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Major expectations for Ohio St. in 2017

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(TSX / STATS) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer has set the bar so high at Ohio State that anything short of a Big Ten championship and a berth in the College Football Playoff is considered a disappointment.

If the pollsters and pundits are right, Ohio State fans and players won't be disappointed this season after the team finished 11-2 a year ago, losing in a CFP semifinal and to Penn State during the regular season.

"Obviously, we weren't at the top a year ago," Meyer said. "We were near the top. And Ohio State is always going to be there. I mean, it should be one of the top schools in our conference. And other than that, I think (preseason rankings), that's just respect for our players, respect that we recruited some good players and means no consequence at all in how we do our business."


AP Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Clemson (14-1)
2 Alabama (14-1)
3 USC (10-3)
4 Washington (12-2)
5 Oklahoma (11-2)
6 Ohio State (11-2)
7 Penn State (11-3)
8 Florida State (10-3)
9 Wisconsin (11-3)
10 Michigan (10-3)
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Coaches Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (0-0)
2 Ohio State (0-0)
3 Florida State (0-0)
4 USC (0-0)
5 Clemson (0-0)
6 Penn State (0-0)
7 Washington (0-0)
8 Oklahoma (0-0)
9 Michigan (0-0)
10 Wisconsin (0-0)
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