If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have run roughshod over the Big Ten Conference this year and stand one win away from claiming the Big Ten Championship.
The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
The NCAA revealed Wednesday that schools spend as much as 12 times more per athlete than they do for student. The study revealed the spending gap is the largest in the Southeastern Conference and smallest in the Mountain West Conference.
The University of Miami men’s basketball team hasn’t cracked the Top 25 yet, but is receiving votes thanks to a 3-0 start in conference play. But the Canes have a long way to go before they get anywhere near the top of the polls.
The Michigan State Spartans have battled early season injuries, and Wednesday night’s loss was part of the healing process.
The Big East will lose one of its most recognizable institutions as Notre Dame announced Wednesday that it will move all of its teams, except football, to the Atlantic Coast Conference.