Ohio State Football Ranking?
It is unbelievable that anyone would put Ohio State with there weak Schedule even in the top ten they have played no one. Its unbelievable that the NCAA and the AP would even consider a team with a weak schedule like that to be in the top 10. There are alot of one loss teams out there who have played qaulity opponents. Ohio State and michigan get away with scheduling 3 to 4 Division 1AA opponents every year
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Ohio State has played only one 1AA oponent ever, and that was this year (Youngstown State). Ohio State schedules one major out of conference opponent every year. This year that opponent was Washington. When the game Ohio State - Washington game was scheduled (in the early 90's), Washington was considered the best program in the Pac 10.
In the future Ohio State has home and homes scheduled with USC (2008 & 2009), Miami (2010 &2011 - scheduled when everyone thought Miami was the best team in college football), Cal (2012 &2013), Va Tech (2014 &2015), and Oklahoma (2016 & 2017). In 2005 and 2006 Ohio State played Texas.
Ohio State has recently attempted to schedule OOC games with SEC schools, but the SEC schools all decline. Only Tenessee seems to regularly schedule major OOC opponents.
Compare that to the best out of conference opponent some SEC schools play. LSU had Va Tech this year, but that is an exception. Last year Arizona was their top OOC opponent and the year before it was Arizona State. Alabama only plays cupcakes OOC. Florida at least plays Florida St which is usually tougher than Georgia which only plays Georgia Tech. Auburn was kept out of the BCS in 2004 when their OOC schedule was Louisiana-Monroe, The Citadel (1AA), and Louisiana Tech.Source(s): http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia_team_i... is a good place to look at teams' schedules