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Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer said on Twitter that he should have chosen his words more carefully when he declared the No. 3 Buckeyes would "wipe the field" with either No. 1 Alabama or No. 2 Florida State. Coach Urban Meyer wasn't pleased that Spencer spoke out, It turns out that Meyer has been ranking his team No. 2 all along in the coaches' poll -- even ahead of former No. 2 Oregon, before the Ducks' loss to Stanford. This might be the first we've heard of this argument, but as long as all three teams keep winning, it won't be the last.
Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:
Something's gotta give
Nick Saban and Alabama have won two straight BCS titles, but Urban Meyer has yet to lose since taking over at Ohio State.
Don't forget about me
Jameis Winston has earned headlines at Florida State, but the Buckeyes' Braxton Miller has thrown for 15 touchdowns this season.
Mariota's Heisman chances
Thursday's 26-20 loss to Stanford dealt a severe blow to Oregon's BCS title aspirations, but how will it impact Marcus Mariota's Heisman hopes? The Ducks' superstar quarterback delivered an underwhelming performance against the No. 5 Cardinal. Does Mariota still have a shot at the Heisman? Who gets your vote right now?
CFB: (4) Ohio St. at (16) N'western
Is it possible? Could Northwestern be a real Big Ten contender? Let's not get ahead of ourselves; first the No. 16 Wildcats must handle visiting, undefeated and fourth-ranked Ohio State. It's one of NU's biggest regular-season games ever, and carries with it a rather ominous number: The Buckeyes have won 28 of the past 29 meetings. Then again, Ohio State didn't exactly thrash Wisconsin last week in Columbus. Might this be the time for coach Pat Fitzgerald & Co.?
CFB: (23) Wisconsin at (4) Ohio State
Two weeks ago, a bizarre finish doomed Wisconsin to a controversial loss at Arizona State. But imagine if that had gone a different way, and both the Badgers and Buckeyes entered Saturday's game in Columbus undefeated. Not that this matchup isn't mouthwatering as is; between the nation's leading rusher (Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon) and Ohio State's potential Kenny Guiton/Braxton Miller QB situation, there are some intriguing names to go along with the rankings. So who gets a leg up in the Big Ten race?