Did you see where Baylor got stomped by Oklahoma State, 49-17, ending their dreams of a national title? Did you see where Oregon lost to Arizona, 42-16, ending any possibility of a BCS game and/or national title?
Those are two teams out of it. Only three teams remain, Alabama (the defending national champion), Florida State and Ohio State. Since only two of those teams can play, SEC Alabama and ACC Florida State would likely play for the title IF ALL REMAINS AS IS. However, Florida State must play Florida, late of the laughingstock loss to Georgia Southern, 26-20. Not only does Georgia Southern take home a huge check, they take home a great win for that program. In my opinion, playing Georgia Southern was a huge mistake for Florida. Back in 2011, Georgia Southern, with a triple-option offense, ran for over 300 yards against Alabama, who went on to win the national title that year. Florida’s nowhere near the caliber of team Alabama was that year. College football is one of the few sports you can win with less talent than your opponent. Florida might get upset enough over that loss that they could challenge Florida State next weekend. Unlikely, I know, but matchups rule all sports.
Curiously, Alabama still has to play Auburn, correct?
We return to the main subject of this post, Ohio State in the national title game. I’m okay with Florida State, and Jameis Winston, who now has to assume favorite for the Heisman Trophy despite his legal status. A part of me wants to see Ohio State play in the National Title Game, just to see them get walloped by The Tide. I’ve heard more about Ohio State being this great team, meanwhile, they play no one worthwhile. I suggest Urban Meyer learned from his Florida days never to play a worthy opponent on the road if it didn’t have to. The Big Ten is “down”, which I guess means a conference without exceptional athletes–or teams–gets even fewer. Yesterday, Ohio State trampled Indiana, 42-11 for its 23rd straight win. Personally, I think Georgia Southern is better than Indiana.
It might also end that whole BCS thing about undefeated teams automatically deserving a shot at the title. Ohio State plays no one yet gets a shot at the game when one loss teams playing quality teams week after week, like Auburn, Clemson, Oklahoma State and Missouri get no chance. Of course, the college football playoffs will kill that…finally.