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A Split National Championship in 2008?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Did OSU beat any top 15 teams this year?

    No.

    I'm as big of a Buckeye fan as anyone but just for a moment, put scUM in our place, would you still be thinking they were better than UGA?

    Doubt it. Classic case of homerism running rampant.
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    .................And?

    Kind of like being the prettiest girl in Michigan.

    A disaster.

    Yes, neutral field and Nebraska with payback in mind.



    That point I totally concede to you.
  3. Ryan36_1

    Ryan36_1 Freshman

    Beat a top 15 Nebraska team.

    OSU 2-0 vs. top 25 compared to UGA 2-1.

    SOS OSU - 51, UGA - 42.

    Bama is almost assuredly a better team than OSU. UGA may be too - I don't think they are from what I saw of them, but I can definitely see the case is there to be made.

    And not to take this too far off topic, but despite who the better team may be, an eligible OSU team most definitely would have deserved to be in the championship game over the SEC champion. We didn't play a Booysse schedule that was ranked in the 90s or 100s. That's just my 2 cents.
  4. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Living most of my life before the abortion that is the BCS..12-0 is 12-0. Only ND has matched it..a game 30 days after the season is callled National Championship more made for TV than determining the best college football team anyway.
  5. redguard117

    redguard117 Junior

    Our schedule did kind of suck this year:

    Miami 4-8
    UCF 9-3
    Cal 3-9
    UAB 3-9
    MSU 6-6
    Nebraska 10-2
    Indiana 4-8
    Purdue 6-6
    PSU 8-4
    Illinois 2-10
    Wisconsin 7-5
    TSUN 8-4

    That said, our team improved miles every week, especially considering we had completely new offensive and defensive schemes.

    Similarly, you can't compare when ND and Alabama played TSUN to our game, as Devin Gardner > > > Shoelice at QB and scUM similarly improved over the course of the season.

    I think we definitely have chances in both those games. Alabama is not invincible, no matter how badly ESPiN tries to make it seem. They rode one hit on Colt McCoy and a true freshman QB to their first national championship, and then out-fieldgoaled the [Mark May]tiest QB in D1 football to their second. Yes they are talented, but they aren't in the same ballpark as Miami in the 90s and early 00s. And Miami was still beatable.

    I'm looking forward to next season.
  6. darbypitcher22

    darbypitcher22 Sophmore

    Looking forward to next season also, although I'm pretty convinced this four team playoff isn't going to solve any of the problems either when it arrives. You're still going to have the same sort of arguments. Just think about it. If we were eligible this year and that system is in place, everyone would be talking about Notre Dame and the 3 one loss SEC teams over an undefeated Ohio State.
  7. Jake

    Jake loves butterscotch jellybeans

    No system will ever be perfect, but the more we can choose title game participants by playing games - and less by casting votes - the better.
  8. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Apathetic Prophet of Doom Staff Member

    You say that as if it was a bad thing.
  9. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Ohio State did not lose a game this year. I don't care who we played. If Boise State was 12-0 with their cupcake conference schedule, they damn sure would be ranked #2 behind Notre Dame. It isn't homerism to suggest that a BCS conference team that is undefeated should be ranked ahead of all the 1 loss teams in the nation, even if you think they would lose to one or more of those 1 loss teams. I would feel the same way if it was not Ohio State.

    I also don't get the idea that a team on probation should not be eligible to be voted #1 in the AP poll. A team is either the best team or it isn't. Probation is irrelevant for voting in the AP poll
  10. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Tough Titties for UGA, they lost, and Ohio State didn't.

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