Ohio State won't beat an SEC team for the next National Championship

The fatal flaw with picking Ohio State to win the National Championship

5/10/13 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5134 respect

Apr 20, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban during the A-Day game at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY SportsDespite the fact that the SEC has won seven straight college football championships, it's becoming trendy to pick other teams to win the next national championship, even if it means a twist in logic.

For example, some people seem to think that Ohio State's relatively weak schedule (compared to SEC teams) gives them the advantage and makes them the favorite to win the title. According to Dennis Dodd:

"The Buckeyes are favored for now mostly because of what they don't have to do. They don't have to play an SEC schedule -- unlike Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. That makes a second consecutive undefeated season more likely. The Bucks believed they deserved a spot against Alabama a few months ago."

What about the fact that they'll almost certainly have to play an SEC team in the championship game?

By virtue of the conference winning the past seven championships, it's almost a lock that there will be an SEC team in the championship game. Honestly, there SHOULD be, based on the continued excellence of their conference.

Even if there are two undefeated teams in the country, a 1-loss SEC champion would still deserve a chance to play for the championship. And if Ohio State (or anyone else) has to play Alabama, or whoever wins the SEC, there's not much of a chance that they'll win, no matter how easy their previous schedule had been.

Keep predicting a non-SEC champion. It's bound to happen someday, so at some point you might be right. But now isn't the time.
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5/13/13   |   phaetonsls

@mortonslaw  Can you ask more questions of yourself? Can you be a bigger SEC fanboi?  Do you have a team that you cheer for or you a conference whore?  I personally have never cheered for a rival to win, at anything, EVER!  The fact that a people in a conference choose to claim glory based upon conference association is laughable to everyone else in the country outside of the SEC.  No one understands how you claim superiority as a whole by the success of a few?  I'm not disputing the outstanding play by Alabama, LSU and even FLorida as they have represented themselves and their conference well very well in winning championships.  But I myself was cheering for Alabama to win against Michigan.  I wanted Michigan to get their ass kicked simply because they are the skunk weasels up north.  The piss and blue still suck.  That's being the fan of a particular school, not a fanboi of a conference. 

When the rest of the SEC step up and win the NC like 3 teams have previously done then perhaps more respect might be due.  But for the entire conference to ride their coat-tails and cheer for their "supposed" rivals to victorious brings to question the fan base as a whole.  For fans of schools like Tennessee, Georgia, Ole Miss, and the like to cheer SEC instead of being disgusted with their teams losing shows the disparity of the lesser schools within the conference.

I have never yelled GO BLUE in hopes of the BIG being promoted at the national level.  It might not be the best marketing plan for the BIG or PAC or Big 12, but it is fans being true to their teams.

5/13/13   |   barrymacaukiner

It says here that OSU won't even be in the Bullsh*t Championship Series (BCS) national title game.

The presumptions as to the Bucknuts' 2013 season are hilariously arrogant.

5/10/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

And Ohio State barely beat Michigan. What did Bama do to Michigan?

5/10/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

The Big Ten was an embarrassment last year. If you do the math, didn't Notre Dame nearly lose to a few of those schools? So what would Alabama have done against any Big Ten school?