We have reached the halfway point of the 2013 college football season and Ohio State hasn’t lost a football game in its last 18 tries. They sit at 6-0 so far this season and are ranked No. 4 in the latest AP Poll, as well as No. 3 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll.
Despite the lofty ranking and the nation’s longest win streak, it is wholly conceivable that Ohio State will end up on the outside looking in for the final BCS National Championship game.
We are just a few weeks away from the first BCS poll of the season coming out. If the human polls are any indication, the Buckeyes are going to have problems getting into the title game on their own.
The simple fact is that Ohio State needs others around it to lose, or they are in some serious trouble.
First, let us look at the teams around Ohio State in the polls—Alabama, Oregon and Clemson.
All three of those teams are receiving votes as the No. 1 team in the country in one of the two polls, which is something the Buckeyes currently aren’t doing.
That’s a problem for a team that just beat the two best opponents on its schedule to date in Wisconsin and Northwestern.
With a schedule that features only one currently ranked team, going forward the Buckeyes must hang their national title hopes on what happens to other people around them—and that picture isn’t bright either.
No. 1 Alabama still has games left with Arkansas and LSU, as well as the annual rivalry game…
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