Buckeyes’ fans have a different argument this year than they did last year.
Ohio State’s argument for the College Football Playoff this year is certainly different than it was last year.
In 2016, the Buckeyes were a non-conference champion with a ton of great wins.
In 2017, the Buckeyes are a potential conference champion with two losses.
Kirk Herbstreit thinks this is “ironic.”
Here’s what he said about Ohio State on last night’s College Football Playoff rankings show:
“What Ohio State basically has to hope happens is that Alabama wins out. If Alabama wins out — if you look at the teams ahead of them — then Auburn and Georgia are out of the mix. If Ohio State beats Wisconsin, that puts Wisconsin out of the mix. … Kind of ironic, fellas. Last year, Ohio State fans last year were saying, ‘The Big Ten championship doesn’t matter.’ This year, they’re going to be saying, “Hey, the Big Ten championship should matter.”
He’s right, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Ohio State fans are wrong…