Urban Meyer was a guest analyst for ESPN’s airing of the BCS National Championship Game. Meyer watched firsthand and saw the dominance of Alabama in person.
Since that trip to Miami, Meyer has made it clear that Nick Saban and Alabama have set the standard that the Buckeyes will work to match.
Alabama will once again be the favorite to win the national championship in 2014. However, Meyer’s Buckeyes are third on those lists.
In 2012, Ohio State was the only undefeated team in FBS college football, while Alabama went 13-1 in winning their third national title in four years.
Both return several key pieces, but both will have to fill holes on both sides of the ball.
Alabama showed its dominance in 2012, but will Ohio State have closed the gap by 2013?
Here’s how the positions break down.
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