It seems as if the post-season bans have spawned a bias against Braxton Miller in the Heisman race, as well as a bias against Ohio State and the Big Ten conference.
There’s nothing the fans can do about it. Penn State and Ohio State made their beds. Now they have to sleep in them. So much for winning solves everything. Those teams are a combined 16-3.
Two weeks ago, a one-loss LSU team was ahead of an undefeated Buckeye team in the polls. This week a one-loss Georgia squad is tied with OSU in the AP Poll. Obviously, the voters didn’t watch the South Carolina game.
I can’t really say that OSU should be in front of Notre Dame, KSU, or Oregon. Those teams are not only undefeated, but they also they played stiffer competition. I agree with the Top 4. That said, I think OSU could play with all those teams. After the LSU/Alabama game, I’m not so sure that OSU couldn’t hang with Alabama.
For the record, I believe Alabama is the best team in the country, and that the SEC is the best conference in terms of talent. However, the SEC conference is getting a little bit TOO much respect. This will be a hard stance to take later in the bowl season when the Big Ten leftovers are laying goose eggs in the Capital One, Rose and Gator bowls.
The postseason bans won’t do anything to help this argument, but it’s not like the Big Ten has been drawing easy match-ups in past bowls.
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