In other words, I should have trusted my instinct. I thought better of it on Monday and made a quick prediction on Mavpuck.com, since I didn't have time to blog it. So as Florida ran up and down the field on the Buckeyes, I wasn't all that surprised. They play great football in the SEC, and the Big 10 is continually overrated, plus factor in the extra layoff the Buckeyes had as well as the Heisman jinx.
For what it's worth, here's my top 5 for the 2006 season:
- Boise State
- Southern Cal
- Ohio State
In other words, forget the preseason hype and look at what Ohio State did this season on the field. Since nobody beat Boise State, you have to give them credit. LSU was about as dominant as anybody in college football (especially with the BeauxShirt defense), so they get #3. The difference between USC and Ohio State? How they did against Michigoon, and the Rose Bowel gives the Trojans the edge here.