Ohio State coach Urban Meyer won’t be watching when the first College Football Playoff rankings are released this evening. After putting up some gaudy numbers in a 5-0 start to the season the Buckeye offense has sputtered in recent weeks and they take a 7-1 record into Saturday’s game against Nebraska.
“I won’t look at it”, said Meyer. “I’m sure people will tell me about it, including my person of 27 years of marriage will tell me about it when I get home. It is not going to change the way we work and we have got to improve and play well Saturday against a very good team.”
Meyer says the Buckeyes are not explosive as they have been but they are making progress. After falling at Penn State the Buckeyes had to fight off Northwestern 24-20 to stay a game behind second ranked Michigan in The Big Ten East division race.
Meyer is not surprised the Huskers have turned things around in Mike Riley’s second year at the helm.
“First of all they have very good players”, added Meyer. “The previous staff loaded them up really good and it’s Nebraska. He is utilizing his talent very well and we did not play them last year but they were close to having a great year. They had a couple of real closes losses.”