Originally posted by no1marauder
The entire Big Ten doesn't have a single quality non-conference win. The league stinks and Ohio State will get smashed in the BCS Championship game AGAIN if they get there.
I knew you were learking in the shadows no1. Well, if you want my honest opinion I say your opinion has some merit. For example, teams I dread include LSU, Oregan (perhaps most of all), Florida (even though with 3 losses they are clearly out of the NC picture but despite this I think they are a top 4 team), USC (simply because they are USC and I think once they are healthy they will be dangerous as always and will be ready for their bowl game as always). Other than that I am not so concerned. As for Boston College, please don't tell me you don't think Ohio State would not crush them. Of coarse, we will never find out because Boston College will not be #2 by years end. They simply do not have what it takes to go undefeated.
Having said all that, I think that OSU is much improved defensivly and even offensivly than last year. I think their QB has a better arm and they have a better running back and they have a better line and (most importantly) their defense is much improved and, as a result, they should not be taken lightly as if they were incapable of beating the teams I mentioned above. Of coarse it would be foolish of me to say that OSU is unbeatable. Especially in light of last years debacle. However, we will get a better sense of the reality of the matter after this years end instead of simply going by the results of last years bowl games.
As for your comment about Michigan, no doubt they have always been a threat and always will be a threat. That is simply the way it has always been and always will be. When the two Titans meet, it will be a battle to be the winner of the Big Ten title.......as usual.