Monday, September 21, 2009
Buckeyes win by 38, drop 2 spots in AP poll
In the new AP poll, the Buckeyes have dropped from #11 to #13. Huh? So, let me get this straight. The Buckeyes, who have been criticized for the inability to put away lesser opponents, go out and beat Toledo 38-0. And that is not enough for the team just to maintain its position in the polls? Exactly what do the Buckeyes have to do? Would it have helped if the Buckeyes won 73-0? Would that have been enough to keep them from falling in the polls?
Not to play the "everybody hates Ohio State" card, but can you imagine this happening to any other team? Georgia, for example, beat unranked Arkansas by 11. Maybe Arkansas is better than Toledo, but Georgia gave up 41 points to an unranked team and still managed to move up 2 spots from 23 to 21. North Carolina beat East Carolina by 2 touchdowns and moved up 2 spots. And for crying out loud, Houston was idle this weekend and moved up 4 spots. There are only a couple explanations for this: either Mark May had every vote in the AP poll this week, or this is all part of the International Wolverine Conspiracy.