Top overall seed. Favorites to win the NCAA championship. Easy road. Dominant team throughout the year. No, I'm not talking about Ohio State.
I'm talking about Kansas, last year.
Being the favorite doesn't necessarily mean everyone lies down and lets Goliath walk over them. Northern Iowa certainly didn't, and that was the downfall of the Jayhawks in 2010.
For some reason, I don't see it happening to the Buckeyes this year.
While everyone talks about the lack of a great team, I don't agree. Ohio State has been great. Its resume shows it. Two losses, both on the road against top-tier teams, is not something to be upset about. It's not like the Buckeyes lost at home (Kansas) or got beat by an inferior team (Duke).
So, since the Buckeyes have to win six games, here is a reason per round why they will be cutting down the nets in April.