National media will never make the mistake of undervaluing one of America’s most talented rosters again during the Ryan Day era at Ohio State.
The Buckeyes have snapped the Big Ten’s multi-year drought with a Playoff team this fall with one of the impressive regular-season stretches this decade, anchored by two Heisman finalists and a third dominant player who should’ve probably received an invite.
Second-ranked Ohio State has conquered every obstacle in its path with relative ease, sans Saturday’s Big Ten Championship final, and now will try and close the deal against potentially two unbeatens in the final four to carry the Big Ten torch on center stage.
Day, by the way, isn’t concerned his team dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the final selection committee rankings and has the toughest road to a title.
“LSU has had an unbelievable season,” Day said over the weekend. “I think what Joe (Burrow) has done and what that team has done, they’ve done an unbelievable job. What Clemson has done, I could see that argument, as well. They’re the defending national champs, and they haven’t lost a game since and played great football.
“At the end of the day, you’ve got to beat the best to go win the national championship, and certainly Clemson is that. What matters at the end of the year is who’s No. 1, not right now.”
Ohio State wasn’t the only Big Ten team who enjoyed a banner campaign, however.
Heading into bowl season, here’s a look at the Big