Following the release of the first BCS standings of the 2013 season, what some of us have been assuming for the past few weeks became a reality—the now No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes need some chaos and some help from a team from the Legends Division.
Only, unlike most people assume, that help from the Legends Division is best coming from Nebraska and not Michigan.
So, breathe easy OSU fans, you don’t need to hope Michigan does good the rest of the year (and I know some of you wouldn’t dream of doing that ever to begin with).
Yes, Michigan is ranked No. 22 and Nebraska No. 24 in the first BCS standings, but this is a marathon and not a sprint. The Huskers have more to offer the Buckeyes as the season progresses and here’s why:
A one-loss Huskers team squaring off against an undefeated Buckeyes team in the Big Ten Championship (the only way these two teams could meet) would be a better BCS scenario for OSU than the alternative with Michigan.
Think about it, what help would it be to Ohio State’s chances of a berth in the National Championship game if it ends up with back-to-back wins over Michigan to finish the regular season and the Big Ten Championship?
That would leave the Wolverines with three losses, likely free-falling in (or right out of) the BCS standings right when OSU could need a boost the most.
Currently, OSU suffers from a huge deficit in the BCS formula to No. 3 Oregon. Since the Ducks have three games left against…