Ohio State is a heavy favorite to run the table this season because of its talent, coaching and schedule.
The Buckeyes drop Michigan State and Nebraska from last year's more difficult slate, replacing them with Northwestern and Iowa. While those two games will both be difficult in their own right, they seem preferable to games against the Spartans and Huskers.
Nowhere is Ohio State's schedule advantage more evident than at quarterback. The list of signal-callers it plays is laden with inexperience or sheer lack of talent.
In a quarterback-driven sport, that should make the Buckeyes' path to Pasadena all the more favorable.
There are still a few guys they should watch out for, though.