It is Wednesday, and that means that we are giving you the mailbag treatment. We have some quality questions and plenty of hot takes to give, so here we go!
This is a tough question because right now, I’d say give me the one-loss SEC team if it is Georgia or LSU. That is no disrespect to the Buckeyes, and it isn’t merely a reaction to surviving a tough game on the road. Rather, I think they deserve credit for that survival—big credit—but I have not walked away impressed with Ohio State.
That said, if we are talking realistically, based upon the numbers and how it works, Ohio State would certainly be in over a one-loss SEC squad. Beating No. 16 Northwestern, sitting inside of the Top Four already with space to move up, it would take a miracle for a one-loss team to leap the Buckeyes. It is not happening.
If you’re Ohio State, what you should be worried about is the ACC. Everyone assumes the Pac-12 is in with Oregon, Stanford or UCLA going undefeated. What no one is counting on is the ACC’s trio of Clemson, Florida State and Miami, especially the Tigers and Seminoles. Both are right in the thick of things. Should they reach the end undefeated, based upon beating Georgia, Florida State and South Carolina, or Clemson, Miami and Florida, the Buckeyes would be on the outside looking in.
At 13-0, Ohio State should not fear the one-loss SEC team; rather the 13-0 ACC squad should give Buckeye fans nightmares.
I’m not ready to crown Jameis Winston just yet. Is he…