500 yards passing?! Good god, what else do we need to do to prove we are better than Oklahoma?? I’m sorry, but we’ve played and looked like the better team the past two weeks.
I agree with you there. But my concern with the ranking today is I think the committee is sending a message that Oklahoma will stay ahead of us even if the scenario you mentioned above plays out.
Yeah, but isn’t everyone else also using the transitive property by default by bringing up the Purdue loss? We lost to Purdue by 29, so there is no way we are better than Oklahoma and wouldn’t stand a chance in the playoffs!
Is this your only argument for saying Oklahoma should be ranked ahead of us? If so, yours is weaker than mine.
Yeah, but when did Oklahoma FINALLY play a complete game? They haven't and we did, which again is why we should be ranked ahead of them.
I agree with your argument for 2016, but we are going to have to agree to disagree with 2015.
We had just come off winning the national championship convincingly the previous year and returned the exact same team. And when the first playoff rankings came out in 2015, guess who was still in the top 4 despite already having one loss and there being plenty of undefeated teams behind them?? You guessed it, Alabama. Why do they get this treatment?? Because they are in the SEC. What's even more hilarious is I remember the playoff committee jumping Alabama ahead of us in the rankings prior to us losing to Michigan State.
The parallels between Ohio State in 2015 and and Alabama in 2017 are strikingly similar, with the only difference being that 2017 Alabama lost to a team (Auburn) that didn't even win their conference....and still got in the playoff. In 2015, we lost by a field goal to Michigan State (who ended up winning the conference) and got snubbed from the playoff when we were clearly a top 4 team. How can you not see the similarities here??
Yes, we finally looked like a top 3 team.
lol, can you not see that you just proved my point here?
Cincy, were we not a top 4 team at the end of the year in 2015? If so, why weren’t we included in the playoff if we are ratings gold??
And don’t give me the Michigan State excuse because Alabama still got the benefit of the doubt last year in the exact same scenario. Why?? Because they are in the SEC. Why didn’t we get a spot in 2015? Because we are not.
I’m not being a homer by stating the obvious here, but I know I’m not going to change your mind or a lot of others on this site, so I’m going to stop now.
Well you can keep dwelling in the past if you want, but I’m going to keep riding the high of destroying the only team that really matters every season.
And we just beat the hell out of the the number four team in the nation!! This and the Purdue game should offset each other. Add in the point I made about Oklahoma above and there is no way to convince me that we shouldn’t be ranked ahead of them at this point in the season.
I’ll be that guy as much as I want to be, because there is nothing you can say to me that will convince me that we shouldn’t be ranked ahead of Oklahoma at this point in the season.
I don’t give a shit about the Purdue game, we showed that we could bounce back after a tough loss last year. Also, Oklahoma lost to a team that lost to Maryland, who we beat. This plus we just demolished the number 4 team in the country on Saturday.
Please explain to me how I’m being unreasonable? You can’t...
Yeah?? And Oklahoma lost to Texas, so how do you justify not putting Ohio State ahead of Oklahoma at this point in the season - especially after completely destroying the NUMBER 4 TEAM? I’ll answer it for you: it can’t be justified.
The playoff committee is such a sham and it will slowly ruin college football if it continues.
It’s so obvious at this point that the playoff committee has an agenda against Ohio State and a blatantly favorable bias towards the SEC.
I don’t know how you can blow the doors off of the number 4 team in the country and not at least move up to the same spot as the team you destroyed.
Also, the committee says they are supposed to put the top 4 teams in and uses the “eye test” to determine their rankings. Ohio State’s performance should have blown their eyes out of their sockets, yet Oklahoma has the same old result and still gets the benefit of the doubt. It’s complete bullshit.
What’s the point of Alabama even preparing for this game? They might as well play second stringers. This whole playoff committee thing is such a joke and just furthers the ESPN SEC propaganda narrative.
You mean the same Texas that lost to Maryland?
What would happen if Maryland beat the only team that beat Oklahoma this year?? Would that mean that Ohio State is better than Oklahoma?
In all seriousness, there are three data points that indicate Ohio State is a better team than Oklahoma and could perform better in the playoffs:
A. We beat Maryland, who beat Texas, who beat Oklahoma.
B. We completely dismantled and destroyed Michigan, who has the number 1 defense in college football.
C. We showed last year that after being blown out, we can bounce back and play much better football, which is very similar to what is happening this year.
There is only one data point indicating that Oklahoma is a better team, which is the blowout loss to Purdue weeks ago.
Based on this, the CFP committee should rank Ohio State above Oklahoma, but they probably won’t because they are a joke.
I never said Ohio State doesn’t deserve to be where they are in the ranking, did I? I’m saying that the committee is blatantly inconsistent in how they evaluate teams week to week, with an obvious bias towards SEC teams. An example? LSU being ranked ahead of UCF with 2 losses is an absolute sham.
The argument about the worse loss when comparing Oklahoma and Ohio State is not a good one. I could make the same argument that we beat Maryland, which beat Texas, which beat Oklahoma. Therefore, we are a better team than Oklahoma.
This argument could even be considered to be a better one since there is a direct correlation.
In my opinion, the playoff committee is a biased farce that is much worse than BCS rankings.
I honestly believe that this is the worst defense in D1. How is this even possible with the talent we have?
Did Cincinnati pay off these refs? Jesus
Is Urban Meyer the next Thad Matta?
Blown out three years in a row. Unacceptable at Ohio State. Time to make big changes
We are just not a very good football team right now. It is as simple as that.
Edit: never mind on my initial comment. After clicking on the link, I see what you are saying now.
I was trying to think of any clear snubs, but I really can't. Both of these guys are deserving, and it's hard to put anyone else on the roster ahead of any of the guys on this list.
You forgot the italics font Kevin.
This play actually brought me back to my football playing days in high school.
I graduated from high school in 2002 and our football team initially lined up in this exact same formation for every extra point. Every so often then, we would do this same play (snap method and everything) to go for two instead of kicking the extra point.
This snap method has therefore been legal and used, at least in high school, more often than you would have thought.