A convincing 52-22 win over Illinois has propelled Ohio State to a 10-0 record heading into its bye week.
The Buckeyes are in a position very few thought they would be before the season began. Even with Urban Meyer taking over, most figured it would take at least a year for Ohio State to be one of the top teams in the country.
But, even with a 10-0 record, the question remains, how good is this Ohio State team? So far this season, the Buckeyes have played only one team in the Top 25 of the BCS standings. That was a convincing 63-38 win over No. 20 Nebraska.
Other than that, Ohio State has only played two teams with a winning record: Central Florida and Penn State.
Four of the Buckeyes’ wins have come by seven points or fewer, including one in overtime over Purdue.
Simply put, it is hard to tell just how good Ohio State really is. There is no question that the Buckeyes are one of the Top 20 teams in the country. They are probably the most talented team in a weak Big Ten, but are they as good as their record indicates?
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