If it wasn’t for ESPN, OSU would not be in the title game.
Do you think ESPN is how Florida got into the title game last year, along with Urban Meyer pushing hard for his team?
I think so, I would like to hear your take.
If I remember correctly, and I am not going to bet money on me doing so, I think the issue was FSU, or UM going to Arizona to play OSU.
No one wanted to see a Big-10 championship game. Thats like watching someone floss their teeth.
The game did solidify my opinion that the Big-10 should be a mid major at best. The game this year should make it obvious even to the village idiot that the Big-10 just has no grasp of the game of football.
I’m not meaning to stick up for OSU, but ESPN had nothing to do with them getting into the game. The Big 10 is not as good as some of the other conferences, but they are still a major conference. Ohio State was one of just two teams to make it through the season with just one loss, and the loss was at a good time for them (compared to Kansas’ season ending loss) so by default they sit atop the polls. This is how it has always worked. ESPN had nothing to do with MU and WVU losing to send OSU from 3 to 1.
If you want to complain about the media putting somebody in the championship game you need to be complaining about LSU. In no other week would they have ever jumped from 7 to 2 with a slim victory over Tennessee. They passed two teams that were idle and another, VaTech, that had an impressive win over the #11 team in the country. LSU is clearly the benefactor of ESPN, not Ohio State.[/quote]
My point is that the Big-10 is only a “Major” conference because of the media coverage it gets. The SEC routinely schools Big-10 teams, especially in Bowl Games.
This year may be a payback year for the BCS snubbing LSU several years ago. Had they been in the title game instead of relegated to 3rd, it would have stopped all the USC ass-kissing that has been going on for the last 5 years.
WVa, VaTech, Maryland, Boston College, or Rutgers will never be title teams, nor will anyone else in the Big East/ACC. The only team worth a damn in either conference is Miami.
You can see Kirk Herbstreet getting a chubby whenever you mention Big-10, or Pac-10 football.
A playoff would marginalize the press, and let the teams setlle who is the best where you are supposed to: on the field.