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Best Teams To Never Win A Title

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Muck, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    20 Best Teams That Never Played for the BCS Championship

    The '98 teams is way too low & should be in the top 3. Conversely this year's team is probably a few spots on the high side.
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  2. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    I agree, that 98 team was way better than the 12 team IMO, at least talent- and experience wise. I am a bit surprised that Utah team is so low on the list as well.
  3. AKAK

    AKAK Schwarze Kapelle Staff Member Bookie

    Its my opinion that the '98 team was better than most of the teams that have won BCS championship games...
  4. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    IMO, the 1996 team was better.
  5. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Kiss the ring, Fredo.

    Based on talent, yes. Based on talent AND coaching, I'd take the 2012 team to roll the '98 team in any game where there was something on the line.
  6. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Kiss the ring, Fredo.

    Well, he did blow his knee out against SC in the Rose Bowl, so maybe they're figuring that he wouldn't have played in the NC game.
  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck Slam Thompson!

    Agreed. Coop's '98 team was as talented a team as I've seen in the scarlet & gray.
  8. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Kiss the ring, Fredo.

    The 84 team is the real heartbreaker: Spielman, Carter, Byers, Lachey, Pepper, Lowdermilk et al. The starting 22 almost all went on to be NFL starters with almost half of them making the Pro Bowl at least once and 1--maybe 2--NFL Hall of Famers.

    I love Earl--a true [censored]ing Buckeye to his core--but how the hell that team ever lost three games is beyond my comprehension.
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  9. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye The Gun People

    I'd like to nominate the 2010 squad that, had
    Not been for a set back in Madison - would have
    Curb-stomped Auburn.
  10. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Sophmore

    No 2005 team? I would take that squad over a lot of the teams listed, especially with the way Troy and the offense was playing at the end of the season.

    Also had 5 1st round draft picks off that team (Hawk, Carpenter, Holmes, Mangold, Whitner) just that year, along with Ginn and Gonzalez the next year.
  11. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    I dont get it, they put the 2012 team at #4 yet go on to say they probably couldnt have competed with ND or Bama? Makes 0 sense.

    Ranking a 12-2 Bama better then an undefeated Utah team that beat them? Makes 0 sense
  12. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    No. Sorry but 1998 was a much more talented team than 2012 and IMO would win. They were very balanced.

    1996 should also be on that list. I met Shawn Springs the other day. Really nice guy. I didn't mention the goddamned slip but I thought of it.
  13. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Kiss the ring, Fredo.

    Oh, absolutely. But if you're looking beyond simple raw talent and considering the entire team, which would include coaching, I'd take 2012 without a doubt. Cooper would have that team so tight that their asses could turn coal into diamonds. If the game were in September, I might give 98 the edge. November, December or January, and Urban would gut him.
  14. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    The article was a ranking of the best teams that didn't make the BCS championship game. 1996 was pre-BCS. 1998 was the first BCS championship game.

    Now if we want to talk about the best teams never to win a national championship, then the 1973 Buckeyes have to be in the discussion. Maybe the end of the discussion.

    The 1998 team is definitely top-3, and probably should be number one on that list. And despite Coop's penchant for blowing big games, I think that the 1998 team would have crushed Tennessee in the title game.
  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye Pork cue pine Staff Member

    Yep. Aside from the 10-10 tie against Michigan, only two teams got as close as 24 points during the regular season and we pounded a solid USC team by 21 points in the Rose Bowl.

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