Ask any Ohio State fan, and he or she will tell you that the Buckeyes deserve to be in a bowl game this year. The fact that the Buckeyes are a mortal lock for a BCS bowl bid even if they lose the Big Ten Championship is, we’re sure, just a happy coincidence on that front. As we showed on Monday, if the BCS decided to include Ohio State in its rankings, the Buckeyes would probably show up at No. 3—one spot out of the national championship.
Now, undoubtedly there are some AP voters who are keeping Ohio State lower than normal thanks to the postseason ineligibility. There are some voters who have the Buckeyes No. 2, mind you—20 of them. But there’s even more (21) that have the Buckeyes ranked fifth—or lower. One voter’s got Ohio State at No. 14: Josh Kendall, of The State in South Carolina.
Imagine that. An 11-0 Big Ten team, one win away from completing a perfect regular season with a sophomore quarterback and a first-year head coach…ranked 14th in someone’s eyes. Ranked behind six SEC teams. Heck, ranked behind two ACC teams. Yeah.
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