BCS Rankings 2011: Ohio State and 3 Teams That Should Never Sniff Rankings

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 15, 2011

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 8: Wide receiver Jamal Turner #10 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers fights for the ball with defensive back Orhian Johnson #19 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during their game at Memorial Stadium October 8, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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The BCS Rankings are almost upon us and many powerhouses are going to be on the far outside looking in.

The schools likely fancied their chances going into the season but did not realize how far they had to climb to get to the status that everyone else is at.

Here are three schools that, no matter what happens on Saturday, will still be very far from seeing a ranking.

Ohio State

Jim Tressel leaving was the right thing after the situation that happened. The scandal was too big for him to retain his post.

That being said, Ohio State should have tried to do something, anything, to retain him in some capacity.

Tressel’s presence not being with the Buckeyes, along with Terrelle Pryor being gone, have Ohio State in a sense of turmoil and destruction.

Their strong program—which was ranked going into the season—has fallen so quickly that no matter what they do they will not see a ranking again this season.

With three losses there is no way they deserve anything more than to be a spectator.


Indiana is a perennial big shot. They always have a squad that seems like it could contend but with only one win on the season there is no way that Indiana can scrape together anything that would appear respectable at this point in time.

The Big Ten is strong and the competition is too much for Indiana to come away with anything worth noting this season.

The current game they are involved in against Wisconsin shows how, besides their running back Stephen Houston, they have no one that is a true threat.


TCU is another school that seems to always be in the talks for something. This season they have two losses and a very weak schedule to make their case that they are nothing special.

The Mountain West Conference, away from Boise State, will not give TCU any tough time; yet, they just are not the team of past seasons.

The Horned Frogs this season can score and get the ball into the end zone but they can just as easily get scored on and this is why when the BCS Rankings come out they should be nowhere near them.