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Ohio State clings to No. 2 in latest AP poll while Texas, Trojans tumble

Following Ohio State’s closer-than-expected win against an unranked Illinois team and Oregon’s second-half shellacking of a Top-Ten Stanford squad, it was thought that the Buckeyes might slip from their season-long perch at No. 2 in the major polls.  While it remains to be seen what happens in the coaches’ poll, the media has kept the status quo.


With Alabama tightening it’s grip on the top spot in the Associated Press poll — they picked up one first-place vote and now hold 58 of 60 — the Ducks inched closer to the Buckeyes, and leapfrogged Boise State in the process.

Oregon jumped from No. 4 to No. 3 following their impressive home win, and come in just 22 points behind Ohio State.  The Buckeyes came into the weekend with a 75-point lead on Boise State, which fell to No. 4.

TCU remains at No. 5, while both Oklahoma and Auburn moved up two spots to No. 6 and No. 8, respectively.  Nebraska fell one to No. 7, and Arizona jumped up five to No. 9.  Utah rounds out the top ten with a three-spot move to No. 10.

Both Florida and Stanford fell seven spots, the Gators to No. 14 and the Cardinal to No. 16.  Wisconsin fell even further, dropping from No. 11 to No. 20.

Michigan State made the largest jump of the week, going from No. 24 to No. 17 — ahead of in-state rival Michigan (No. 18) incidentally — on the strength of their win over the Badgers.  Nevada, which made it’s first poll appearance since 1948 last week, moved up four spots to No. 21.

By far the biggest news in the latest release of the rankings, however, is who’s not included.  Both Texas (then-No. 21) and USC (No. 18) tumbled out of the rankings following losses this past weekend; it’s the first time in nearly a decade that neither school has appeared in an in-season AP poll.  

The Longhorns are unranked for the first time since Oct.15, 2000, a streak of 162 weeks in the rankings.  Ohio State now owns the longest such streak at 90 straight appearances.

Replacing the Longhorns and Trojans, as well as Penn State and North Carolina State, were Oklahoma State (No. 22), Florida State (No. 23), Missouri (No. 24) and Air Force (No. 25).

For all of the pertinent rankings, click AP Poll Week Five.PNG

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  1. qualityshows says: Oct 3, 2010 12:51 PM

    Alabama and Oregon are on a collision course. The Tide bleached Florida’s offense and exposed their defense as Downy Soft. They emerged with a fresh scent as number one. The Ducks chased the Cardinal away from their nest with Scrooge McDuck stinginess when it mattered, which it hardly does when these Ducks rack up the points like the Donald does bankruptcies. I’ll probably save the cheesier references when I get to Wisconsin.
    They’re my top two teams right now. Ohio State hangs in at number three, with a gutty Tressel ball win after Terrell Pryor’s injury. His Heisman campaign should be over and just focus on winning. Unlike the game against Eastern Michigan, where Tressel seemed to use schoolyard plays and no-huddles and crazy ass defensive schemes that all worked, this time he deployed classic Big Ten football — the quarterback just a loader for the torpedoes (okay, just one, Herron) and the pound it out ground game and time of possession drip drip drip…. oh, game’s over? No “style points” Martha. Nothing to see here.
    Say goodbye to Texas, who will be right in the thick of the “also receiving votes” section until next September. Didn’t Georgia used to be good enough to be ranked preseason number one a few years ago? Do they still play football? Hey, Big Ten “experts”, did you guys say Wisconsin was going to win the conference? Sure you didn’t mean Michigan State? You think Boise State and TCU will actually play anybody who could play for a good team?
    There is no reason for this to be a new paragraph since the last one was just random ranting sentences so, what the hell: Michigan is more fun to watch than Darryl Hannah’s death scene in Blade Runner — lots of fantastic orgasmic thrashing around before the batteries run out. (Oh, if you don’t remember, she played a “pleasure robot”, which is what Rich Rodriguez calls Denard Robinson.) Michigan’s offense will score faster than The Situation in a bar full of drunk Jersey cougars. Michigan’s defense has officially become an oxymoron, emphasis on “moron”, apparently meaning Greg Robinson, their defensive “coordinator”. Robinson’s strategy of keeping the defense on the field as little as possible would be a great idea if they remembered to use the scheme called “three and out” instead of “four play scoring drive.” That’s what I’d call anyway, since Robinson seems to confuse football with golf. In football, lower score loses. Indiana’s odometer cycled up something like 700 yards, which should hold them for another five years. After all, Indiana rolled up only like 300 on the Maginot Line known as Cornhole State, or whomever they played the week before.
    Still, I’d give Shoelace the Heisman now. After all, they have an extra one since Reggie Bush had to return his. At least this year they could do a “first half Heisman” and keep Desmond Howard halfway happy before the Wolverine’s get X-menned out by a team that actually plays tackle football. Everybody keeps saying this guy is too small and will get hurt. Didn’t they say that about some other guy that was “too small” and didn’t get hurt? I don’t know who, but I’m sure there was somebody. Maybe the little mute guy that’s either Penn or Teller?
    My TV highlight of the week was the cutaway of the USC bench after Washington’s game-winning field goal to beat the Only College Football Team Named After a Condom 32-31. They looked like they were just told that the Song Girls were heading up to Jake Locker’s pad and they had to actually go to class.
    That, my friends, is always a great way to end a great night of great college football.
    Now I get to ignore the great spectacle of NFL football, the only sport that successfully combines the violence of soccer off the field with the boredom of soccer on the field.

  2. qualityshows says: Oct 3, 2010 1:16 PM

    Wow, thanks for censoring mention of my blog:
    I won’t mention it here since it only rarely has anything to do with college football. Kind of like NBC.
    I know you’re NBC and all and I’m just some guy so I understand. You have to show Notre Dame and you’re just following company policy.
    So, forgive my typo of “Wolverine’s” and I promise I won’t mention my blog:

  3. gator_prof says: Oct 3, 2010 1:25 PM

    OSU doesn’t deserve to be #2. They squeaked by a vastly inferior opponent.
    Bama is the real deal, period. As much as it pains me to say it, they are the BEST SEC team (and therefore NCAA team) that I have seen in at least 5 years). Their back up RB may be the best back in the nation right now.

  4. Hail2ThaRedskins says: Oct 3, 2010 1:38 PM

    I do not like either the Buckeyes or the Ducks, so I am not biased in either direction…
    There is no way that Ohio State should be ranked higher than Oregon!!! Apparently the voters aren’t actually watching the games!
    At least they got Alabama right, they are by far the best looking team in the country right now. I also agree with ‘qualityshow’ that Alabama and Oregon are on a collision course. After watching the way Alabama demolished UF, I don’t think they will be challenged in SEC play. And looking at how Oregon blew out Stanford after falling behind early, they shouldn’t lose in the Pac-10. As long as both teams continue to win they should meet up in the championship game and it should be a good one!

  5. kimo2264 says: Oct 3, 2010 1:46 PM

    EXCUSE me, although the Ducks looked good in their home victory over Stanford, isn’t this the same Oregon team that Boise State defeated rather handily last year?
    Consider Boise returned 20 starters from last years team which beat Oregon.
    Also Boise is 5-0 against ranked BCS opponents in the last 5 years, on a 18 game win streak and are 31-1 the last 2 plus years. Their lone loss a 1 point margin to TCU in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl which they avenged a year later.
    Boise is 51 -4 under coach Peterson who has done it all with basically 2 & 3 star athletes. Amazing.
    No one has been able to run on the Broncos!
    Not Adrian Peterson (55yrds), Legarett Blount from Oregon (19 yrds), Jaquizz Rodgers from Oregon State (44 yrds). You get the picture!
    QB Kellen Moore doesn’t make many mistakes, wideout Austin Petis is a bonafide All American, and Doug Martin is a 100 yard + running back.
    Factor in the fast talented defense and you begin to get the picture.
    If Oregon State beats Arizona and Arizona beats the Ducks then the picture will become even clearer.
    One thing is very clear. The BCS Championship Game will be Boise State vs one of the big boys.
    The only question is who will the Broncos play in this David vs Goliath classic???
    This is the year the BCS system crashes and the big money conferences get taken out to the woodshed for a well deserved whooping!

  6. DCroz says: Oct 3, 2010 1:49 PM

    That has got to be the best post I think I’ve ever seen on here. Do you write for a living? Because if not, you should.

  7. buckeyeboy says: Oct 3, 2010 2:13 PM

    lol gator_lady and hail2thasuckskins keep crying over ohio state. They lay a spanking to miami, who was nearly a top 10 team, and it was like oh well yeah miamis not good, but then stanford chokes against oregon and it is suddenly that “oh oregon is gods gift to the earth, they should be #2”. ok losers, prove to me that oregons win over stanford was better than an osu beatdown of miami……oh wait you cant, so please stop ur crying, wah wah wah is all we hear

  8. launch says: Oct 3, 2010 2:37 PM

    Whoever gave OSU a 1st place vote should have their voting privilege taken away.

  9. BrownsTown says: Oct 3, 2010 2:49 PM

    Ha, gator_prof, nobody cares what you think. Go sit at the kids table while the real teams jockey for the top spots.

  10. overratedgators says: Oct 3, 2010 3:33 PM

    Sounds like gator_prof’s just bitter about the brutal beatdown his beloved Gators took last night. Count your blessings, son – they only fell seven spots in the polls. After that anemic showing, they’re lucky to still be ranked at all.

  11. gator_prof says: Oct 3, 2010 3:56 PM

    OSU fans,
    No bitterness, we lost to a better team.
    OSU, like they have been for the past 5 years, are pretenders. Please keep your hopes up. Yet another SEC wants to embarrass you in the BCS title game.
    BTW, regarding beat downs. Last night was nothing like the 41-14 drubbing that you took on a neutral field as a heavy favorite. That historic humiliation is something that you will have to live with for the rest of your lives. The sweet part was you also got your butts kicked in basketball as well within the calendar year. You can talk all that you want…when it came time to walk the walk, OSU game up small.
    They should sell shirts “The Ohio State University, property of the University of Florida Athletic Dept.”

  12. Mr. Green says: Oct 3, 2010 4:15 PM

    “EXCUSE me, although the Ducks looked good in their home victory over Stanford, isn’t this the same Oregon team that Boise State defeated rather handily last year?”
    No, it’s not. Not sure what makes people think that game has any bearing whatsoever this season. Different Ducks team. Different players, a more seasoned coach. I highly doubt the outcome would even remotely resemble last year’s if the game was played again today.

  13. funi says: Oct 3, 2010 4:35 PM

    How does Texas get 33 votes when they LOST 2 GAMES in the state of TEXAS???

  14. buckeyeboy says: Oct 3, 2010 4:38 PM

    hahahahahahahahahhahaha whoo! that was a classic one lol tshirt hahahahahhahaha, excuse me while i cry from my laughter of ur southern comedy
    oh wait ur from florida, u suck at life and live in a trailor.
    lets remember this little game called the 2009 SEC championship game. osu”s game “was nothing like the 31-13 drubbing that you took on a neutral field as a heavy favorite. that historic humiliation is something that you will have to live with for the rest of your lives” and tebow crying like a bitch of course.
    wah wah wah wah wah
    i feel so sorry for you, i think you are crying more about having to live in shitsville, ie the swamp, than about how ur university has had recent success, but in the long run is just above a junior college academically

  15. qualityshows says: Oct 3, 2010 4:39 PM

    Thanks CDroz. Yes, I write for what I consider a living. Mostly TV, but I love college football and I hardly write about that on my blog, which they did let me mention:
    I doubt they’ll let me mention my videos, though.
    And whoever defended Boise State. Good points. Now play on a real field and stop making football look like your Madden 2005 does on your mom’s basement TV.

  16. BrownsTown says: Oct 3, 2010 5:06 PM

    Look at the bright side, the #6 SEC team gets to play in Jacksonville in the Gator Bowl. That’ll save Gator Nation some money in travel expenses. There’s always a silver lining.

  17. overratedgators says: Oct 3, 2010 5:39 PM

    Keep clinging to ancient history, gator_prof. That’ll console you when UF drops 3 or 4 more games this season. If I were you, I’d be focusing on prepping for that big Appalachian State game in November. Given what I’ve seen so far, you could be in for a real challenge in that game. Failing that, you may want to start scheduling games against North Florida high schools. That may be more your speed.

  18. Gatorfan1 says: Oct 3, 2010 6:17 PM

    You Buckeye fans kill me. I really believe the argument about whether teams like Boise State or TCU deserve a shot at playing for a BCS NC lies directly at Ohio State’s FOOTSTEPS because of their abysmal showings in National Title Games.
    Anyone think Boise State WOULDN’T gain 87 yards of offense against an Alabama???
    Everyone is hoping OSU loses a couple of games this year just like last year, pollsters, computers, coaches, so called college experts because no one wants to see a repeat of what continually happens to The Ohio State Buckeyes in big time games!
    Is there any doubt that if Alabama, Ohio State, and Boise State remain undefeated everyone who has anything to do with the polls will do everything possible to move Boise State ahead of OSU, I would. Who the hell wants to see another blowout, which is exactly would happen AGAIN to OSU!!!
    Please pollsters spare us another lousy NC game involving OSU!!!

  19. kimo2264 says: Oct 3, 2010 6:20 PM

    Mr. Green says:
    October 3, 2010 4:15 PM ET
    “EXCUSE me, although the Ducks looked good in their home victory over Stanford, isn’t this the same Oregon team that Boise State defeated rather handily last year?”
    No, it’s not. Not sure what makes people think that game has any bearing whatsoever this season. Different Ducks team. Different players, a more seasoned coach. I highly doubt the outcome would even remotely resemble last year’s if the game was played again today.
    Yea, your right that Oregon’s team is not the same team. Oregon returns about 14 starters compared to Boise’s 20.
    The Broncos would win again in a exciting game my friend.
    You are right about one thing though.
    Kelly is one hell of a coach. He proved that at New Hampshire year after year.
    He and Peterson are in my opinion the best two coaches in the land

  20. gator_prof says: Oct 3, 2010 7:14 PM

    You do realize that you live in Ohio…a rust belt scum hole of a state that is in perpetual decline and you are tossing stones at the state of Florida? Your state continues to lose population, business, etc. If Ohio was a decent place to live, then why did LeBron head to Florida?
    #6 SEC team? Uhm, try again.

  21. edgy1957 says: Oct 3, 2010 8:22 PM

    gator_prof says:
    Bama is the real deal, period. As much as it pains me to say it, they are the BEST SEC team (and therefore NCAA team) that I have seen in at least 5 years).
    I agree with the first sentence but the rest is down right wrong. LAST YEAR’S team was much better than this year’s team. I won’t even bother with their performance against a Gator team that doesn’t belong on the same field as any of the past 4 Gator teams. To call them the best SEC team *THIS YEAR* that you’ve seen at least 5 years is more of a way of softening the blow of how badly the Gators got beat. They’re good but not as good as they were last year BUT I will say that if they can start shutting down teams and keeping them from getting to where they have to have a goal line stand game after game, they could be almost as good.

  22. buckeyeboy says: Oct 3, 2010 9:58 PM

    uh oh, i made gator_lady mad 😦 hes crying now so i probly should stop talking to him. he cites lebron like anyone cares. he plays basketball. basketball is right down there with soccer (a pussy sport).
    your osu comment from earlier was a fail. you called osu out for their loss in the nat’l championship game, but you cant reason with your tebow crying gators getting smoked in last years SEC game. they were a heavy favorite and got dominated. so tell me, “professor” what is the difference? I assume you probly wont answer so i will take that a conceding by you
    that is all

  23. buckeye_proud says: Oct 3, 2010 10:17 PM

    it’s pretty funny how many of you biased OSU fans there really are, but what makes it laughable, is the fact that you all have amnesia:
    Just 9 months ago, we abused those OSU ducks; the game wasn’t even close. AND it was like a “home” game for them…..And now, because they won, you would place them above the same OSU squad? R U for real???
    Here’s a good one, Alabama beat Penn State this year, by a rather small margin, compare that to the shellacking that Florida got. Haha…
    Alabama is the #1 team. I have to say that, because they are.
    NOTHING I just said is biased.
    Here’s a better one: You guys are following the “mindset” of the AP Poll. The poll which means NOTHING in the BCS selection process. Each week, I look at the Coaches Poll. Shouldn’t you follow that one.
    P.S. When you decide your standings you should take the “neutral” mindset, if this team plays on a neutral field, would they win. Ummmm,, Ducks got SPANKED by OSU….Enough said.

  24. buckeye_proud says: Oct 3, 2010 10:24 PM

    @qualityshow: “Alabama and Oregon are on a collision course.” What a joke. Yeah, good luck with that. (See my previous post.)
    @buckeyeboy: yeah gator_lady, i.e. the prof has a case of amnesia, he will be okay, at some point.

  25. djarvis says: Oct 3, 2010 10:49 PM

    after reading all the posts about who the best team is, who should be #2 and who doesn’t deserve to play in the title game, this is my observation.
    Oregon is kinda the same team as last year,they return 18 starters and they score a lot of points against average defenses. Last year when they played a great defense (Ohio State and Boise State) their offense was shut down. Also a great team doesn’t allow 30 to 40 points to decent teams. Look at last year at the scores of their games, they scored a lot but gave up a lot too. I would put both Ohio State and Boise State ahead of Oregon.
    Boise St…….
    Boise is a great team but not as great as a lot think. They definitely have a team that is capable of beating anyone in the country. Any good team can get up for 1 or 2 games a year and beat a good team but if they had to go through a conference schedule like the SEC, Big 10 or PAC 10, they would lose 2 or 3 games. So they beat Oregon St who might be the 5th or 6th best team in the PAC 10 and Virginia Tech (who is the most over-rated program over the last combined 10 years). Now after that if they had to host Florida, go to Alabama, go to LSU then host S Carolina or Arkansas or Auburn or host Iowa, go to Ohio St, then go to Wisconsin, then Penn St or Michigan, do you think they would go 12-0? No Way. They recruit 3 star players at best. They would wear down in a grueling conference schedule.
    Ohio St
    Ohio St has 1 of the best defenses in the country. Did you see them shut down the so called higher powered offense of Oregon in the Rose Bowl and they returned 7 starters on defense and 2 that are gone were safeties. Everyone wants to judge a team by the offensive numbers. Look at Alabama, they don’t put up huge numbers on offense. They run the ball and pass efficiently and play tough defense and beat good teams 27-10. That is what Ohio St does too. They rely on defense and their offense is efficient. The one wildcard that Ohio St has is Terrell Pryor. He dominated a small and fast defense of Oregon last year.
    Another thing I keep seeing on boards is the title games that were played 4 years ago. You guys realize all 44 starters on Ohio St and Florida are all different, right?
    The SEC is the toughest conference, I will say that but it is not as great as everyone likes to think. Look at the bowl games last year. The “slow Big 10” vs the “Mighty SEC” ………….Penn St who was average in the Big 10 beat LSU. Auburn had to go into overtime to beat Northwestern…..uh NORTHWESTERN, the Big 10 version of the SEC’s Vanderbilt. Ole Miss this year lost to, uhm, was it Arkansas St?
    Then for those of you who like to go back 3 or 4 years to prove why one team is good and one is not, lets go back to 2007 when Heisman trophy winner Tebow and the Gators lost to Michigan who, by the way, lost to Appalachian St that year. Or Alabama being dominated by Utah in the Sugar Bowl in the 2008 season. The thing is, none of that matters. The teams are different now. 2006, 07, 08 is in the past. With all of that, Alabama is the team to beat, they have the best running backs in the nation, a good defense and a winning QB. The way to beat them is to stop the run and make them have to throw. A team like Oregon would get knocked around, they would not be able to stop the run and Alabama would control the clock and the Ducks proved last year that they can move the ball against a great run stopping defense. Ohio St is the only contender that would have a chance because they stop the run. It would be a great game watching 2 great defenses. Watching Ohio St vs Richardson and Ingram and Alabama vs Pryor is something that I would love to see.

  26. buckeye_proud says: Oct 3, 2010 11:27 PM

    @djarvis: Well said. (A good Unbiased and fact supported comment/statement)

  27. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 4, 2010 12:18 AM

    @gator prof – you continue to amaze me at how stupid your posts are. I’m shocked your boy Urban hasn’t called 911 faking another ‘health’ issue yet.
    To the rest of the Mark May sound alikes – give me a break. Oregon got smoked by Boise and OSU last year and barely got by ASU this year. Every team has a game or two where they struggle against weaker teams. Illinois had two weeks to plan for the Buckeyes and it showed. The Buckeyes weren’t all that focused and got outplayed for most of the game. But in the end, they did what great teams do, they won. Oregon did nothing to warrant jumping over Ohio State in the polls. Both teams have beaten a ranked team, both have struggled in a game against a weaker opponent, and both have thumped the teams they should have thumped.

  28. frank booth says: Oct 4, 2010 12:19 AM

    DCroz says:
    October 3, 2010 1:49 PM ET
    That has got to be the best post I think I’ve ever seen on here. Do you write for a living? Because if not, you should.
    It’s called bombast, or maybe even grandiloquence- and all it is is a self-aggrandizing attempt to get people to over to his blog.

  29. frank booth says: Oct 4, 2010 12:30 AM

    I don’t know what was more impressive this year- Ohio State’s win over Illinois, or scoring their 51st point on a touchdown pass TO their quarterback in a 73-20 win. Good thing the Buckeyes got those 21 points in the 4th quarter.
    They still have Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan coming up, and any one of those teams could reveal OSU for what they are before they get a chance to be wiped out in the BCS championship.

  30. BrownsTown says: Oct 4, 2010 9:24 AM

    You’re obviously not an economics professor. Check Florida’s unemployment, son. That’s what happens when your economy is based on population inflows and people coming to look at Disney characters. As people stop moving to FL (which they are, especially once you back out those arriving on rafts), your construction-driven economy loses steam. Hence, your higher unemployment. All of a sudden, a little of the “rust”industries don’t look so bad.
    Florida: I come for the sun, but stay for the higher unemployment, lower incomes, lower educational attainment, higher crime, lack of culture, abundance of foreclosed homes, and rampant racism.
    Attn: Florida Chamber of Commerce….that one’s free.

  31. buckeyeboy says: Oct 4, 2010 9:27 AM

    man the crying against osu just continues. the beatdowns they gave to oregon last year and miami this year mean nothing lol
    by ur arguments then, alabamas game against florida was worth nothing, it didnt really happen, such as osu killing miami “didnt mean anything” to most of you haters.
    ouch how does that burn feel

  32. BrownsTown says: Oct 4, 2010 9:29 AM

    And about the polling and supposed “collision courses,” I’ll wait until the season plays out, unlike the hillbilly SEC fans with their crystal balls (made out of empty PBR cans and a Grand Ole Opry snow globe).

  33. Gatorfan1 says: Oct 4, 2010 12:19 PM

    I like how you use selective reasoning for YOUR point of view.
    Why can’t 18 starters come back 1 year later and be much better. That is usually how it happens. Kids get older & more mature.
    We don’t have to go back 4 years (how convenient) only 1 will do. Back in 2007 Florida replaced 9 out of 11 starters on defense and lost 4 games becuase of the defense.
    One year later, that same defense held the greatest college offense (Oklahoma) to 14 points in the NC game. Maybe Oregon will do the same thing.
    You Ohio State fans are just pissed off because you already see the handwriting on the wall, Oregon, if they stay undefeated will overtake OSU in the fianl polls to play in the NC game. Thank God!!
    That’s what happens when you get destroyed in 2 straight NC games and your conference is a joke. Yeah way to go against those fighting “Zookers” from Illinois!!!

  34. AngelHeartsBuckeyes says: Oct 4, 2010 12:55 PM

    Was that Oklahoma team kin to the ones who ALSO

  35. AngelHeartsBuckeyes says: Oct 4, 2010 1:03 PM

    By your account, how is it possible for Oklahoma to have the best offense in CFB that year? They lost back to back MNC’s too. According to you Gaytors, once team loses those games, it is impossible for that team to EVER be good again.
    Oh, wait, that only applies to tOSU. If memory serves me well, the same year UF was getting their butts whipped by Lloyd and Co., tOSU was in their 2nd b2b championship game AFTER losing 9 starters of their own.
    Oh, wait, thats because tOSU plays in the Big Ten, and of course they are just dominated by the SEC in bowls games year after year. Guess that’s why the heads up record between the two conferences is a reflection of the dominance.
    Tiring. Banal. Unorignal. Cant you guys ever come up with anything else?

  36. Gatorfan1 says: Oct 4, 2010 1:39 PM

    The bottom line is that if Oregon, Alabama and Ohio State go undefeated, Alabama & Oregon will play for NC!
    No one, except Buckeye fans want to see OSU anytime soon in another NC game.

  37. SEC_Rules says: Oct 4, 2010 1:42 PM

    Buckeyes will lose to Michigan this year. We won’t have to worry about them being in the NC.

  38. BrownsTown says: Oct 4, 2010 2:21 PM

    “Cant you guys ever come up with anything else?”
    Is that a serious question?
    Gator fan needs to spend less time on this site and more time on this site:
    Of course, judging by the Jags attendance, you all won’t travel to J-Ville anyway. That’s how bandwagon fans roll. Chomp chomp.

  39. Gatorfan1 says: Oct 4, 2010 2:30 PM

    I don’t think Michigan will win, but the more I think about it, this will be a really important game for the Buckeyes.
    It comes on the last weekend of the year and I do believe Michigan will put 30 – 40 points up, which of course will destroy the argument just made from djarvis about Oregon giving up 30 -40 points a game!!

  40. Buckster222 says: Oct 4, 2010 3:05 PM

    All this back and forth on who did this and who did that! Is just plain “Idiotic”! You don’t vote on which teams are the best! You don’t vote a champion! A champion wins the championship from battle, with all whom deserves to fight for the prize! A PLAYOFF is the only real solution for a D-I Championship!
    One more thing folks; Stop giving claim to the SEC as being the best conference, until they start playing a stronger non-conference schedule and crossing the Mississippi all the way to the Pacific Ocean they’re only good with in their region! A playoff system would probably help them travel to other hard to play venues. The other conferences all travel to play each other, so I’m hoping the SEC could join in and stop having the writers vote them in a title game (See LSU & OU) Title game I think it was 04.

  41. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 4, 2010 3:09 PM

    Sorry – unless the Buckeyes beat themselves, they will remain undefeated and in the National Championship game. With away games at Iowa and Wisconsin, and homes games against Penn State and Ugly Helmet Team, they will keep their #2 ranking if they win out. Right now Ugly Helmets are the media darlings because they’re scoring a ton of points and back from the dead. Luckily for us, we’ve crushed Robinson before and they don’t have a defense to stop us. We do have the defense to slow them down – but again, this is a game where anything can and will happen.
    Other than Arizona and Stanford, the Pac 10 is not that strong this year so I doubt Oregon gets enough momentum to jump us. Boise State will continue to drop out of contention, as they should, as other teams playing tougher schedules begin to jump over them as they play their remaining schedule of high school teams.

  42. edgy1957 says: Oct 4, 2010 4:51 PM

    AngelHeartsBuckeyes says:
    By your account, how is it possible for Oklahoma to have the best offense in CFB that year?
    They’re referring to the fact the everyone was calling them that before they played the Gators. In fact, the guys on the local Tulsa Sports call-in show kept saying that they didn’t think that the Gators’ defense was as good as advertised because everyone in the SEC play a ball-control offense that kept the scores down and they never saw an offense as good Oklahoma had and didn’t see how Florida could hold them under 30. I squirted beer out of my nose when I heard that and I was laughing my ass off when they didn’t come close to that in the NCG.

  43. Bhokeye fan says: Oct 4, 2010 5:14 PM

    I’ll only say, the Buckeye’s thoroughly beat the Ducks last year. Pretty much the same teams for both this year. Same result would happen if they met again…
    Bama, is a great team, that almost lost to Arkansas. They will be beaten, either by South Carolina, LSU or Auburn…or in the SEC title game, but…they will lose…
    Oregon, will lose at some point this year, probably to Arizona.
    Boise State, will not lose or at least they shouldn’t.
    I think (or hope, really) Ohio State will stay unbeaten as well. Michigan will be a close game.
    That puts Ohio State and Boise State in for the National Championship game…

  44. Mother Theresa says: Oct 4, 2010 8:35 PM

    I see a lot of comments about this team or that team still being the same as last year because they returned X players, so the assumed logic is that if team a beat team b last year they’d do it again this year. Not true. Last year Standord beat the snot out of the Ducks but look what happened this past weekend? Teams grow as they mature, at least we hope they do, new talents emerge, guys take on new positions. None of them are the same team as last year so let’s see how they do this year and stop living in the past.

  45. Backlund in 2012 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:42 AM

    BrownsTown says:
    October 4, 2010 9:29 AM ET
    And about the polling and supposed “collision courses,” I’ll wait until the season plays out, unlike the hillbilly SEC fans with their crystal balls (made out of empty PBR cans and a Grand Ole Opry snow globe).
    Well, I do love my PBR.. damn Seoul has Miller Genuine Draft and not Pabst.
    I’m SEC all the way, but I’ll be the first to admit the conference isn’t that good this year. Alabama is solid.
    Florida and LSU aren’t that great, they will lose quite a few games. I think their ranking is based more on past performance, especially Florida.
    Auburn.. we’ll have to see, they are impressive so far. Arkansas is the same.
    As for the rest.. not so good… UGA – bwahaha
    My crystal ball isn’t working too good (damn Dollywood), but I think Ohio State and Oregon look damn good.
    If the Buckeyes win it all and beat Bama, I’ll come on here and give BrownsTown a mea culpa and recant all my earlier postings :)
    Please no Boise State. What a joke, they beat Va Tech and Oregon State. They’re a solid team, but what a joke of a schedule.
    They would do very good in any conference. However, there are at least 10-15 teams that would go undefeated with that schedule.

  46. Ben Kercheval says: Oct 5, 2010 10:34 AM


  47. AngelHeartsBuckeyes says: Oct 5, 2010 2:57 PM

    Gatorfan1 says:
    October 4, 2010 1:39 PM ET
    The bottom line is that if Oregon, Alabama and Ohio State go undefeated, Alabama & Oregon will play for NC!
    No one, except Buckeye fans want to see OSU anytime soon in another NC game.
    Again, you are wrong. No one knows TODAY where the teams will be ranked in the future. Your prediction that if all three teams, Alabama, Oregon and tOSU are undefeated at the end of the season, Oregon gets in ahead of Ohio State is fundamentally flawed.
    Assuming they each win out, no one really knows what the quality of their wins looks like. tOSU beating a Michigan team ranked #10 factors in better than one ranked at #15. If Stanford loses two more games, then Oregon’s win over them does not look so good, so forth and so on.
    So, since you cant base your opinion on the future (unless you have a crystal ball, and in that case, lottery numbers please), you must be basing it on the present. Oh, goody! ‘Cause presently, Oregon’s remaining schedule has them facing only ONE MORE top 25 opponent whereas tOSU will be facing THREE MORE top 25 opponents.
    And before I forget, no one wants to see tOSU in an MNC outside of Buckeye fans? Really? And why would that be, because we lost 2/3? That was 3-4 years ago! Funny how when we Big Ten folks talk about tradition and history you guys are the first to tell us to stop living in the past. Another fine example of HypocriSEC!
    … goodness, what if the Fiesta Bowl didnt want you back after 1996?

  48. JRJROR says: Oct 5, 2010 9:42 PM

    Last year is LAST YEAR. Oregon has new quarterback,and good offyear training. And a AAA Coach. I think Alabama would probably beat them… but every game is different..injuries, homefield advantage, weather etc. Give the Oregon Ducks credit, the whole state of Oregon has less population then some of these big time college cities.

  49. WingT says: Oct 5, 2010 10:31 PM

    @Bhokeye fan
    I can understand why a lot of people think Bama could lose a game – they play a ridiculous schedule – the next 6 SEC teams they play will have an extra week of preparation. Also, Bama’s defense is still maturing – a scary thought . If they jell this weekend , then Bama could run the table again.
    Chances are Bama and Florida will meet again in the SEC championship game. I doubt that Florida will turn the ball over like they did while playing in a hostile stadium. Florida will get better each week – they have tremendous athletes and they are very well coached.
    I swear, as a Bama fan, I would rather play Ohio State or Boise State or Oregon before I would Florida, Auburn LSU or Tennessee.
    Roll Tide

  50. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 6, 2010 2:28 PM

    People live in the past when it suits their point of view.
    Ohio State has done quite well overall in BCS games. True, they got slapped down hard in 2 of the 3 title games they played in. I find it funny how most people forget about the BCS games we won and focus only on the ones we lost to base their arguments that we don’t belong in the title game again. Sorry, we’ve got the talent to get there, we’ve got the schedule of ranked teams to impress the voters, and if we run the table, we’ve earned the right to get in.
    I can only hope that Bama makes it there as well! It would be a great game.

  51. buckeyeboy says: Oct 8, 2010 7:51 AM

    @Arizona Buckeye
    that is exactly right. when an osu fan cites last years rose bowl vs oregon, everyone jumps on them for “living in the past” and that oregon is a whole new team.
    then SEC bufoons talk about osu’s two losses in the nat’l championship game, and buckeye fans jump on them for “living in the past” and they scream that no this counts more than anything esle. this years team couldnt be different.
    so what is it SEC apologists

  52. Hovenaut says: Oct 8, 2010 12:08 PM

    All this could be moot in another couple of months, hell after this w/e.
    ‘Bama at South Carolina should be entertaining, Ohio State had better be more comfortable at home versus a game Indiana team, and Oregon, well they should keep their points per game average up on Wazzou.
    ‘Bama goes to Knoxville (remember last year?) and Baton Rogue in back to back weeks, and still has the Iron Bowl and the SEC championship – if Florida makes it back, and healthy, that’s a different game.
    Ohio State is @ Wisconsin next week, and plays @ Iowa before closing the season w/ Shoelace at the Shoe.
    Oregon still plays at USC Halloween Eve, and closes hosting Arizona and @ Oregon State for the Civil War.
    Plenty of tough football to be played, no need to get caught up in poll bs just yet.

  53. Hovenaut says: Oct 9, 2010 7:17 PM

    Funny as to what a difference a day makes. All eyes on Camp Randall next weekend.

  54. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 11, 2010 4:17 PM

    Bring on the Ritz Crackers because its time to devour some cheese-whiz!!!!

  55. boosie says: Oct 16, 2010 7:35 PM

    Maurice clarrett

  56. buckeyeboy says: Oct 18, 2010 4:43 PM

    oh whoops fail mr boosie!
    apparently oklahoma is #1, not your lame ass team that got beat by OSU

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