The AP top 10 is probably a little different than how the BCS top 10 will shake out, but let’s talk about some predictions for what we know at this point. The BCS rankings will be released at 8:30 EST this evening.
No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes
I’ve never really have liked Ohio State in the top 5 this season, but after a mauling of Penn State yesterday, I don’t know why. Maybe it was the extremely weak early schedule. Maybe it was the close wins over Wisconsin and Northwestern in consecutive weeks. Either way, there’s no doubt the Buckeyes are going to be in the national title race til the end.
Nov. 2 – @ Purdue
Nov. 16 – @ Illinois
Nov. 23 – Indiana
Nov. 30 – @ #23 Michigan
The only possible prediction is 11-0 going into the Big House on Nov. 30th. This is one of those seasons where teams like Michigan are rising up at home and ruining dream seasons, but could the Wolverines do it to Ohio State? I really don’t know.
If Michigan goes on to win this weekend against Michigan State, that final game could be for their trip to the Big 10 championship game. Simply for the sake of bringing the ultimate drama to the top 5 picture, I’m going to say that UM gets it done in an electric setting at home to set up an epic rivalry championship game between the same two teams a week later.
A championship game between a cocky Michigan and angry Ohio State would be the best conference championship game of the year.