Athlon Sports Has Ohio State Winning the Big Ten, In The Playoff

Athlon Sports Has Ohio State Winning the Big Ten, In The Playoff

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Athlon Sports Has Ohio State Winning the Big Ten, In The Playoff


It’s that time of year for all the preseason mags to hit the newstands, and one of our favorite is Athlon Sports. The annual publication has high hopes for Ohio State this year.


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Athlon Sports Has Ohio State Winning the Big Ten, In The Playoff

Do you patiently wait for all the preseason college football magazines to come out? Do you run through the grocery store and walk down the magazine isle on the way to the bread and milk this time of year?

Well, if you have, then you know it’s that time again. Time for all the fun and nonsense that is the college football preseason preview mags to hit the news stands. To that end, Athlon has released its preview with Nick Bosa adorning the cover in the Midwest, and there’s a lot to like in it if you are an Ohio State fan.

That’s because Athlon has the Buckeyes winning the Big Ten and making the College Football Playoff. Now, before you get too excited, Athlon also has Ohio State matching up with — and losing — to Alabama in a semifinal. So, there’s that.

Of course nobody should be surprised by the high expectations in Columbus. Ohio State has either been a part of the playoff, or knocking on the door each of the four years since the current format was implemented back in 2014.

And while, the Buckeyes just missed out last year and in 2015, this year’s team is loaded too with perhaps the deepest its been in recent memory at the skill positions, and a defense that should be built to bridge the gap of some of thee losses to the NFL. It is — after all — Ohio State.

Of course how far the Buckeyes will go will ultimately depend on how effective new quarterback Dwayne Haskins is in the Urban Meyer spread. Can he go to Penn State and deliver, and what about going against what should be a light’s out defense again vs. Michigan?

Time will tell, but for now at least — the standard preseason hype seems to be high on Urban Meyer’s chances of getting back to the playoff.

 

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