How many couches are burning in Columbus last night following Ohio State's narrow loss? After being humiliated in its most recent BCS appearances, losing in the final moments had to be a nice relief to Ohio State. Although, it would have been fitting if Ohio State had been the beneficiary of another controversial pass interference call late in a BCS game to win.
But it was not to be.
However, something needs to be done about the Big Ten. They aren't in danger of losing their automatic BCS bowl bid. At least not yet. But voters should take it upon themselves to rectify this situation by refusing to put any Big Ten team in the preseason Top 25. They no longer have that right.
But that's just a dream. We know that Ohio State will start next season in the AP Top 25. They will likely lose at home to USC, fall only a few slots and then be right there at the top of the miserable Big Ten to once again ruin the BCS Championship Game. It's going to happen, whether you like it or not.
The voters can stop this though, but keeping the Big Ten out of the preseason Top 25. And that is going to be The Hater Nation's cause for 2009.