Who's in your Magic Eight?
While we agree with Arizona, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina and UCLA, we're not so sure about Tennessee and Washington State. We were on the fence with Wisconsin, but after the Badgers completely outplayed Ohio State on Tuesday (the game wasn't nearly as the 72-69 score indicted), we think they have a good shot. But Washington State and Tennessee? We don't see either making it past the Sweet 16.
Our Magic Eight would've included Ohio State and Oklahoma State in place of the Vols and Cougars. When all is said and done, Greg Oden and his fully healed right wrist will lead the Buckeyes into the national championship against the Gators, and just like Glendale on Monday night, Florida will be left holding the hardware.
Who's in your Magic Eight? Who did we leave out? Who are we overrating? Who will end up winning it all?
Next Year's CFB Top 10
4. Ohio State
5. West Virginia
10. Virginia Tech
Now it's time to hear from you. Who is ranked too high? Too low? Who do you think will be national champions this time next year?
Florida v. Ohio State - Who's Gonna Win?
So of the 31 bowl games played thus far, the best two were played a mere 21 miles apart -- which brings us to tonight. Ohio State is a seven-point favorite and many feel Florida doesn't deserve to play in this game, much less win. But stranger things have happened. It was only four years ago that a Miami team -- which was favored by 11.5 points -- fell to these same Buckeyes 31-24 in overtime.
Though Florida is a heavy underdog, we think the Gators can pull it off. They have a superior defensive line that can contain Troy Smith, athletic receivers who can break plays (see Percy Harvin and Jemalle Cornelius) and a freshman named Tim Tebow with a few big plays in him. Ohio State is the more talented team, but talent doesn't win games, players do, and we like the Gators more than the Buckeyes. Who do you like?
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