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chances of winning a national championship?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by sblsw, May 1, 2004.

  1. sblsw

    sblsw Newbie

    On a scale of 1-10 what our are chances of winning a national championship?
  2. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    Assuming 10 means it is a sure thing, and 1 means we have as good of chance as Troy State I would say we are 8. I don't think you could say we should be a favorite, but I think that our schedule works out pretty good for us, and we have the talent and coachingto do it.
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I'll go with a 9. Reason is, with 117 I-A teams, and seeing we are clearly a top-10 team, there's no reason to not be a 9.
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    I like that logic Mili..9 it is
  5. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    I'd go with 7. We have a new QB and no star at running back. Then again, you could have said the same thing in 2002 at this point. But I doubt anybody we have now is as good as MoC was.
  6. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    I like 9... based on our schedule. The real challange will be scUM as usual... NC State, Marshall and Purdue will put up a fight. But we will have to play our best game if we win out and head to Miami. Not playing Miami, FSU, OU, USC or LSU... then I'll give it a 9.
  7. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member


    The seniors left some huge holes to fill not only on the depth chart but also in terms leadership. I haven't seen anything to lead me to believe that anyone has picked up those reins yet.

    I think our defense has the potential to be one of the best defenses in the country but breaking in a new QB behind a new OL with some new weapons on O grounds my hopes for a NC.
  8. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    2002 i seem to remember our odds being 200;1 making me think trying to put it on a scale of one to ten a little silly
  9. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    8.5 I think. :cheers:
  10. PQBuckeye

    PQBuckeye Newbie

    I'm going with an eight although my heart is trying to make a case for a seven. Zwick holds the key. I am making some big assumptions, but I think our D is strong and consistent and our O-line will come through. I also am starting to get a better feeling about our running game, partly because Ross is a senior and partly because I think Haw and Pittman can play.


    • Roy Hall needs to be what we are hoping for.
    • Someone needs to step up as the punter.
    • Someone needs to replace Irazarry.
    • Bollman needs to prove he is where he's supposed to be.
    • Holmes needs to stay healthy.
    • Schaefer or Downing need to play like something other than weak links.
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  11. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    I'd have to say an 8.25. We are breaking in some key players, which can be a negative, but so are the rest of the major teams in the conference, so we have as good a shot as anyone to put a run together in the league this year.
  12. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    I'll go with an 8.2 with the hopes that I am too low... :wink2:
  13. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    I'll go with an 8.56235598644569782. But if I add some more criteria, the odds could be all F'd up...
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    well, I would give us a 8. Alot of questions need to be answered early in the season.
  15. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I'm going way out on the limb and saying we will win (or at least split) the NC this year. My reasoning is that I remember looking at the schedule before the 2002 season, without ever having seen MoC play, thinking we could win it, and being afraid to say it. I think by the end of the year our defense will be every bit as good as any in my lifetime and the offense will be better overall than 2002. For what it's worth, there you have it...

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