Posted: 3/25/2013 11:38:31 AM
I have heard at least 100 times that now they have Urban Meyer's recruits they can compete with the SEC. That they were 12-0 ranked #3 in his first season, so they can only get better. A Las Vegas Power Ranking would've had them closer to #15th or even #20th.
Even if Urban Meyer has amazing recruiting classes they wont be the core of the team for a couple seasons. The core of last years team was Tressel's guys. And the core of this team was recruited during that period of uncertainty, would tressel stay or go, would the players be suspended, would the team be on probation?
Add an easy schedule to the previously mentioned misperceptions and ohio st is only 6-1 to win it all and will be preseason top 5. A more realistic power ranking is around #12. Doesn't mean their an automatic fade, they will put big margins on the weaklings. But prob find themselves in a real grind a little more often than you'd expect against the middle of the pack big 10 teams