I like the Buckeyes final rankings , over the last 5 years , more than Wisconsin's , in fact , I like the Buckeyes Final rankings , over the last 5 years , more than a lot of teams …
As for comparing the difference , between preseason to final rankings.... Here is how I interpret them ….
When you are ranked high preseason 1 loss can drop a team 4 or 5 spots …. when you are ranked low preseason 8 or 9 wins can move you up quite a bit …
I also noticed that , over the last 5 years, the Buckeyes have finished 5th, 6th,4th , 1st, and 12th … I will take that all the time … I have also noticed , over the last 5 season , Wisconsin has never finished the season ranked higher than the Buckeyes …
Wisconsin's rankings are a little deceiving … they start preseason ranked low … but when they dominate a Division that the little Sister's of the Poor could dominate , and win 8 or 9 games , they get an undeserved boost in the rankings ….
Oh I wouldn't trade the success of OSU with Wisconsin...I was simply showing you where Wisconsin has not necessarily been hyped and not followed through
They generally finish at or above where the preseason expectations were and they are consistently inn the top 25 with some top 10s sprinkled in with recruiting classes outside top 30 which is pretty impressive.
I mean they went 13-1 last season. For a team recruiting at an average level, that is not to bad. That division is about to get a lot better too with Frost at Nebraska and NW pumping serious cash into the program. Iowa will always be up and down but they are still a decent program.
Brohm also has things moving in the right direction at Purdue