Ohio State moved into No. 1 in the polls this week, but I like to think it was because of default. Someone had to become No. 1, right.
I’m not saying the Buckeyes won’t deserve a No. 1 ranking sometime, but not yet. They have played a soft schedule and now some Big Ten games will challenge them. This week, Ohio State travels to Wisconsin. Then later another road game with tough Iowa. And then the annual battle against Michigan. How about this: the Buckeyes catch a break with no Michigan State on the schedule.
So if they can defeat the above mentioned opponents and others then Ohio State deserves a No. 1 ranking and a shot at the BCS title game.
Of course, will anybody claim the No. 1 prize this season? It has been a wacky year so far. Alabama loses and Texas falls twice. Who would have thought that coming into the season? Cinderella teams like Boise State and Texas Christian (TCU) still have a legitimate chance.
It may be a wacky season, but it is an enjoyable one. The stakes change about every week and it makes for high drama.
Look for that drama to continue throughout the year.