Will/Should OSU Be #1 in the CFP Rankings Tonight?

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soldierdad's picture

I’d say Clemson is #1.  They’re reigning champs and they have not lost.  Yeah, I know, graduation yada yada, but it makes as much sense as picking another beauty contest contestant at this point.

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Spartan13's picture

Worst take of the decade my boy

The arguably more interesting ranking of the night is if PSU or Clemson will be #4. LSU gets the respect in the media but PSU has beaten Michigan and @Iowa along with 6-3 Pitt. Nearly identical resume as LSU. 

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soldierdad's picture

It’s not a take I enjoy.  For the initial rollout though they’ve earned that respect.  It’s a team I’d love to try to settle a score with in the playoffs, but honestly I’d be more nervous about that outcome than any team I can think of.  Would you feel more comfortable playing Clemson or PSU?

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Spartan13's picture

I think Clemson will be better by the time we would have to play them.  But PSU has a much better resume and should be higher ranked tonight. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Hi Joey!  

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Bucks2K18's picture

Last year's results should not determine this year's rankings. Clemson has not played like the #1 team this year.

That's a Buckeye touchdown!

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soldierdad's picture

C’mon.  Teams that get ranked high at the years outset are teams that are talented and have returning starters.  To make believe experience isn’t a factor, along with knowing what it takes to win a title is disingenuous.

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ohiopanda's picture

2015 OSU started off at 3 I believe, despite being reigning champs. This year's Clemson is in a similar situation, with a slightly worse schedule so far I would guess

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soldierdad's picture

Different QB situations, as Jones had certainly flashed, but It was still JT’s team.  You could argue Clemson should get dynasty consideration since the inception of the playoffs.

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Brandon26841's picture

Ohio State was #1 week one against Virginia Tech in 2015. 

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Brandon26841's picture

Whoops. Totally went over my head there. I stand corrected. 

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OSUBucks1024's picture

All good, I had to read it twice to make sure I knew what I was talking about lol

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

We were No. 1 in the AP poll but not CFP that year. Almost losing to IU, NIU and mediocre play all the way up to the Sparty loss hurt the rankings.

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Extramedium's picture

There is no reigning champ, there is no defending champ.  This is not boxing, this is not wrestling.  Clemson is the 2018 champ.  This is 2019.  We are ranking teams based on 2019 only.

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

That's the dumbest arguement ever
New season, new teams..this ain't the NFL

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bd2999's picture

How does that have anything to do with play through this point in the year? It is not like boxing. You do not have to beat the champ to become the champ. They could lose and not make the playoff at all. 

If resume matters they should not be one. 

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Buckeye Grove's picture

This is a bad take, but it doesn't violate the code of 11W, don't think you deserve downvotes for your poor logic. 

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Did not DV him, but those DVs are not entirely w/o precedent:

From the commenting policy:

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Glad you asked. If you have a great comment, expect to earn helmet stickers. If you say something dumb, expect to lose stickers.

His comment was unequivocally dumb.

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IH8UOFM's picture

I absolutely think we should be #1. At the same time, I can't even be mad if LSU is at the top. I'll be thoroughly irritated if we aren't Top-2.

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NHBuckeye's picture

I think we should be #1 but will probably be in the 3 slot.  That is fine.  LSU has a better resume thus far.  

I’ve got:

LSU

OSU

Bama

Clemson

——-

PSU

UGA

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

LSU is at 1 because their good wins are perceived as being gooder than our good wins.

OSU should be 2 because of the dominance on both sides of the ball.

Alabama 3 because SEC SEC SEC and Nick Saban and undefeated

Clemson 4 because they've looked like poo but they're still your undefeated reigning champs.

Georgia at 5 because SEC SEC SEC

Penn State at 6

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

1. Lsu 2. Ohio State 3. Penn State 4. Alabama

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Oh I would absolutely love to see this!   Dabo’s head would explode.  

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Sloopy1976's picture

1. OSU starters

2. OSU second string

3. OSU third string

4. OSU cheerleaders 

I like to be unbiased, so I think this is a fair assessment. I do not see through scarlet & gray colored glasses. 

LOL

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FunZone's picture

Can't believe you have the cheerleaders in over the band. This is why we need an expanded playoff

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Sloopy1976's picture

Damn. I should actually have our starters as #1 with TBDBITL at #1A. 

LOL

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

OSU 

LSU

PSU

Bama

Clemson

UGA

Baylor

Utah

Oregon

Minnesota

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PRO8's picture

Pretty close but Minny gets no respect at this point and rightfully so

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keith7456's picture

Should be: probably
Will be: not a chance

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keith7456's picture

Color me shocked. I didn't think there was anyway they wouldn't set up a #1 vs #2 between LSU and Bama. 

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Dasniksder's picture

If Wisconsin doesn’t choke down the stretch against Illinois, then there’s no argument but since they did LSU will be #1. OSU #2. 

If the committee values record over quality wins, it might be better to be at #2 because if OSU wins out they will most likely get Clemson in the semifinal. I think we match up well with them. Of course there’s a lot of football left to be played and who knows what chaos may occur.

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Spartan13's picture

That is seriously such a huge loss. They wont be able to go to a NY6 bowl because of it and it robs us of having an incredible top 10 win. I fully expect them to still win out. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I still see Wisconsin winning the Big West and playing for the CC in Indy. 
Minnesota loses to PSU, and Bucky beats the Gophers.  Wisconsin wins the tie breaker.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Forgot LSU played Ga Southen and dominated that bad. Those phucks just cost me some good $$ on a parlay by beating previously undefeated App St. Also only lost to Minnesota 35-32.

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Davebuck187's picture

In 2003 OSU started the season #2
In 2015 OSU started the Season #1

Just clearing some stuff up.

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Extramedium's picture

In polls that are not the poll in question here.  

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BornAndBredABuckeye's picture

LSU and OSU could probably battle any way you look at it. These two are #1A and #1B. I'd say Bama is #3 just because it's Bama. Clemson is #4. Bama hasn't played anyone, but Clemson has played worse. Those are the top 4.

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Extramedium's picture

The only reason we consider Texas, Florida and Auburn tough wins is because they were ranked way too high in the preseason.  The CFP committee doesn't consider that.  According to them at least.

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O H Y O's picture

Maybe not texas but Florida and Auburn are definitely good wins. Name more than 15 teams that are better than them. If UF and Aub had Indiana, Michigan State, Wisconsin, or Iowa's schedule they would be 7-1 and your perception of them would be much better. Look at the teams, their rosters, and the teams they played, not just their record.

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buckeyeinthechi's picture

Have you seen Auburn play? Their D is good, but offense is terrible. They should have lost to Ole Miss this past weekend.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Their D is good, but offense is terrible.

Define terrible.  Auburn is averaging 5.7 yards per play on offense and has played one of the toughest schedules (in terms of defenses faced) to date.  By comparison, Penn State is averaging only 5.8 yards per play.

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

Spot on once again. Auburn is a very good team, they don't have the QB play to beat the elite teams, but they have an outstanding defense and running game. Just because a team isn't Ohio State or LSU doesn't mean they are garbage. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

It's funny how everyone seems to grade teams outside of the Top 5 on the OSU/Bama/Clemson. 

In my estimation, Auburn, Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Georgia, Oklahoma and Notre Dame could all beat the others on any given Saturday. Just depends on execution, a recovered fumble here or there, etc.  They're all good teams, but not good enough to beat the best teams consistently. They may steal one here or there, but it's the exception, not the rule.

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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. "
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actionstanleyjackson's picture

LSU will be one 

Bama two

osu three

clemson 4

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

Ohio state will get their quality wins down the stretch...it all works out in the end if we keep our end of the bargain up.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Number two in the poll, but number one in our hearts. 

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

When is it on?  Nothing listed on the guide.  Is it at halftime or something of this ball state game?

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

In my opinion, tonight the 5 should be

1. LSU
2. Ohio State
3. Alabama
4. Clemson
5. Penn State

Hoping somehow the committee believes PSU is higher than that though and we're looking at 2 B1G vs. 2 SEC

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

What time does this shendig start anyway?

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

As soon as the Duke/Kansas game ends. There's 7 minutes left right now 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

So how does everyone feel about the Committee now?

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chris's picture

I think this committee has a real eye for talent and deserves a sizable raise. The fB1Gox network clearly had some spies in that room.

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216ToThe614's picture

I'm really surprised I'm saying this but there isn't much that I would disagree with them over. Perhaps it would have been nice to show IU some love and putting UC at 20 seemed a bit low, but I'm not really that upset about those two things. Next week we will be #2 behind the winner of LSU/Bama and if we continue rolling along we will end up at #1 again when the final rankings come out. That's a big "if" though, obviously. Beat Maryland.

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

Obviously biased towards the B1G, definitely agendas. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

HAHAHA!  Funny how that hasn't really been talked about round these parts.  You know it's the subject of conversation on Clemson and Bama boards.

"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. "
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Atl_Buckeye72's picture

I was thinking about where all of our eSECpn conspiracy guys have been after watching the rankings show. All the analyst as well as the committee spokesman are fawning over OSU right now and criticizing both Bama and Clem for their schedules and performance. 

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

I'm fully on board with their top 9, and that's probably all that matters.  There's a few eyebrow raisers in 10-25, but after going through the blind rankings exercise, I can see why.  It's really tough to accurately separate those teams.

Now that they've set the board, as long as they don't do typical poll behaviors in the coming weeks, I will be pleasantly surprised.  By typical poll behaviors I mean only move up and down teams based on this initial pecking order.

A team like Minnesota at #17 is fine, if you're saying they haven't played anybody and are an unknown.  So even if they lose by 10-14 pts to PSU (their #4 team), Minnesota should validate themselves that they are a solid team and actually not drop much, if at all.  Things like that, so we'll see.

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saintstephen11's picture

ND was rated too high but at least they put Wisky, TTUN and ND in the correct order ... unlike the AP and coaches polls.

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