The Ohio State Buckeyes, unfortunately for them, were not allowed to participate in any postseason action last season. The program's probation cost the team an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game as they posted a perfect 12-0 record. If the latest 2013 College Football Predictions from 5Dimes are any indication, the Buckeyes, who are no longer suspended from bowl play, may get their BCS shot this year. Ohio State is the favorite to win the Big Ten Championship at -115 odds and it is a second pick to Alabama, at +625 odds ($100 wins $625), to win the 2014 BCS National Championship. The Buckeyes are also drawing -165 odds ($165 wins $100) to win Over 10.5 regular season games.
Ohio State should coast through its non-conference schedule, which includes meetings with Buffalo, San Diego State, and California, but it will face some challenges, as every team does, in league play.
The Buckeyes most daunting conference assignments would appear to be home games against Wisconsin and Penn State and road outings opposite Northwestern and Michigan. Ohio State is favored (Golden Nugget) in each of those games, but it does figure to fall somewhere and any one of those four contests look like viable upset spots.
Ohio State Buckeyes 2013 College Football Predictions:
Ohio State Odds to win the 2014 BCS National Championship +625
Ohio State Odds to win the 2013 Big Ten Championship -115 (one of 12)
Ohio State Odds to win the Big Ten Leaders Division -465 (one of six)
Ohio State Regular Season Wins: Over 10.5 (-165), Under 10.5 (+135)
Ohio State Buckeyes 2013 Schedule:
9/7 San Diego State
9/14 at California
9/21 Florida A&M
10/5 at Northwestern
10/26 Penn State
11/2 at Purdue
11/16 at Illinois
11/30 at Michigan
BCS Title Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide
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