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Pre-Spring #5

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Carmen Ohio, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Carmen Ohio

    Carmen Ohio Freshman

    The concensus among the polls right now is we're a pre-spring #5 team behind USC, Tennessee, Texas and Iowa.
    That's the average from National Champions, ESPN, CBS and College Football News. If we're "lucky" and Iowa and Texas stay above us in the polls we could be #1 in the country if we beat them both... considering USC's weak schedule to that point.
     
  2. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Please post links for each to support your claim. I believe you, I just think it will make the thread better if you edit your post to include those polls so we have proof to show others.
     
  3. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    I don't see the pollsters moving us ahead of USC, regardless of conference strength, unless they lose or struggle mightily.
     
  4. I totally agree with you zinc, because USCum is the new media darling.
     
  5. gost8

    gost8 Living and loving life

    I agree....But we don't need to be #1. I get excited just thinking about it...Ohio State vs. USC in The Rose Bowl.... the way it should be. Oh and it just would happen to be for the National Championship too. If I have to walk from Columbus to Pasadena... I WILL BE THERE ! It simply doesn't get better than that.
     
  6. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    They are for now. Take away an OC like Chow, and you may just have a good team with a great defense. We all know how much the media loves those types of teams.
     
  7. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I think next year's pac10 schedule might surprise everyone more than we think. Cal won't be as tough, but they have some average games that could be tough considering the target on USC's back.

    Yes USC is the media darling, but for once the team really deserves it. They have been fairly impressive and return virtually everyone from their roster. While I wish our schedule would warrant a #1 over their poor one, I'd rather head into the bowl game as yet another underdog.
     
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    USC is #1 until they lose...it might not be fair, but that's the way it is.
     
  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    What does Tennessee have that makes them so special? I doubt they win the SEC. LSU will beat them, and I'll put money on that one.

    Also think if OSU beats Iowa/Texas in that short amount of time we could jump USC for a week.
     
  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I highly doubt it...if USC keeps winning, they stay #1. You don't win 22 games in a row and then get leap-frogged by someone else unless USC is just squeaking by the likes of Hawaii, Arkansas, Oregon and Arizona State...and even then I would be surprised to see them drop until they lose. Plus, while our strength of schedule through October is tougher, USC's is no cakewalk. Playing Arizona, with a new staff, in between Arizona State and Notre Dame has trap written all over it.
     
  11. Carmen Ohio

    Carmen Ohio Freshman

    I susbcribed to nationalchampions.net where they gave the rankings for each service. I averaged it out myself. When I have time I'll transcribe it for people who don't subscribe unless someone can tell me how to cut and paste it.
     
  12. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Oh, didn't realize what nationl champions was. No don't copy in paste, we're not supposed to do that with premium content. Thanks for letting us know what our average ranking is tho. That's pretty sweet.
     
  13. Carmen Ohio

    Carmen Ohio Freshman

    Here it is with the average of four polls:

    1) USC (1.0)
    2) Tennessee (3.25) NC 4, ESPN 4, CBS 3, CFN 2
    3) Texas (3.5) NC 2, ESPN 2, CBS 4, CFN 6
    4) Iowa (5.25) NC 11, ESPN 5, CBS 2, CFN 3
    5) OSU (6.0) NC 7, ESPN 7, CBS 6, CFN 4

    Also notable:

    8) Michigan (7.75) NC 6, ESPN 3, CBS 9, CFN 13
    19) Purdue (20.0) NC 19, ESPN NR=30, CBS 17, CFN 14

    Bear in mind that the ESPN poll is from columinist Pat Forde and CBS sportsline is from Dennis Dodd. The other numbers are from NationalChamps and College Football News. It's still nice to get some props.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2005
  14. rocketman

    rocketman flying low

    What was NC's rationale for ranking Iowa a lot lower than even what the general consensus is?
     
  15. Carmen Ohio

    Carmen Ohio Freshman

    They didn't really explain their rankings, though their preview only had good things to say. Maybe the losses they took on defense is one reason.
     

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