The Ohio State football program has had one of the best offseasons of anyone in college football. Not only did they finish strong on the recruiting front for the 2024 recruiting class, but they also added a lot of talent from the transfer portal. They also upgraded at offensive coordinator too.
All of that positive momentum has Ohio State football fans feeling good about the team heading into next season. They are one of the favorites to win the Big Ten and possibly even a national title. Vegas seems to love them too based on the win totals released for them.
Ohio State's win total is set at over/under 10.5 for next season. That's the highest in the conference, tied with Oregon. That makes sense considering all of the talent that both programs bring back next season. What doesn't make sense is how much Vegas still loves Michigan.
TTUN has their over/under set at 9.5 wins. That's despite them losing 44 seniors, including most of their impact players on offense. They also had their coaching staff completely gutted and basically have to start from scratch with the staff on the defensive side of the ball.
Yes, TTUN is the defending national champ (I just threw up in my mouth typing that sentence), but they have lost way too much to be that respected. Besides the talent loss on the staff and on the roster, their schedule is brutal. They play Texas, USC, Oregon, at Washington, and at Ohio State.
There's no way they win at least three of those games. The under seems like the smart play there. As for the Buckeyes, they have two games to be concerned about. That's at Oregon and The Game. They just have to win one of those games to hit the over.
For Ryan Day's sake, I hope he wins The Game. At any rate, the Ohio State Buckeyes are ready to make a deep run.