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rdrsfn82 wrote:They have the talent to win every single game the rest of the way. However even if they don't it bugs me that despite not looking like a good team, much less a top 15 team, they are ranked 13th based solely on the laziness of voters who don't do their homework and watch games. The voters have like 12 hours between the late games and the time the poll is released, which means they are voting that same night or whatever and have no time to watch all the games. They also vote by big name school rather than by what is deserved as a result. There is no reason that the Buckeyes should be ranked in the top 25 at this point. The inflated preseason ranking, lazy voters, and very flawed voting system have conspired to give OSU a great chance to still make up for this and play in the national title game by just beating teams they outclass in the Big 10, when it's pretty clear they aren't a good team. I hope you are right and they drop another game or two, but if they make it to the national title game again I may have to give up on the sport until they get a playoff.
I see your point, but I think you're both overvaluing OSU and undervaluing the rest of the Big 10. Obviously, they're not the SEC or Big 12, but they're probably the third best conference right now in front of the Big East, Pac 10, and ACC(in that order).
Secondly, which is it? Is OSU talented enough to win the rest of their games and win the Big 10? Or are they overrated and don't deserve to be in the top 25? You can't have it both ways, because knocking them out of the top 25 would put them below Wisconsin(who they're already ranked lower than), Penn St., and Illinois.