I know this won't win me any points on my wife's side of the family, but I was a little surprised when I saw this week's Sports Illustrated. It's the College Preview issue and on the cover the have the preseason rankings.
Ohio State is #2 - again.
A team from the SEC is #1 - again.
Now, I can understand an SEC team taking the top spot. That conference has built itself into a football powerhouse.
But to keep having an SEC team and Ohio State 1-2 is starting to seem a little played out now.
Yes, maybe the Buckeyes do have a stellar defense. Possibly great enough to stop a high-powered SEC offense. But how about we knock OSU down a few notches and let them play up (if that is really where they belong) instead of setting them up high only to end up disappointing later on.
Of course, this is all coming from the guy who stands behind Notre Dame every year and is disappointed when he doesn't see them in anybody's preseason top ten.