will be getting extra credit for wins over teams like Texas when the CFP poll is released.   That's the entire point of it not coming out until next week.. it's not affected by preseason nonsense and their AP ranking has nothing to do with it.

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rkylet83's picture

So...Michigan is better than Wisconsin?  The “field test” said otherwise.  

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hnyg8modonwelfare's picture

And Notre Dame is ranked higher than Wisconsin too. Lol

Thank you Urban Meyer and Gene Smith

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Butch_Driveshaft's picture

Pump your brakes, you’re forgetting that quality SEC loss Notre Dame had against Georgia 

He owes me 260 bucks vacation pay, and he won't fuckin' pay that, so I figured a handful of chips wasn't too much to ask.

 

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TigerSweat's picture

ND has one of the worst passing attacks I've seen out of a top 25 team in a long time. I think Chugunov is better than book. I almost felt bad for him.

Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0

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Bucks19's picture

One game even Head to head doesn’t tell the whole narrative.  Right now Michigan is playing better than them

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TigerSweat's picture

I know what you mean but that Michigan/wiscy game was brutal. Even more brutal than the Michigan/ND game. Wisconsin ass blasted them and army damn near beat them too. I give them credit for stomping an overrated ND team but let's keep it real - Michigan is ass, my dude.

Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0

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rkylet83's picture

It does tell the narrative.  They destroyed Michigan...badly.  35-14 and it wasn’t even that close.  Michigan has looked good in a loss and against an overrated ND team that has beaten no one.  I’m not saying the gap should be huge but they’re both two loss teams that have played head to head.  Kind of a no brainer in my opinion.  

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Extramedium's picture

This isn't the playoff committee, no one cares about the field test or eye test or anything.  It's a bunch of emotional sports writers who overreact to everything that happens week to week and believe there is such a thing as "defending champions" in college football.

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penguinpower's picture

If you beat a top 15 team in the B1G you don't get a y respect. If you lose to a top 10 team in the B1G you tumble down in the polls. However in the SEC you move up when you win and drop a spot when you lose. And you get to play FCS teams and have a cupcake schedule and still get respect with even if you don't blow out the lesser team. Complete BS if you ask me

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Exactly. And the B1G team you beat soundly plummets in the rankings (Wisconsin) while a team like Auburn falls...2 whole spots, thus preserving LSU's gritty win over "top 10 Auburn". What a clown show.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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stpetebuck's picture

This. Please send this message in a suppository to shove up every voter in the coaches poll. 

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Roman Brutus's picture

Yes, OSU moved to 3 in AP poll last week.

Only 8 points separate the top 3 teams in AP poll.

I think the Coaches poll should be banished. Give me a break. Coaches don't watch any games except for the teams they play. I think half the coaches give the ballot to their kids to fill out.

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Extramedium's picture

We could banish all the polls if we just stop talking about them, because they make as much difference as the rankings my buddies come up with in the office.

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deacbfh3's picture

In my opinion, a lot of BS would be eliminated if only a Top 10 were ranked.  Too much mediocrity from 11-25.  As we've often seen, a team can have 3-4 "good losses" and zero good wins yet still manage to be "ranked".

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Dillon G's picture

Auburn, Florida, and Georgia are all too high. Georgia and ND are about equal.

#walkaway

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OH-IO's picture

SEC! SEC!

Lest you forget, it just means more hype for a Top 10 Cocktail party on CBSec next weekend. 

OH-IO living BACK IN COLUMBUS after 32 years in the ATL. 

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tracyre's picture

Clemson above OSU?  I’ll have what he’s smoking....

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

It doesn't seem likely that the Buckeyes will see any movement after next week's bye. 

But, do you know what happens after next week's bye? The only poll that matters will drop, and the three best teams in the country - Ohio State, Alabama, and LSU, in whatever order you like - are all sitting it out next week. So, we already know everything that the committee will have to evaluate those three teams on. Now, it's a matter of how they evaluate their opponents to see who they value, and who they don't. 

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Doc's picture

You are right 3M, during last nights game both Herbie and Fowler are singing our praises. Heck, Kirk has us #1 in his poll. 

“Ain’t life grand when you finally hit it!”  DLR

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deacbfh3's picture

Technically, Clemson will be sitting it out too.  They play 1-AA Wofford, which would probably be a middle-of-the-pack ACC team this season.

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Buckabroad's picture

Hard to understand. What else do they want us to do? 

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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unknownmusketeer's picture

Realize that these polls are irrelevant? /s

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BrutusB's picture

We don’t have to do anything. This weeks poll (and even the CFP one next week) are basically moot. Winner of LSU/Bama will be 1, and 2 will be OSU. 

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SilverHaven's picture

No worries, Buck a Broad (have to be careful with a typo here)

1. It's all relative.
OSU did well beating a #13 Wisconsin team in the rain, that Illinois exposed earlier.  Hooray! But #2 LSU beat a #9 Auburn team that beat an Oregon team that hasn't lost since. 
And #1 Alabama keeps shellacking these little teams without Tagovailoa.
So how is OSU going to move past them when they win?? 

2. Think chess, not checkers.
Look at the dynamics, not the static situation today.
While OSU is idle for 3 weeks with an open date and then bottom dwellers Maryland and Rutgers, other teams will be losing.

Case in point: LSU meets Alabama in 2 weeks.  No matter who wins or loses, OSU will move up to at least #2.

3. AP doesn't matter, it's the CFP. 
After next week, the college football playoff committee will be issuing their first ratings.  OSU for sure will be in, and all the while they're sitting on the sidelines for 3 weeks, 

No worries.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Homey1970's picture

One poll has LSU number one but the other has Louisiana State number two.  #confused

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bigtenspeed's picture

Perfect. We need to stay 3 or 4. Don’t want to be higher. It’s better to have something to chase.

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Texbuckbear's picture

Yes.  Complacency is always a threat and setting at the very top just contributes to it.  The Buckeyes just need to be at #1 after the Championship game.

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Spivan's picture

That, and the fact that the top seed has yet to win the CFP.

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

Your chasing a B1G championship and a Natty.

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Bucks19's picture

Wrong!!! Wrong! Don’t want to be 3 or 4. Makes it tougher to get back in it with a loss 

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bigtenspeed's picture

In 1998, 2006, 2007, 2015 the Bucks were #1 during the regular season but didn’t win the championship. In 02 and 14 they had to battle all year to get there and win. 

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Sloopy1976's picture

Neutral site: 

OSU 45

LSU 21

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unknownmusketeer's picture

"Neutral site" (aka the Sugar Bowl)? Are we playing by those standards?

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BrutusB's picture

If we’re in the Sugar Bowl things took a disastrous turn. 
 

We’re shooting for either the Peach or Fiesta. 

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

New Orleans is the site of the CFP Championship Game.

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CowCat's picture

It doesn't matter if the championship game is in New Orleans. If we make it there, Buckeye Nation will be at least 50% of the people in the stands, if not the clear majority. We have the largest CFB fanbase in the country, by far.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Sloopy1976's picture

My point was that there are too many idiot voters who vote LSU #1 because they "deserve" it with wins over Texas (overrated), Florida (no offense) and Auburn (no offense). Who is better, OSU or LSU? In my mind (albeit biased) there is no way LSU is even in the same conversation as OSU. BTW, in terms of B1G equivalents, Texas is Indiana, Florida is Wisconsin, and Auburn is Iowa. OSU beat 2 of those three B1G teams into oblivion. 

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Bucks19's picture

Sloop- that just a homer commentary. LSU is ABSOLUTELY in the conversation 

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Sloopy1976's picture

Is Minnesota in the conversation? I assume your answer is no, so why not? IMO OSU would smash LSU in a similar fashion to what they did to Wisconsin, except we would score more points while LSU would score a little more than Sconnie.  As I said above, 45-21. 

What have you seen from LSU that makes you think they can hang with OSU? I'll change my tune if they can hang with Bama. Bama isn't as good as they normally are, especially defensively, but they will handle LSU. 

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BennyBuckeye's picture

Is Minnesota in the conversation?

No. At least not yet. For me, It depends on how they do against PSU this week. We'll see. If they deliver a beat down, then I think they deserve to be in the conversation. If they lose a close one but still make it to the B1G champ game with one loss, they should be in the conversation for a 4th seed if they win that game (and just like the rest of all of college football, I don't see a way they'd beat us).

Bama isn't as good as they normally are, especially defensively, but they will handle LSU

I agree with at least the first part of that comment. For the second half, I just don't know. LSU has more wins over quality opponents than Bama so far. Not that I think Texas, Florida, and Auburn are all that great, but the ONLY ranked opponent Bama has played is A&M and let's face it...they're ranked because of SEC and Jimbo...their most impressive win is 49-30 over Mississippi State.

While we can be reasonably sure Team A would beat team B...well, Illinois would like a word. So would the 2014 Buckeyes who didn't stand a chance against the mighty SEC. And the Buckeyes that beat Miami in 2002 who many said didn't even deserve to be on the same field as the Hurricanes.

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Bucks19's picture

What’s on Minnesota’s resume? Get back to me in 3 weeks. 

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seyekcuB's picture

Game will never happen. LSU=PAPER TIGER

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Sunny Buck's picture

Bama will crush the LSU dream. Saban almost always wins these games.

I'm not trying to win a popularity contest. I'm trying to win football games-- Woody Hayes

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stpetebuck's picture

LSU has a bullshit defense. But,,, Imho Saban is yesterday’s news.  He is the most obsolete coach in the top 5. Is he good ?  Yes. Is he ahead of the 2019 curve? No. 

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Bucks19's picture

Saban yesterday’s news and obsolete? That is one of the dumbest posts I’ve seen in months. 

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stpetebuck's picture

Oops. I need to clarify. Saban is In the top 5 yo. compared to Dabo who embarrassed him last year and surging offenses like LSU and Ryan Day’s osu , he runs a very high end and highly recruited group of players but in a 2011 style offense. So obsolete overall, no, but compared to newer up and comers he’s pretty boring. That’s what I mean. So when I say last years news, I really mean i believe his offensive (coordinators)style is trending downward. But maybe I should have added Saban is an iconic master of college football. Jesus, of course. But I  believe his best coaching efforts are behind him. I also think that our beloved UFM peaked with spread and h back style a few years ago too. Having a strategic edge is a fleeting thing for all coaches. So I’m comparing different levels of greatness when comparing top 5 teams. There. 

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Bucks19's picture

One game defines Saban? Got it. You don’t follow CFB very closely 

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stpetebuck's picture

No not one game. Are you Mrs Saban? 

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stpetebuck's picture

His 2014 offense was boring and methodical as well in the CFP. But yes his program/recruiting is still a power house. I don’t think he sucks. But he just really hasn’t had to out-coach anyone recently. 

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

No one on LSU's defense scares me.

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tajikey's picture

Delpit is the best safety in CFB, but other than him, you're right.

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OH-IO's picture

I'd call that a 3-way tie at the top

#marginforerror

OH-IO living BACK IN COLUMBUS after 32 years in the ATL. 

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

If Ohio St. isn't #1 when the CFP rankings come out on Nov. 5th the committee needs their head examined for stupidity. There isn't any team out there right now who that scares me, I've watched every team that has a pulse. There hasn't been a team look anymore impressive as Ohio St. on all 3 phases. I want Clemson more than anyone, I want to pound their ass, and take that pigskin and shove it up Dabo Sweeney's cocky ass.

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PhillyNut's picture

LSU does deserve to be in that conversation based on what has occurred on the field so far. No other team has the resumes that the Buckeyes and LSU have.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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BbBnD's picture

Phrasing! But I’d like to see OSU play Clemson too. 

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stpetebuck's picture

What trolls downvoted this?

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OH-IO's picture

Will be interesting where THE committee ranks the boat rowers. Undefeated in a Power 5 at #13? Please. 

OH-IO living BACK IN COLUMBUS after 32 years in the ATL. 

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Bucks19's picture

Their resume is average right now. Time will tell. 

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GINNandjuice's picture

Auburn at 12, just stop it

All Glory is Fleeting

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johnblairgobucks's picture

Auburn will be playing Georgia and Alabama soon, they'll be in the top 20, till the end of the regular season

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ballotboxco's picture

Top 20 sitting at 7-5.  That's the way it goes if you're in the SEC, a huge eye roll with that statement.

Number one, win the rivalry game. And number two, win every game after that.

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Dethsyth47's picture

Yeah they HAVE to keep the SEC teams ranked so the wins for Bama/LSU mean more come selection time. Remember who runs the playoff. 

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johnblairgobucks's picture

5 of the top 11 teams are from the SEC? GTFOH

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CincyOSU's picture

Had Wisky not shit the bed against Illinois we’d have 5 in the Top 14. Regardless, can you really say you’d have it THAT much different? I don’t agree that they have 5 of the best 11 teams in the country(esp looking at you FL)but you know how pills work...meaning they rarely make sense. I mean, just look at UM...they are now ranked ahead of a team that beat the crap out of them a few weeks ago. 

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Bigmarty's picture

This adds fuel to OSU's fervor.  It's OK...really things to prove v. scUM and PSU!!!!

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QBYBuckeye's picture

How is TTUN ahead of Wisconsin in the polls after the beat down Wisconsin gave them head-to-head?

New York Buckeye

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

Probably because Wisconsin has a worse loss.

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PhillyNut's picture

Three things matter in all of the polls/voting - recent pedigree, SEC affiliation,and no bad losses. Minnesota loses out on the pedigree point. Wisky, just like us in the past two years, has the bad loss. Georgia gets the benefit against their bad loss because they get the other two factors.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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stpetebuck's picture

I get your point. But losing on a last second field goal isn’t what happened to us v Purdue or iwoa 

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Anglefan's picture

Using this logic, you wouldn’t even be able to rank 25 teams. There’s no way to do it where someone hasn’t beaten someone ahead of them when you get late in the season 

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deacbfh3's picture

I've thought for a while that only 10 teams should be ranked, because there is often a lot of mediocrity from 11-25.  Anyone who watches football should have a decent idea of their Top 10.  Too much hair-splitting after that.  You end up ranking teams with "good losses" as a tiebreaker, not based on who they've beaten, because they often do not beat any of the good teams on their schedules.

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MercyTex's picture

Because of their dominant overtime win over Army. /s

Our people are everywhere, Esto Dignus.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Hilarious

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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IslandBumBuckeye's picture

LSU still getting way too much love for beating Texas, who just lost their 3rd game to a mediocre TCU crew and needed a last-second field goal to beat Kansas (Kansas, ferchrissakes).

LSU is definitely in the Top-4 conversation, but #1 is a little hard to swallow. 

"It's always scotch-thirty on my island."

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

I would agree with your statement, quite frankly I would have LSU behind us in 2nd place.

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stpetebuck's picture

Agreed. Their defense is average. 

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gobucks5413's picture

Cool with me. I know everyone wants to bitch about polls, but you could rank the top 4 in any order and I'd have a tough time arguing. Clemson is playing better and I still believe you get some credit for being the defending champs. Even though they're playing a MAC schedule

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

I guarantee Clemson won't be in the top 3 when that first poll comes out Nov. 5th. Last year was last year, what they did last year should have no barring on this year.

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BucksHave7's picture

None of it matters.  We’re diverse on our o attack and deep on defense. We’re running the table.  

BucksHave7

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GareBear's picture

LOL at both Georgia and Florida rankings... just lol 

Michigan sucks

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

And when they play out their 17-13 battle of ineptitude next weekend, Gary Danielson will just gush about how great both teams are, and the loser will drop a max of 2-3 spots to about #9-10. 

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

Florida is a lesson in how important preseason ranking bias is. 

There's nothing that Florida's done this season that suggests to me they're a top 10 team, let alone a playoff bubble team, yet because they began the season ranked inside the top 10 they're #6 now. I think, realistically, they belong in the 12-14 range. 

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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GareBear's picture

Florida was strategically placed in the top 10 so that Georgia could beat them soundly for a "statement win" and get back into the "conversation." 

Just wait, you'll see this time next weekend. I'll relink to this post after it happens. 

Michigan sucks

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JM's picture

Honestly, this is ideal (to me). I could be wrong, but I don't think any team that was ranked #1 in the CFB Playoff poll the first week (this year will be Nov. 5th) has ever won the title. 

LSU and Bama will play on 11/9. And we know that the loser of that game is not done in the CFB Playoff picture, unless they get absolutely destroyed. If that's a close game, both the winner and the loser will be in the playoff, assuming they win out. Regardless if the loser doesn't even make the SEC title game.

If OSU keeps winning as convincingly as they have so far, I think the final CFB ranking in December will have them #1 or #2. And I know ideally you want to be #1 because you can select the venue (Atlanta or Phoenix) for your first game. But I honestly think this team is good enough to go into the belly of the south and win 2 football games (Atlanta and New Orleans).

Crazy talk? Maybe.

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Bucks19's picture

LSU Bama loser is not out of it. They still have 3 games after that. A LOT can happen. They lose a close game, the Loser of Ohio State Penn St drops below LSU. Assume Clemson wins out, they and winner of our Penn St game is in the drivers seat. Oregon wins out, they may me in. It leaves 2-3 teams in the hunt for 4th spot and LSU would be in that conversation. 

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TRich19045's picture

Imagine the SEChaos that will erupt if Georgia wins out the rest of the way and then beats either undefeated Alabama or LSU in the SEC Championship game.  All three of Georgia, Alabama and LSU will be sitting there with 1 loss, so there will surely be calls for all 3 to be in the playoffs with Georgia's loss being essentially erased by winning the SEC, Alabama's loss being to either LSU or Georgia, and LSU's loss being to either Alabama or Georgia.  The only way I don't see this happening is if Alabama-LSU is a blowout loss for one of the two teams and/or Georgia destroys Alabama or LSU in the SEC Championship.  If Alabama-LSU is a blowout but the SEC Championship is a close Georgia win, there will be definite calls for 2 SEC teams once again.

I doubt Ohio State and Clemson get left out if they both finish undefeated, but if one or both loses a game before the end of the season (even if they win their conference championship), I have no doubt there will be many, many, many calls for 3 SEC playoff teams.  This is one reason why Oklahoma's loss will have far-reaching ramifications.  If they, Ohio State and Clemson all finished undefeated, it would have been much more difficult to justify 2 or 3 SEC teams possibly making the playoffs.  

But, we will just have to sit back and see how things work out.  All I care about right now is for Ohio State to finish undefeated.  I/We can bitch about the number of SEC teams in the playoffs when that time comes.  

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TRich19045's picture

Like Georgia above, the scenario would be the same with Florida if they beat Georgia, win out and win the SEC.  

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deacbfh3's picture

IIRC, the 1-seed in the playoff has never won it.

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Win out and we are in. Let's enjoy the ride.

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BucksHave7's picture

It’s happening!!!

BucksHave7

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Nikkibucksfan's picture

Coaches poll is useless indeed.! It should play out in the end, hopefully.  #GoBucks

Nikki emmerson

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Braxton'sSpinMove's picture

Two words: 

1-Bull

2-Shit

The mark of excellence, the test of greatness, is consistency

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GareBear's picture

Half the battle of getting into the CFP is preseason rankings. 

The other half? Appears to be existing in the SEC.

Michigan sucks

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JoeCleveland's picture

Andrea Adelson: 1. LSU; 2. Clemson; 3. Alabama; 4. Ohio State
Edward Aschoff: 1. Ohio State; 2. LSU; 3. Alabama; 4. Clemson
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Ohio State; 2. Alabama; 3. Clemson; 4. LSU
Bill Connelly: 1. Ohio State; 2. LSU; 3. Alabama; 4. Penn State
Heather Dinich: 1. LSU; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. Clemson
David Hale: 1. LSU; 2. Ohio State; 3. Clemson; 4. Alabama
Sam Khan Jr.: 1. LSU; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. Clemson
Chris Low: 1. Ohio State; 2. LSU; 3. Alabama; 4. Clemson
Ivan Maisel: 1. Ohio State; 2. LSU; 3. Alabama; 4. Clemson
***Ryan McGee: 1. LSU; 2. Alabama; 3. Clemson; 4. Penn State
Adam Rittenberg: 1. LSU; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. Clemson
Alex Scarborough: 1. LSU; 2. Clemson; 3. Ohio State; 4. Alabama
Mark Schlabach: 1. Ohio State; 2. LSU; 3. Clemson; 4. Alabama
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Alabama; 2. Ohio State; 3. LSU; 4. Clemson

Somebody tell Ryan McGee to take his hater glasses off.

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

Yeah, I saw that, and I just can't even process how there is anyone who could not have OSU in the top 2, let alone top 4.  These rankings are not supposed to be a projection, they are supposed to be a "if the playoffs started today" ranking.

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

Probably because he lives under a rock.

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Braxton'sSpinMove's picture

Saw that earlier and immediately started laughing! This guy is a complete tool!

The mark of excellence, the test of greatness, is consistency

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johnblairgobucks's picture

Andrea Aldesin is a Florida Graduste, that works for ESPN
Tom VanHaaren- Michigan Man and works for ESPN
Ryan McGee- ESPN employee who frequents the Paul Finebaum show to swing on the SEC's nuts.

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RBloodworth's picture

McGee is Tony Barnhart 2.0:  if it isn’t from the South, he doesn’t care for it.  I’m kind of surprised that he doesn’t have Florida or Georgia in the 4th spot, but SEC fans seem to have a level of respect for Penn State.  They certainly don’t hate them the same way they do us or Michigan.

Adelson is one of the biggest Urban Meyer haters not named Bianchi or McMurphy, so I’m not that surprised that she has us lower than others.

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NorthBerg's picture

but SEC fans seem to  have a level of respect for Penn State.

Well Jim Franklin was head coach at Vandy, so SEC! SEC!

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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SilverHaven's picture

Mahalo, JoeCleve, for providing  Good to see all the ESPN sports writers have OSU 1st or 2nd...

well all except 2.

Andrea has an excuse; she from Florida and provides "Gator Ade."

I don't know what's with McGee; "get your butt over here Ryan."

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Dethsyth47's picture

Ryan McGee is another reason why I'm just convinced that ESPN just keeps Herbie and Galloway on staff to fool some people into thinking they actually don't have an Anti-OSU/ Pro SEC Bias. Talk about intellectually dishonest. This tool must be getting pointers from Mark May. 

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GareBear's picture

Dunno but I heard Mark May wears women's underwear 

Michigan sucks

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MRow15's picture

Auburn is way too high in the AP poll as a 2 loss team. I understand they've played tough opponents but why have undefeated teams below them? Other than that, I hope Minnesota gets gameday/Big Noon Kickoff against PSU. Is the B1G West bid to the championship in their future?

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

I don't know, out of all of the overrated SEC teams (and ND), Auburn I think is pretty reasonable.  Two top 10 road losses, and a better win (Oregon) then just about anybody.  

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Bucks19's picture

Game Day isn’t having Penn St on 3 times. They will be in Columbus if both are undefeated 

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MRow15's picture

I agree. Minn/PSU is the same day as Alabama/LSU, after all.

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NOBLUE's picture

LSU pretty much has a Big 12 defense....which they'll find out if they play OSU ...

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

It seems there is nothing Ohio State can do to move up in the coaches poll. Stomp the number 1 defense in the nation, nope, doesn't matter.

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Woodylegend's picture

It dont matter. Let it be. Win and in.

"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Whoever heard of a mellow winner."

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MercyTex's picture

It's ok.  Leave them fat, dumb and happy... until they play us.

Our people are everywhere, Esto Dignus.

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MtWashBuckeye's picture

Definitely yes to the above. As long as Ohio State makes the playoff don't we want the other playoff teams to be over-rated?

MtWashBuckeye

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2morrow's picture

Exactly! I'm fine remaining #3 or #4. Keep the disrespect coming.

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Pahimar's picture

I am looking forward to a metaphorical repeat of the osu vs florida bcs title game only this time it will be the sec team who rolls in with the hot heisman winner thinking they're unbeatable when in reality their entire schedule was massively overrated and their opponent severely underrated.

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Dougsixxx's picture

Who do you think will pose a bigger threat? Michigan or penn state?  Do any of you see a trip up ?

Doug tipton

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BucksHave7's picture

We will be favored by about 15 for each and we will beat each by 30.  

BucksHave7

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Bucks19's picture

Favored by 15 for both? I’ll take both and the 15 for $100 each. We on?

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BucksHave7's picture

That's 15 for each and win by 30 vs each. 

This Buckeye team winning by 41 pts per game is starting to be compared to Tom Osborne's mid 90s teams.

BucksHave7

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Bucks19's picture

We on for $100 each? I’ll take the 15 and 15. 

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BucksHave7's picture

Easier for me to bet both in AC.  I know they'll pay up. 

BucksHave7

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Bucks19's picture

So you are pussing out again as usual. You talk shit but won’t back it up. #rutgersfreetickets 

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Pahimar's picture

I don't think we'll lose either but penn state is the one game remaining on the schedule we absolutely can't afford to lose. Every other game leaves a 1 loss path to the cfp at least theoretically open but if we lose to own state we'll be on the outside looking in.

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Last two games of the regular season will be intense.  Keeping some nitro glycerine pills handy.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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Gmac44135's picture

Oklahoma is a lot better than Georgia. I actually think there are a number of teams better than Georgia, including 2 loss Wisconsin, Auburn and Michigan. Currently, I feel they are the most overrated team. The top 4 teams pretty easy to pick up to this point. Finally, the coaches poll is laughably bad. Having Texas in there alone is pretty absurd.

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AnaheimBuck's picture

Somebody please post how the voters in the Coaches' Poll voted.  For OSU to remain 4th is quite insane.  Anybody voting OSU less than 3rd (and Clemson 1st) in the in Coaches' Poll must be blind (mentally & physically).

AnaheimBuck

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Agreed, and why Joey Galloway ranks the teams in the order is kind of perplexing to me.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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Bucks19's picture

Coaches votes are only public in the last poll. 

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BucksHave7's picture

No one understands what kind of records this Buckeye team is setting.  Winning by 41 Pts per game is unprecedented. 

BucksHave7

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Bucks19's picture

Oh really? We don’t look at the final scores and box scores and rankings?

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3rdtimesacharm's picture

A 42 and 31 point victory over teams ranked in the top 20 and voters are still putting clemson over osu. Sos only matters when it supports the narrative of someone with an agenda.

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

Oh I’m gonna enjoy hearing the lamentation of the haters when Ohio State is ranked number one in the first college football playoff committee poll. LSU and Alabama haven’t played anybody. Florida and Auburn are overrated every single year. Arkansas is hot garbage. 

Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.

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2morrow's picture

I hope they rate us 3rd or 4th. Disrespect. Bucks have something to prove.

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Bucks19's picture

Nooooooooooo. We want to be 1. Being 3 or 4 and a loss makes it much tougher to get back in it. 

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VB_Bucks_Fan's picture

Check out:https://www.masseyratings.com/ranks?s=cf 

Composite ranking from the 70+ polls that exist. Bucks are #1 in all but 15 of them. #1 overall and it’s not even close! 

Drew

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

Exactly. Literally the only explanation for LSU and Alabama being ranked ahead of us is because of reasons. It’s all BS. ESECSPN driven BS. How’s that “big” win Georgia had over ND looking now? Clemson over TAMU? Alabama over EXACTLY WHO?? They haven’t played ANYONE. TAMU?? Literally nobody. And LSU? 3 loss TX? Auburn or Florida? When did those guys “get back?” It’s all good, but if things were legit, it’d be us and PSU at 1 and 2 because the B1G is the best conference in the country. I mean, look at what scUM did to ND last night. Whoa.

Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.

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Bucks19's picture

Different week, same story.

Bitch moan bitch moan bitch moan. 

All we have to do is win. BOTTOM LINE. 

sheeeesh people. 
 

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Ca114fire's picture

OSU vs LSU has the made for tv storyline. But I want vengeance against Clemson. Sure, I want it against LSU too, but I hate no one more than Clemson and sweet baby jesus Dabo Douchebag Sweeny....other than TTUN

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BuckeyeFanInBoulder's picture

Clemson getting more #1 votes from Coaches than OSU is completely insane. **This season** they haven't shown me that they could beat any of the next 7 teams behind them.

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5thDown's picture

Wisky beats teams 10 thru 16. They would shutout ND.

No...Michican’t

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Wisky beats teams 10 thru 16. They would shutout ND

Absolutely. They'd also shutout SMU, Baylor, Utah and maybe even Oregon

Shandy is not beer

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BucMan's picture

Go ahead....keep prodding The Predator....you’ll soon pay for your stupidity!!

Year for what?

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BuckeyeBattleCry11's picture

l fun in games until he starts ripping QB spines out and polishing skulls.

Bbc11

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Destinjohnny's picture

Working in Bham all week. The bama boys and girls are all saying their defense is average at best and they don’t have it this year. 

They are also saying that LSU and OSU are the two best teams. 

So when u have die hard tide fans saying it.... 

JOC

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