Ohio State coach Urban Meyer believes having the nation’s longest winning streak – now at 21 straight – should count for something, so every week he’s voted his Buckeyes No. 2 in the coaches poll.
Yep, Alabama No. 1, Ohio State No. 2 and the sad Florida State Seminoles No. 3.
Urban Meyer is here. Meyer votes in coaches poll. Alabama, Ohio State, FSU are his top 3. Said he's had OSU No. 2 all year.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) November 11, 2013
We get that Meyer has to be his team’s biggest champion and we applaud him for sticking to his guns on that. But how can he ignore the fact that Florida State has played a tougher schedule than the Buckeyes this year? Or that the Seminoles have destroyed the two ranked opponents it has played this year? Or even the fact that Florida State has won it games by an average of 40 points unlike Ohio State, which just recently just started blowing out opponents it’s supposed to own (check out those Buffalo and Cal games)?
If Meyer is gonna throw logic out the window, he might as well vote the Buckeyes No. 1. I mean, why hold yourself back? Had Ohio State not been on sanctions last year, it might have played and beaten Alabama (or Notre Dame) in the national championship. Who knows?
Not saying Ohio State doesn’t deserve to be highly ranked. The Buckeyes have done something that no other team can match with its current winning streak and now it’s starting to blow out opponents the way it should. But it’s too little too late with few quality games remaining on the schedule and few quality wins leading up to this point.
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