Why Not The Buckeyes?

Today I’d like to introduce a new weekly feature here on Scarlet and Game called “Must-Read Monday.” Each week, one article from around the web that we feel all Buckeye fans need to check out.

In this week’s Must-Read Monday, we showcase a piece by The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Dan Lesmerises in which he talks with the only AP voter that picked Ohio State as the number-one team in the country. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

This week, we’re showcasing an article by Doug Lesmerises of the Columbus Dispatch, where he talks with the one AP voter who picked the Buckeyes as the number one team in the country. That writer is Bob Asmussen of the Champaign (Illinois) News-Gazette.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

So, why Ohio State?

“Someone has to beat the SEC at some point. Why not the Buckeyes?” Asmussen told Cleveland.com in a phone interview Saturday after the poll was released.

That seems to be the point of this entire season – find a worthy opponent for the SEC champ. Meyer said Saturday that the Buckeyes aren’t elite. In the two preseason polls, by the coaches and the media, Alabama received 116 first-place votes, Ohio State got four, and Texas A&M and Georgia received one each. The coaches don’t make their ballots public, so other than CBSSports.com writer Dennis Dodd, who ranked the Buckeyes first in his rankings on that site, Asmussen stands as the voice of the minority leaning more toward Columbus than Tuscaloosa.

Here’s the link to the whole article: http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2013/08/talking_with_the_ap_college_fo.html

Do you agree? Should the Buckeyes have been Number One?

Topics: College Football, NCAA, Ohio State Buckeyes

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