The first order of business for Ohio State is to take care of a Michigan team that is thoroughly outclassed by the Buckeyes at nearly every position, especially on defense. I have faith that Jim Tressel will have his men ready for the game and that they will dispose of the Wolverines.
Therefore, this slideshow was produced under the assumption that OSU will win its seventh straight against the Buckeyes' rivals from the “school up north.” Thus, this slideshow will err on the side of well-rounded speculation.
The two most likely scenarios for OSU’s eighth BCS bowl in ten years under Tressel are the Orange Bowl and the Sugar Bowl.
OSU has not been to the Orange Bowl since Tressel took over and has only been there once before, in 1977, when OSU defeated Colorado 27-10.
As far as the Scarlet and Gray’s Sugar Bowl history, the team is 1-2. Its lone win came in 1999 against Texas A&M and the losses were to Alabama (1978) and Florida State (1998).
So how do the Buckeyes matchup against potential bowl opponents? Here are three most likely opponents, in order, that OSU stands to face in its bowl game.