Well, here it is just 6 days away and I am already thinking about the national championship. I should not do that, given Michigan’s Defense and I am still nervous about our O-Line. But with the latest BCS polls out, I would prefer to play USC over Florida. I really don’t want to play Notre Dame (Can you say BORING!) I mean didn’t we beat them last year? The last thing I want to hear is about Charlie Weiss and Brady Quinn again…
Rutgers, while I think it’s great to see them do well, I would hate to play them and have the game be a blow-out and boring. I just don’t get how the computers have them above OSU in this week’s poll. I guess, if we win out, things will take care of themselves.
So assuming Ohio State wins next week, from the current top 10 in the BCS, who do I think we’ll play. On a scale from 1-10, with a 10 being a lock, and a 1 being no chance.
#2 Michigan: I would hate this rematch, “The Game” should be played once, and if they win what does it show, we are 1-1. Chances of playing -> 3.
#3 USC: Still has to play California, Notre Dame and UCLA. I would like this match-up, USC is a good program and if they win the last 3 games they would have a very strong schedule. Chances of playing -> 5.
#4 Florida: Still has to play W. Carolina, Florida St. and the SEC Championship (Arkansas). I would not mind this game, but I have not thought too much about it since Florida has had so many close calls. Chances of playing -> 6.
#5 Notre Dame: Still has to play Army and at USC. As I said, I would hate this game, Weiss, Quinn, yada, yada, blah, yuck. But because of their schedule. Chances of playing -> 6.
#6 Rutgers: Still has to play Syracuse and at West Virginia. I would not like the match-up, but if USC looses, to California and beats Notre Dame. Then it’s between Arkansas and Rutgers, I guess I would rather see them play Rutgers. Chances of playing -> 4.
#7 Arkansas: I would not mind this match-up either, but Arkansas still has to play Mississippi State, and LSU and Florida in the SEC Championship game. But if they win the SEC, they will jump Notre Dame and be on par with USC since USC whipped them 50-14 in September they would still be below USC. Chances of playing -> 5.
#8 West Virginia: They lost to Louisville and are in the Big East. Boring… Chances of playing -> 2.
#9 Wisconsin: This might be the most interesting no-respect match-up left. Their only loss came at the hands of Michigan. And while they did not play anyone non-conference if there’s a Big East team with 1 loss, and a Big 10 Team with 1 loss, I take Wisconsin, buy seeing as how Michigan would be available as well and they beat Wisconsin. Chances of playing -> 1 (no chance).
#10 Louisville: They lost to Rutgers and are in the Big East. Boring… Chances of playing -> 2.
Here’s my preference for playing:
- West Virginia
- Notre Dame
Here’s my projection of whom we will play:
- Florida – If SEC Champion
- Notre Dame – If beats USC and we win big.
- USC – If beats Cal and Notre Dame
- Arkansas – If beats LSU and Florida
- Rutgers – If everyone else looses and OSU blows Michigan out.
- Michigan – If they loose a close one.
- West Virginia – If OSU blows Michigan out, they win out, and everyone beats everyone else.
- Louisville – no way
- Wisconsin – no way