Sound Off: Ohio State is 12-0 and is not listed in the BCS standings. Everyone assumes that if Alabama wins its final game it will meet Notre Dame in the BCS title game. Why not Ohio State?
The Buckeyes, undefeated under first-year coach Urban Meyer, are serving a one-year postseason ban for NCAA rules violations that took place when Jim Tressel was coach. Tressel was found guilty of lying to NCAA investigators and players were found guilty of trading Ohio State memorabilia for free tattoos.
Ohio State has improved from 6-6 a year ago. Ed Warinner, the offensive coordinator for Kansas University under Mark Mangino when Todd Reesing was the quarterback, is in his first season as co-offensive coordinator at Ohio State.