When the expectations are low preseason and the Buckeyes turn in a great season you're definitely more tuned into the games as the wins keep piling up ... 2002 2014 were both that way . Low expectations 2002 after only going IIRC 7-5 2001 and IIRC ranked at # 13 with only a QB with about 2 games of experience an just Coach T's 2nd year.
2014 losing Miller with a lot of Heisman hype preseason and starting RS JT, ranked IIRC around # 16 and then losing at home IIRC the 2nd game to VT...
These two seasons just grabbed your attention as we kept winning and getting better as the season went along.
and then 2015 being ranked #1 to start the season you have high expectations and then you don't see the team your expecting even though they win most games and eventually lose.
We went into the 2006 season ranked # 1 but I was never sold on the D being that good and it wasn't in the end but they did enough to win and get to the BCS NC
What the 2006 and 2015 seasons do is give you a great feeling but the loses just rip that feeling away...
This season is different in that the expectations were fairly high so I think you get relaxed after you see the wins start piling up and take things for granted unfortunately these are the seasons when you get your heart ripped out, and I really hate saying that.