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Florida State and Ohio State 1-2 in penultimate BCS rankings

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Florida State has moved up to No. 1 and Ohio State to No. 2 in the latest BCS rankings released on Sunday.

It’s FSU’s first time atop the BCS standings since the 1999 season, when it last won a national championship. The Seminoles has a combined score of .9948 and can clinch their first BCS title game berth since 2000 if they can defeat No. 20 Duke in the ACC title game this coming Saturday. The latest odds show that FSU is close to a five-touchdown favorite over the Blue Devils.

The Buckeyes (.9503) survived against Michigan to remain undefeated, enabling them to beat out No.3 Auburn (.9233), which knocked off former No. 1 Alabama in dramatic fashion yesterday. If Ohio State beats Michigan State in the Big Ten title game next Saturday, it will likely take on FSU in Pasadena for the BCS national title on Jan. 6.

Standing in the way of Auburn’s claim to the SEC title — and a possible BCS title game berth of its own — is 11-1 Missouri (.8428), which beat Texas A&M to move to fifth in the latest rankings, one spot behind one-loss Alabama (.8539). Mizzou and Auburn meet on Saturday in the SEC title game.

Can a one-loss Auburn team jump an undefeated Ohio State team in the final BCS poll? Based on this week’s computer rankings, with the Buckeyes at .960 and Auburn .920, it seems like a long shot so long as OSU remains ahead in the human polls.

Here is the top 10 of the rankings:

1. Florida State (.9948)

2. Ohio State (.9503)

3. Auburn (.9233)

4. Alabama (.8539)

5. Missouri (.8428)

6. Oklahoma State (.7629)

7. Stanford (.7069)

8. South Carolina (.7037)

9. Baylor (.6623)

10. Michigan State (.6529)

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118 Responses to “Florida State and Ohio State 1-2 in penultimate BCS rankings”
  1. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 1, 2013 8:55 PM

    And if Urban Meyer taught us anything it’s that he won’t mind at all if Auburn lobbies, and is successful, at getting the human voters to bump them over OSU….

    Oh wait this time it’s different right?

  2. moneymike23 says: Dec 1, 2013 8:57 PM

    Should be….

    1. Florida St.
    2. Auburn
    3. Alabama
    4. Mizzou
    5. Ohio State

  3. wallio says: Dec 1, 2013 9:02 PM

    OSU at #2 shows all that’s wrong with the BCS. Thank God its gone next year.

  4. onlyoneleft says: Dec 1, 2013 9:04 PM

    1. FSU
    2. OSU
    3. Missouri

  5. onlyoneleft says: Dec 1, 2013 9:05 PM

    wallio says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:02 PM
    OSU at #2 shows all that’s wrong with the BCS. Thank God its gone next year.

    Probably should be number 1. No losses in two years.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:06 PM

    All is right in the world.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:07 PM

    onlyoneleft says: Dec 1, 2013 9:05 PM

    wallio says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:02 PM
    OSU at #2 shows all that’s wrong with the BCS. Thank God its gone next year.

    Probably should be number 1. No losses in two years.
    —————-

    Lucky to be #2, you mean.

  8. thefiesty1 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:08 PM

    OSU will drop after Michigan State shows them the door next week. Then Florida State and the Auburn-Missouri winner will be in the NC. Bye and good riddance BcS.

  9. vincentbojackson says: Dec 1, 2013 9:12 PM

    With Ohio State’s horrendous defense, I’m not sure they’re even the best team named OSU in the rankings.

    Not a hater, just feel the second best team in college football should be able to keep a bad Michigan team under 600 yards. Struggles with a disappointing Northwestern and Iowa at home are also not a good sign that they’ve been tested by quality opponents.

  10. Deb says: Dec 1, 2013 9:16 PM

    onlyoneleft says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:05 PM
    wallio says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:02 PM
    OSU at #2 shows all that’s wrong with the BCS. Thank God its gone next year.

    Probably should be number 1. No losses in two years.
    ————————————————-

    That may just be the silliest thing ever posted on CFT.

  11. normtide says: Dec 1, 2013 9:18 PM

    OSU is not siting pretty. An epic SEC title game and the winner will pass them. Not their fault, just their reality.

  12. armstrongsmissingball says: Dec 1, 2013 9:21 PM

    Anyone that thinks a one loss team should jump over a team that hasn’t lost in 2 years is a complete moron. Just win your games and quit betchin’

  13. normtide says: Dec 1, 2013 9:27 PM

    In that case, let’s put Northern Illinois at #2.

    Like it or not, who you play matters.

  14. mrsmell says: Dec 1, 2013 9:29 PM

    I love the SEC, but Bama should really be 5-6. The best team in the EAST is below the 2nd best in the WEST. Okla St could even challenge them at 5. Here is to MSU upsetting OSU. FSU vs AUB. Bet the high and walk away richer.

  15. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 1, 2013 9:30 PM

    What any team did last year is inconsequential to the debate at hand this year. Not sure why anyone brings that up. It’s the same as non OSU fans saying that OSU doesn’t belong in the game because of their recent history in National Championship games.

  16. buckeye1nation says: Dec 1, 2013 9:34 PM

    If Ohio State beats Michigan St. , no way a one loss SEC Champ passes them. When Meyer was at UF he lobbied for his one loss team to pass a one loss michigan team. A one loss conference champ should not be ranked ahead of an unbeaten AQ conference champ.

  17. mountaindont says: Dec 1, 2013 9:40 PM

    OSU was #2 in all the preseason polls. The voters all knew OSU’s schedule and the weakness of the Big 10. Yet the experts placed them at #2. The Buckeyes took that ranking and went undefeated. They are exactly where they deserve to be

  18. derekgorgonstar says: Dec 1, 2013 9:41 PM

    Ohio State?
    Their fans ripped Michigan mercilessly for getting -48 yards rushing versus the Spartans…….then watched the buckeye defense get drug up and down the field in Ann Arbor.

    That’s the #2 team in college football?

  19. auburntigers34 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:41 PM

    OSU’s Big 10 opponents have a combined Big-10 record of 23-41(36% winning percentage). How many decent to good teams couldn’t go undefeated in that joke of a conference?

  20. machine64red2 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:41 PM

    Get OSU out of there

  21. jagtiger says: Dec 1, 2013 9:42 PM

    Ohio State could probably compete in the ACC most years!

  22. auburntigers34 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:43 PM

    And who cares about preseason polls? According to the mediots, UF and UGA were supposed to be a top 15 team.

  23. monsterright says: Dec 1, 2013 9:46 PM

    Why does all the SOS talk center around tOSU when they have the #80 SOS and play a top 1o team next week when FSU is #85 SOS and plays #20 ranked team to finish? I agree SOS matters and both schools are weak in this department. I don’t get why it’s only brought up about one of them, and the numbers suggest the wrong one.

  24. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:46 PM

    derekgorgonstar says: Dec 1, 2013 9:41 PM

    Ohio State?
    Their fans ripped Michigan mercilessly for getting -48 yards rushing versus the Spartans…….then watched the buckeye defense get drug up and down the field in Ann Arbor.

    That’s the #2 team in college football?
    —————–

    They love to overlook this.

  25. sillec28 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:47 PM

    The fact that these two teams are 1 and 2 certainly shows the way to get in the NC game – play a cupcake schedule. FSU played one decent but not real good team – Clemson. And OSU played nobody. Auburn should have been #2, Mizzou #3, and OSU #4 at best.

  26. monsterright says: Dec 1, 2013 9:52 PM

    Sorry. Sagrins updated SOS is tOSU 61, FSU 66. Still not great for either team.

  27. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 1, 2013 9:53 PM

    I know it suck Auburn fans, but you have to be Mich St. fans if you want to play in the national title game.

    I don’t care how weak you perceive their schedule to be, they are an undefeated team in a power conference. They aren’t getting passed over for a 1 loss team…. just not going to happen.

    And Mizzou fans thinking you should be ranked over Auburn…. let me ask you this… what’s Mizzou’s best win? UGA or A&M?? Auburn also beat those teams… and they beat the #1 team in the country…. in no universe is Mizzou ranked higher than Auburn right now.

  28. southlyn says: Dec 1, 2013 9:53 PM

    Next year’s system won’t bring any more peace, just more lobbying like is starting now. What should have been done is use the existing BCS bowls as the basis for a postseason tournament and have each of the conference champions from the ACC, AAC, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, and the Pac 12 receive automatic slots, then two slots for the highest ranked non AQ qualifying schools that win their conferences. Bracket it like the NCAA basketball tournament by using the committee.

    This accomplishes two things:

    1. it makes the conference tournaments (or regular season if there is no tournament) a critical play in game, and establishes a true champions playoff, and

    2. keeps the ability of schools to continue to play regional schools in the nonconference schedule. It is important for those schools in the non AQ conferences like the Sun Belt, Conference USA, MAC, etc. to pad their resumes as well and to keep the money flowing by scheduling major conference schools as they have in the past. This is critical for those budgets and the future of mid major football programs to be able in some way to share some of the revenues.

    Think of it – no more subjective nonsense of comparing the resumes of teams and instead we have all questions settled on the field.

  29. normtide says: Dec 1, 2013 9:54 PM

    There is a reason why an undefeated MAC team is barely top 15. You have to be measured by the opponents you play. OSU hasn’t played anyone impressive.

  30. allmyteamsareterrible says: Dec 1, 2013 9:56 PM

    Where are all the obnoxious SEC honks that told me Auburn would pass tOSU?

    I hope tOSU wins against Michigan State so I can bathe myself in 5 weeks worth of SEC tears. The humanity!!!!! How could they leave an SEC team out of the NC game? What they won’t tell you is that the SEC had a chance to punch it’s ticket to the game. All Alabama had to do was beat Auburn in the final game of the regular season. They lost, and unless tOSU or FSU loses, they will be left out of the big game. Deserve? You don’t deserve anything. The audacity of some people. These same people claiming that the SEC just HAS to be in the national championship game because they have won so many are the same people telling you that last season doesn’t matter and shouldn’t be considered when taking into account tOSU being 24-0 in it’s last two seasons. Hypocrisy much?

    I don’t even care if they lose in the national championship game. The enjoyment I will get listening to the irrational and high pitched whines coming from the wonderful southern region of this great nation will be priceless.

    tOSU will enter into a national championship game having been told for 4 months that they aren’t deserving of being in the game and that they are terrible. That they should have been jumped by a one loss SEC team. That they are going to get destroyed by a far superior FSU team. An FSU team that will be told for 4 weeks that they are going to crush tOSU and how the trophy is in the bag. If you let an inferior team stay in a game and they start to believe they can win…look out anything can happen. This sets up for great theater and a nice change of pace from an SEC dominated national championship. I don’t know what’s not to like.

  31. mountaindont says: Dec 1, 2013 10:02 PM

    Here is what we can’t overlook. Ohio State is undefeated and ranked #2. Bahahahaha

  32. monsterright says: Dec 1, 2013 10:04 PM

    @normtide
    normtide says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:54 PM
    There is a reason why an undefeated MAC team is barely top 15. You have to be measured by the opponents you play. OSU hasn’t played anyone impressive.

    ================================================

    Should you use FSU in that argument too?
    SOS rankings
    Auburn 26
    Alabama 48
    tOSU 61
    FSU 66

  33. auburntigers34 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:11 PM

    allmyteamsareterrible,

    i couldn’t care less what the polls look like this week. it’s next week that matters. Auburn’s about to play top 5 teams in back to back weeks. congratulations on finally playing someone that’s in the top 10…..and “go Michigan State”.

  34. afrancis55 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:12 PM

    Auburn should get in if they beat mizzou no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

    But then again it wouldn’t be a bad thing for the luckeyes to get in and get crushed by fsu so I can MAYBE JUST MAYBE get five minutes of peace and quiet without having to hear OSU’s obnoxious fans spew their nonsense.

  35. allmyteamsareterrible says: Dec 1, 2013 10:17 PM

    Auburntigers34

    If you didn’t pass tOSU when you beat the #1 ranked team in the country and they “struggled” to beat a bad michigan team, then you’re not passing them if they beat the #9 team and you beat the #5. It’s not happening. Root for MSU, that’s understandable. It’s literally your only chance.

  36. longtallsam says: Dec 1, 2013 10:23 PM

    “Probably should be number 1. No losses in two years.”

    One thing I wish voters and everyone else could get in their hard heads. What a team did last year should not have a DAMN thing to do with where they are ranked this year. That goes for Bama too. The main reason they had been number one all year wasn’t because they have been the most impressive on the field this year, but because they won it last year. For that reason I was glad to see Auburn beat them. But I did really want to see Bama vs. FSU this year.

  37. auburntigers34 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:24 PM

    since this is the first decent team that OSU’s played in the last 2 years, i’m more than okay with that.

  38. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:26 PM

    monsterright says: Dec 1, 2013 10:04 PM

    @normtide
    normtide says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:54 PM
    There is a reason why an undefeated MAC team is barely top 15. You have to be measured by the opponents you play. OSU hasn’t played anyone impressive.

    ================================================

    Should you use FSU in that argument too?
    SOS rankings
    Auburn 26
    Alabama 48
    tOSU 61
    FSU 66
    ———————

    Nope. Because your conference teams are still weaker. You can’t come here trying to weave a SOS argument when talking about Florida State. Just STOP.

  39. BrownsTown says: Dec 1, 2013 10:36 PM

    SEC fans all sound exactly the same. Sad.

  40. auburntigers34 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:43 PM

    OSU fans all sound the same. Hilarious.

  41. Deb says: Dec 1, 2013 10:53 PM

    mrsmell says:

    I love the SEC, but Bama should really be 5-6. The best team in the EAST is below the 2nd best in the WEST.
    ——————————————-
    East and West champs have nothing to do with it. Both Bama and Mizzou are one-loss teams and the rankings are based on the quality of the teams and the losses.

    That’s why I disagree with part of southlyn’s premise regarding a future playoff. Yes, I want brackets. But not if they’re filled by conference champs. Let them be filled by the top-ranked teams and to heck with conference champions. Most conferences didn’t even have championships until five minutes ago.

  42. sportsguy3434 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:53 PM

    It is going to be a tough draw for whoever gets Bama in a bowl. Maybe could MSU win and tOSU could still play Bama?

    Buckeyes enjoy the spotlight. You will be 1-1 at best over the coming months.

  43. jrs45 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:56 PM

    If OSU beats #10 MSU that helps their SOS. With Wisconsin also being in the top 25 as the other big win for them. Wow. If and if they win they’ll be in.

  44. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 1, 2013 11:20 PM

    auburntigers34 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:43 PM

    OSU fans all sound the same. Hilarious.
    ————-

    Don’t they? They are the only ones who see that joke of a conference, see them struggling with bad teams (while FSU blows out everyone they face) and then they are so braindead that they have the nerve to come here talking about SOS ha. Auburn will leap them if they win definitively, even if I don’t see that happening.

  45. BrownsTown says: Dec 1, 2013 11:26 PM

    Mr. Wright,

    Anything to distract from FSU having the weakest (and getting worse after next week) schedule of the four teams in the discussion, eh? Just make sure the backup QB is getting enough practice reps in December.

  46. stevequinn says: Dec 1, 2013 11:36 PM

    Poor Missouri. They could well end up beating Auburn and not get a shot at the National Championship.

    But here’s what’s going to happen. Ohio State is finally playing a halfway decent team and will lose.

    Missouri will beat Auburn but won’t jump over Alabama.

    So the BCS National Championship will end up being FSU – Alabama.

  47. mianfr says: Dec 1, 2013 11:36 PM

    I’d be pretty stunned if Michigan State doesn’t beat Ohio State and make all of this moot.

  48. frank booth says: Dec 1, 2013 11:48 PM

    buckeye1nation says: Dec 1, 2013 9:34 PM

    If Ohio State beats Michigan St. , no way a one loss SEC Champ passes them. When Meyer was at UF he lobbied for his one loss team to pass a one loss michigan team. A one loss conference champ should not be ranked ahead of an unbeaten AQ conference champ.
    ==================================
    Yeah, but what if the AQ’s conference sucks, and the team plays a much easier schedule than the other teams?

  49. sailbum7 says: Dec 1, 2013 11:49 PM

    The reality is that without a playoff these debates are inevitable. Once the playoff scheme starts we can hopefully put this to rest, although I doubt it. There will always be that one team that does not make it into the playoffs that feels they belong there. One thing to point out with the current situation is the Auburn wld not be where they are if the Alabama coach had not made such monumentally poor decisions towards the end of the game. Better decisions by the Alabama coach and it is likely that Alabama would have won the game, if no in regulation then in overtime.

  50. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 1, 2013 11:53 PM

    Anyone who thinks the playoff system is going to fix anything is naive. There are too many people who have stakes in certain conferences and teams to be top-heavy in terms of exposure and consideration.

  51. villain612 says: Dec 1, 2013 11:54 PM

    As a Buckeye fan, the only thing concerning football that I give a damn about right now is playing Michigan State next Saturday at 8pm. After that, I will worry about polls.

  52. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2013 12:04 AM

    BrownsTown says: Dec 1, 2013 11:26 PM

    Mr. Wright,

    Anything to distract from FSU having the weakest (and getting worse after next week) schedule of the four teams in the discussion, eh? Just make sure the backup QB is getting enough practice reps in December.
    —————-

    Are you a stalker by trade or something? Florida State is quite obviously the best team in the nation, regardless of how you want to spin it.

  53. totallysirius says: Dec 2, 2013 12:09 AM

    If the previous season record is irrelevant, how do they come up with preseason rankings?

    Preseason rankings are a major factor for poll position throughout the rest of the season.

    If only this season mattered then we would be having a different discussion about a 3 way race with Northern Illinois in the mix.

  54. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2013 12:34 AM

    These Ohio people need to realize that no one cares about SOS. It’s about eye test.

    Ohio State struggles every other week with middling to downright AWFUL — regardless of SOS or conference — teams (i.e. Wisconsin, Northwestern, Iowa, Michigan), and even when the final score belies the actual back and forth during the game (i.e. the Illinois game), making it appear to have been a blowout with a backdoor cover late, as opposed to them pushing hard to score twice late to make it look like they won going away all second half.

    Florida State’s games are over at the half every week. I don’t care WHO you play, when you are that much better than everyone, and have more size, speed and depth than anyone else, all that blithering about SOS is nonsensical (and comical coming from Ohio fans), when there is no argument for Ohio being ranked ahead of Florida State — be glad you are even #2 — and therefore, no reason to even be having this discussion, unless you want to bicker with Auburn fans, who have a compelling argument now, and will DEFINITELY have one if they win again next week with back to back wins over two Top 10 teams.

    No one cares what you think about Clemson and Miami and where they were ranked at the time that Florida State played them. If you are going to do that, then your only ranked wins can be picked apart (and they weren’t ranked as highly NOR were they even as good, regardless of rankings), and they were huge struggles, whereas no one is even coming within four touchdowns of FSU other than a road game with a handful of starters out in a brand new defensive system.

    There is just no comparison with Florida State. Save it for Auburn fans, who have just as much ammo against you Ohio fans as Noles fans (who are merely laughing at you at this point) already have.

  55. villain612 says: Dec 2, 2013 12:53 AM

    Being #1 or #2 doesn’t really matter. Just get into the game.

    No serious Buckeye fan with a coherent grasp of the game is going to argue that Ohio State should be #1.

    With that said, “struggling every other week” is a bit hyperbole. There were a few games that were within a 7-10 point range, but the only game that Ohio State was actually in serious danger of losing late in the 4th quarter was the Michigan game this past week.

    Yes, Illinois put up 35 against OSU but that game was never in doubt. The Bucks led 35-7 in the 2nd quarter. Fault the inconsistent defense for that one, which even Buckeye fans will admit is our biggest weakness.

    Indiana scored 2 garbage touchdowns late or else they would’ve lost 42-0. We were beating Wisconsin by 17 in the 4th quarter when they got a couple of scores late, etc.

    But if you look at the rest of the schedule, they’ve blown a lot of teams out too. Just like Florida State. 42-7, 76-0, 63-14, 56-0, 42-14.

    Do I think Ohio State should be ranked over FSU? No. FSU was more consistent in the margin of victory. But their team schedules were pretty similar.

  56. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2013 12:58 AM

    Right, because those Northwestern and Wisconsin games were total walkovers.

  57. villain612 says: Dec 2, 2013 1:01 AM

    I didn’t say they were walkovers.
    I said they were never in serious danger of losing the game.

    I thought you’d be able to figure out the difference.
    Apparently not.

  58. kcrobert10 says: Dec 2, 2013 1:17 AM

    I like Steviequinns post. As a life long Missouri fan u know this is how it will play out. We will beat auburn by a td. Ohio st will finally have a close game fall the other way and because god hates Missouri bama will get fsu in the nc. Ya could definitely see that happening. Still go tigers keep winning against real football teams. Maybe this is why the big 10 picked Nebraska over us cause they seen this program pinkle built on the rise and didn’t want there conference taken over. I guarantee one thing if Missouri played osu schedule they would be undefeated to. I doubt osu would get through Georgia, Florida, south Carolina, ole miss, Texas a&m, and auburn undefeated. More sec more M-i-z-z-o-u….

  59. donchacho says: Dec 2, 2013 1:35 AM

    The rankings are a joke osu wouldn’t beat one team in the top ten. They wouldn’t beat lsu, he’ll Texas am would beat them. They play in a joke conference and barely escaped a lousy Michigan team. Anyone who isn’t a osu lackey or alum. Can see they are a 20-25 ranked team. That being said I hope they play in the championship and get destroyed by fsu jus to shut these clowns up and show what a joke the rankings are.

  60. tn16 says: Dec 2, 2013 2:43 AM

    Auburn v Alabama Bowl game??

  61. Deb says: Dec 2, 2013 3:04 AM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:

    BrownsTown … Are you a stalker by trade or something?
    ———————————————–

    Yes, he is. Relieved to see him stalking the ACC for a change.

    Signed,

    The SEC

  62. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2013 3:12 AM

    Deb ha. He just projects his inferiority complex on whoever is ahead of his team in the polls. I guess since your guys lost, he won’t come after you 79 times per day anymore. Embarrassing, this guy.

  63. lrg51 says: Dec 2, 2013 8:27 AM

    Florida State has a pathetically easy schedule this year. I’m not throwing my vote to any team.

    But, REALLY folks. You can actually brag about FSU stomping all of those teams by halftime?

    And yeah, OSU doesn’t play well enough to be ranked in the top five in my opinion. Some very good one loss teams would tear Ohio State apart.

  64. spudchukar says: Dec 2, 2013 8:35 AM

    A Missouri win over Auburn and a Michigan State victory in the Big Ten against Ohio St. should place Mizzou in the title game vs. Florida St.

    Mizzou only trails idle Alabama by .0111, and would certainly leap frog the Tide with a victory over Auburn.

  65. geodude11 says: Dec 2, 2013 8:40 AM

    The little anti BCS crowd is happy now, a non-SEC team has finally been handed the top spot. I do hope the impending playoff system system is expanded with time, that way the 5 to 1 ratio of SEC teams to the minor conference teams will return naturally to the system. You ladies can run but, the truth shall run your candy asses over again and again!!! It’s football and you are powder puffs! Geaux Tigers!

  66. dkhhuey says: Dec 2, 2013 8:46 AM

    Awesome!!! All of the Buckeye hate only makes for more motivation!

    Right now, all I care about is MSU this coming Saturday!!! We take care of business then, we’re in the NC game!

    Go Buckeyes – beat Sparty!!!

  67. noffy32 says: Dec 2, 2013 8:50 AM

    How about Meyer not suspending his 2 guys for fighting in the game on Sat. Of course not, it’s typical Meyers. That would mean he has values. OSU not deserving #2.

  68. dtownsgreatest says: Dec 2, 2013 9:23 AM

    if OSU played auburn schedule they would be lucky to win 5 games auburn’s only loss came at lsu at night in the rain

  69. dkhhuey says: Dec 2, 2013 9:48 AM

    @dtown – not even close! If I were you, I’d hang up your barroom degree in college football analyst because you would surely starve to death with a week!!!

  70. irishdodger says: Dec 2, 2013 9:53 AM

    Great win by Auburn, by I still believe that Bama is a superior team to both Auburn & Mizzou. Alabama would annihilate tOSU. It’s similar to last season IMO. Bama slips up and has one bad day but is still the best team in the nation at the end of the season. Doesn’t look like they’ll get the same opportunity this season. Tip my hat to Gus…on that day he outcoached the best. That’s not just my opinion…Phil Savage (color analyst for Bama) said the same thing.

  71. BrownsTown says: Dec 2, 2013 10:04 AM

    Mr. Wright,

    Since I had you up late at night with my name in your mouth, I’d say that you’re quite fond of me. In fact, you might be more into me than Deb, but you two can hash it out and come up with a timeshare agreement.

  72. packerbadger says: Dec 2, 2013 10:06 AM

    Hey Bama fans….tell me again how you’re going to win another championship when you can’t even win your own conference!!! LOL! OSU vs FSU….should be a good game; esp with no overrated $EC teams in it.

  73. BrownsTown says: Dec 2, 2013 10:11 AM

    “Right now, all I care about is MSU this coming Saturday!!! We take care of business then, we’re in the NC game! “

    Exactly. You have to take care of your business. Bama, Saban and their arrogant fans showed us the powerful and negative effects of hubris. I’d say lesson learned, but who am I kidding? Their lesson is to glom onto Auburn or Missouri even harder to assuage the southern inferiority complex (cute how Mr. Wright has co-opted my diagnosis….he loves me).

  74. packerbadger says: Dec 2, 2013 10:17 AM

    So, Bama fans….on a scale of 1-10….. how much did it really hurt to watch that Auburn guy run that ALLLLL the way back?!?! I’m guessing about a 14. I can still feel your pain!!!

  75. CBFAN says: Dec 2, 2013 10:19 AM

    dtownsgreatest says:Dec 2, 2013 9:23 AM

    if OSU played auburn schedule they would be lucky to win 5 games auburn’s only loss came at lsu at night in the rain
    =================================

    Ah well, a loss at night and in the rain is not really a loss is it. LOL

  76. BrownsTown says: Dec 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    Only a squad sorely lacking in team speed couldn’t stop a guy from running it back 108 yards when they have numerous favorable angles.

    Bama doesn’t have the speed to contend for the national title. They’re going to be amazed at the team speed of FSU and – if they beat the #10 team in the country – OSU.

  77. Deb says: Dec 2, 2013 12:14 PM

    Mr. Wright212 …

    BrownsTown lives to needle anyone who’ll pay him attention. I throw him bones occasionally because it’s difficult to ignore a begging dog. The key is not to give him enough attention that you risk catching his fleas. :cool:

  78. normtide says: Dec 2, 2013 12:23 PM

    Listening to sports radio this morning and reading the sports articles, it’s clear that the SEC champ will jump OSU. I know it sucks, but it will happen. Be prepared

  79. Deb says: Dec 2, 2013 12:51 PM

    packerbadger says:

    So, Bama fans….on a scale of 1-10….. how much did it really hurt to watch that Auburn guy run that ALLLLL the way back?!?! I’m guessing about a 14. I can still feel your pain!!!

    ————————————————

    I doubt it. Wisconsin has never been close enough to whiff one national championship, much less a three-peat. So you couldn’t possibly feel the pain of watching that chance slip away. But three titles in the last four years is considerable consolation.

  80. dkhhuey says: Dec 2, 2013 12:56 PM

    @Deb

    I can only imagine what you and the Alabama fanbase went through watching that last play! It is a gut crusher for which there is no cure – but as you said earlier – you’ll all do quite nicely given the status of your team and future! Given I’m a Buckeye, I was clearly rooting for Auburn but that does not take away from my respect for Saban and the team! You’ve always been pretty fair in dealing with all of the OSU stories and I greatly appreciate that! I do look forward to the future clashes between Urban and Saban and two fantastic football teams!!!

  81. dickroy says: Dec 2, 2013 1:15 PM

    Hey look what Ohio State has done this year.
    They have beaten: Buffalo, San Diego state, California, and Florida A&M by a combined score of 210 to 61, and then had to face Purdue and Indiana. Wow what a schedule! Now wonder they should play in the BCS Championship.

  82. CBFAN says: Dec 2, 2013 1:28 PM

    dickroy says: ………

    =================================
    Anything statement that comes after that can’t really be taken seriously.

  83. dickroy says: Dec 2, 2013 1:52 PM

    I was not being serious!

  84. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2013 1:54 PM

    BrownsTown says: Dec 2, 2013 10:04 AM

    Mr. Wright,

    Since I had you up late at night with my name in your mouth, I’d say that you’re quite fond of me. In fact, you might be more into me than Deb, but you two can hash it out and come up with a timeshare agreement.
    ————-

    I got a notification, while watching my FOX cartoons after my Giants played on SNF. Don’t think too highly of yourself. Get back underneath your bridge underpass.

  85. Deb says: Dec 2, 2013 1:55 PM

    @dkhhuey …

    Thank you :)

    To be honest, I was so perplexed by the FG attempt and flabbergasted by the runback that it took a bit for anything akin to sadness to register. At that point, I felt a sense of inevitability. You can’t win them all and I’ve been waiting for the shoe to drop all season.

    I do look forward to Saban and Urban resuming their rivalry at some point in the future. Not crazy about the way Urban does things, but he is a good, savvy coach. Hoping the playoffs give our teams a chance to compete head to head!

  86. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2013 1:57 PM

    CBFAN says: Dec 2, 2013 1:28 PM

    dickroy says: ………

    =================================
    Anything statement that comes after that can’t really be taken seriously.
    ————-

    Not really. I use it (albeit not liberally, as the effect wanes) when the preceding comment was so unabashedly IMBECILIC that I couldn’t muster a response.

    And that was the case with him, from the appearances.

  87. packerbadger says: Dec 2, 2013 2:12 PM

    Deb says: I doubt it. Wisconsin has never been close enough to whiff one national championship, much less a three-peat. So you couldn’t possibly feel the pain of watching that chance slip away. But three titles in the last four years is considerable consolation
    =================================
    LOLOL!! I havent been going on and on and on about how Wisconsin was going to win the National Championship like you and your other lemmings were! Only a handful of your Bama players could even make the Badgers team because Wisconsin actually requires one to be able to read to get into school! Oh, our basketball team and our hockey teams are both doing quite well along with our nationally ranked football team! GO BADGERS!!! Good luck in your Sugar Bowl or whatever bowl you guys end up in. Maybe your goodol’boy system down there can buy your way into the NC….afterall, it is the $ECheat conference!!

  88. dickroy says: Dec 2, 2013 2:16 PM

    @Deb

    Hi Deb, Can’t wait until we have college playoff. I would like to see an 8 team playoff someday.
    I guess we are suffering through our Steeler’s season together.

  89. packerbadger says: Dec 2, 2013 2:24 PM

    Btw, Saban looked like Marvin Martian pacing around. “I’m so angry…pfft pfft….I’m so angry….pfft…pfft…” LOL!!

  90. Deb says: Dec 2, 2013 2:43 PM

    packerbadger …

    You won’t find a single post on all of CFT where I’ve said anything about Alabama winning another national championship. I’ve never talked about any game but the next one on the schedule.

    And despite our loss, I see you still have your nose out of joint over Alabama’s long history of football success. That’s why you post all the inane comments about players not being able to read. Jealousy brings out the darkness in many souls. Yours is routinely on display here.

    @dickroy …

    Hi! Yes, looking forward to an eight-team playoff–but only if they select the best eight teams rather than some silly grouping of conference champs. How sad would that be?

  91. normtide says: Dec 2, 2013 3:25 PM

    Just a question here. Four team payoff- the SEC would get two teams in this year. No doubt. Just remember that going forward.

  92. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2013 3:36 PM

    Dec 2, 2013 3:25 PM

    Just a question here. Four team payoff- the SEC would get two teams in this year. No doubt. Just remember that going forward.
    ————–

    I keep telling people that. ESPN and CBS have billions at stake to ensure that this occurs. I personally don’t care, since my team is a power team that can stand on its own even being in the ACC, so I am not one to decry the SEC slant (although I HATE those who won’t admit that there is, and WHY there is — the aforementioned billions at stake for ESPN and CBS). But anyone who thinks there won’t be at LEAST one SEC team in there, and likely two, is naive.

  93. allmyteamsareterrible says: Dec 2, 2013 3:42 PM

    Mr Wright:

    You are 100% correct. That is why literally the second the Iron Bowl ended both CBS and ESPN started their “should Auburn hop Ohio State in the BCS Standings?”. They are using their power to influence voters and fans into an outcome that benefits them financially. The evidence of that can be seen in any thread that mentions tOSU, because the same exact arguments are made repeatedly by ignorant fans of other conferences. They serve the BS and millions eat it up with a smile on their face. If you think ESPN doesn’t try to discredit tOSU because of the launching and success of the Big Ten Network, you’re fooling yourself. Like most things in this world….follow the money and you will find your answer.

  94. normtide says: Dec 2, 2013 3:44 PM

    Mr Write, espn has contacts with all leagues. They need viewers to make money. OSU has a giant fan base. Why would they not promote OSU? Would viewership be that different for FSU vs OSU then FSU vs Auburn? OSU has a bigger fan base then AU.

  95. allmyteamsareterrible says: Dec 2, 2013 3:48 PM

    normtide

    The SEC network is being launched by ESPN. It is the SEC ESPN Network. Other conferences have their own Network channels, not in any way affiliated with ESPN. That is where there is a difference. You don’t think ESPN wants to continue the string of SEC champions while they are set to launch the SEC Network? You’re out of your mind.

  96. normtide says: Dec 2, 2013 3:51 PM

    That was agreed upon this year. The bias claim has been going on for years. It comes down to viewership. Who puts more eyes on the game they broadcast. That would be the only reason for bias. So which is it? The sec puts more eyes on the game?

  97. Deb says: Dec 2, 2013 4:33 PM

    normtide is right. People need to realize that no one at ESPN HG in Bristol, Connecticut, at CBS HQ in New York City, or among the coalition of all conferences that created the BCS has any personal bias toward the SEC. Like most corporate types, they are biased only toward the color green. The SEC power teams draw more viewers–and more $$$–than most other teams. That’s more $$$ for the advertisers, the networks, and the BCS members to divide.

    And it’s all about the money.

  98. packerbadger says: Dec 2, 2013 4:39 PM

    Deb says: And despite our loss, I see you still have your nose out of joint over Alabama’s long history of football success. That’s why you post all the inane comments about players not being able to read. Jealousy brings out the darkness in many souls. Yours is routinely on display here.
    =================================
    Green Bay Packers have 13 world titles. Badgers have won a national basketball and 5 national hockey titles; along with numerous other sports titles. Packers against Bama any day….our states best football team against yours. Sadly, thats all you guys got down there. Would be fair matchup; both teams get paid and neither go to school. Any idiot can play for Bama because reading isn’t a requirement to be on your football team. Hmmmm…..I wonder who draws the pictures so your players know which way to run or block…….

  99. watchfullhose says: Dec 2, 2013 5:00 PM

    SEC was completely overrated this year. It’s OBVIOUS. They don’t get a pass because they used to be good.

  100. Deb says: Dec 2, 2013 5:35 PM

    packerbadger …

    Your posts show you to be a sad, bitter, hate-filled person who tries to make himself feel like a man by slinking anonymously around Web sites and spewing bigoted garbage. I can only guess at why you’re sad, bitter, and hate-filled. But I’m not a therapist, not being paid to analyze you, and don’t find you interesting enough to make more than one cursory pass at what’s screwed you up. So feel free to carry on spewing without me.

  101. normtide says: Dec 2, 2013 5:48 PM

    Why is pb always chirping about Bama vs green bay? Why not badgers vs the Tide? Afraid if something?

  102. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2013 5:50 PM

    normtide says: Dec 2, 2013 3:44 PM

    Mr Write, espn has contacts with all leagues. They need viewers to make money. OSU has a giant fan base. Why would they not promote OSU? Would viewership be that different for FSU vs OSU then FSU vs Auburn? OSU has a bigger fan base then AU.
    ————–

    Not 100% true, norm. And the number of viewers angle isn’t true, either. One begot the other. That’s why the SEC on ESPN network came about. Pump, pump, pump and people come to watch, because it is on a flagship network, thereby creating an illusion that more people watch SEC than any other conference, when it isn’t true. But they’ve been led to believe such — as evidenced by bitter rivals chanting “SEC!” even after they LOSE to a conference rival, and the narrative being repeated ad nauseum on TV and social media — and VOILA! We have this new network. Yes, ACC is on ESPN, but their contract with the ACC isn’t NEARLY as large as that with the SEC, and the ACC contract is heavily influenced with basketball more than football, so there’s that.

  103. normtide says: Dec 2, 2013 6:04 PM

    But the same narrative existed before the SEC network was conceived. Or how sportswriters across the country vote pro-SEC.

    It’s like the chicken and the egg. Which came first, SEC dominance or the networks talking about the SEC dominance. Neither side can win, but the argument is necessary. For my point, I submit the ACC/SEC rivalry week. The SEC went 3-1. With the best ACC beating a bottom SEC team. The other games had a balance of the ranking of the teams.

  104. frank booth says: Dec 2, 2013 6:14 PM

    @packerbadger

    I don’t really like Alabama and I went to a Big 10 school. The things that you’re saying about Alabama are silly. Over the last 5 years, Alabama has 35 Academic All-Americans in all sports, while Wisconsin has 10. Wisconsin has zero in football, while Alabama has 3 or 4, with several of those repeating.

    They have two All-Sports Academic All America’s of the year, including one potential Rhodes Scholar. Wisconsin has zero since they started giving out the award in the early 1990’s.

    Wisconsin is not Northwestern or Vanderbilt; they bend standards to get football players in no differently than Alabama, Michigan, USC, and on and on. There is nothing to prove that there have been payments to players at Alabama or Wisconsin, even though there was that whole shoe thing that happened in Wisconsin in 2000 that caused the suspension of 26 football players and 5 years of probation, and a loss of scholarships.

    And comparing pro teams to college teams is absolutely sad.

    And you can’t talk about cheating and trashiness without invoking the name of Ryan Braun, who railroaded another person to protect himself, lied to his friends and fans, and is about as bad as it gets in sports of any kind.

  105. Deb says: Dec 2, 2013 6:21 PM

    Why, thank you, frank!

  106. frank booth says: Dec 2, 2013 6:31 PM

    No problem, Deb. It’s just the truth. Wisconsin is actually a very good national university. I’m not even sure if packerbadger went there. I’m fairly sure he never played for the Packers, so I have no idea if he graduated from UW. People in Wisconsin like to say they graduated from UW, even if they actually went to UW-Milwaukee, Green Bay, Whitewater or other schools in the University of Wisconsin system.

  107. ohioguy614 says: Dec 2, 2013 8:52 PM

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think it’s weird that the SEC basement dwellers from just a year ago are playing for the SEC chamionship?

  108. frank booth says: Dec 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    Do you think that it’s weird that Ohio State went 6-7 in 2011 and then went undefeated the following year?

  109. normtide says: Dec 2, 2013 9:15 PM

    It’s a sign of the razor thin line of success in the SEC.

  110. Deb says: Dec 2, 2013 9:52 PM

    frank, considering his behavior on the blogs, I’d hate to believe any institution of higher learning produced packerbadger.

  111. waynefontes says: Dec 3, 2013 9:52 AM

    packerbadger says:
    Dec 2, 2013 2:12 PM

    LOLOL!! I havent been going on and on and on about how Wisconsin was going to win the National Championship like you and your other lemmings were!

    —————————————————-

    Of course not. Nobody ever thinks Wisconsin is going to win the national championship, not even their own fans. Unless it’s women’s hockey.

    Which is probably why you always bring that up.

  112. thejumbojon says: Dec 3, 2013 11:15 AM

    Noffy, if u knew anything about “the game”. U would know that the game between OSU and Mich. Is the most heated rivalry in college football. And if u watched the game u would have seen the 6 Michigan players who threw the OSU player down and taunted him which caused the fight, however none of those players were reprimanded.

    Stop spewing mindless hate.

  113. longtallsam says: Dec 3, 2013 1:32 PM

    It is the most heated in Ohio and Michigan, whereas in Alabama, the most heated is Auburn-Alabama, and in South Carolina, it is Clemson-USC. It just depends on where you are located as to what is the most heated. Down here, we generally could not care less who wins Ohio St vs Michigan. This year, I am pulling for OSU so I can then get to see them get blasted by FSU.

  114. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 3, 2013 2:48 PM

    longtallsam says: Dec 3, 2013 1:32 PM

    It is the most heated in Ohio and Michigan, whereas in Alabama, the most heated is Auburn-Alabama, and in South Carolina, it is Clemson-USC. It just depends on where you are located as to what is the most heated. Down here, we generally could not care less who wins Ohio St vs Michigan. This year, I am pulling for OSU so I can then get to see them get blasted by FSU.
    ————————

    Right. Other than alumni who live elsewhere, and maybe fans scattered elsewhere, it’s most heated in Ohio and Michigan. Same with Alabama and Auburn (if not narrower). The South Carolina/Clemson rivalry is even narrower still.

    I am just glad that all the people who open their mouths about Florida State every week will have their yaps shut on January 6. ESPECIALLY if it is Ohio State, with their players running their mouths while no one from Florida State is even thinking or talking about Ohio State (and why would they be worried anyway?)

  115. frank booth says: Dec 3, 2013 3:15 PM

    The most important thing for Mr. Wright is that FSU’s QB plays, at any cost. He’s already declared Winston innocent of any sexual assault charges, only on the basis of Winston’s arm and productivity, with no regard for the possible victim. Apparently he was there when it happened.

  116. Fred says: Dec 3, 2013 11:07 PM

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think it’s weird that the SEC basement dwellers from just a year ago are playing for the SEC championship?

    —————————–

    One of those teams, along with Texas A&M, was just a mediocre Big 12 team 2 years ago and would take years to adjust to SEC Speed™.

  117. thejumbojon says: Dec 4, 2013 2:31 PM

    Not even comparable this rivalry goes far beyond football, anyone with knowledge of country knows what I mean, or u can Google it…none the less, even extremely pro SEC media stations express how “the game” is the most emotional rivalry in the country. If u compare thee level of emotions on a scale of 1/10…the iron bowl is a 6/10, with “the game” being a solid 10/10 annually.

    IMHO,

    Ohio st. Shouldn’t be ranked 2, unless they dominate Mich. St.

  118. normtide says: Dec 4, 2013 2:38 PM

    Any in-state rivalry trumps”the game”. You live amidst opposing fans. The iron bowl is twice as heated as the game. The fact that espn hyped the iron bowl over the game, with the iron bowl being on a rival network. Not to mention, the last four winners went on to win the BCS title.

    The state of Alabama has dominated football, and it’s in-state rivalry has dominated rivalry week.

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