ESPN's David Pollack on the B1G: 'It's Ohio State and then everybody else'
Everyone knew Ohio State was a favorite entering the 2020 college football season. But ESPN’s David Pollack believes the Buckeyes are in a category by themselves when it comes to the B1G.
In a recent episode of the CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack and Negandhi, Pollack talked about the teams to keep an eye on in the B1G this season. There’s no doubt Ohio State is at the top of the list.
“It’s Ohio State and then everybody else,” Pollack said. “Let’s be honest. That’s what we’ve seen. The talent discrepancy shows that. Look at the NFL Draft every, single year. It’s insane. Ohio State recruits on another level. They have kids that are on another level. They have Justin Fields, who’s now going to be one of the front runners for the Heisman Trophy. They have so much defensive talent. … It’s just not fair. It’s an embarrassment of riches.
“Now we start talking about everyone else. Penn State has done a good job of being a thorn in their side. They’ve played them tough. Michigan has kind of played them tough, somewhat, a couple of years ago. But they’ve lost eight straight to the Buckeyes. Michigan State, where are they now? Wisconsin, where are they at this year now without Jonathan Taylor? It’s Ohio State. That’s all I can say. They’re the commanding leader in the clubhouse every time.”
While Pollack suggests Penn State could present some problems for Ohio State, he really thinks the Buckeyes are in a class by themselves. But, in a unique season, anything could happen.
Pollack’s comments echo those of Kirk Herbstreit and Paul Finebaum, who both believe the Buckeyes are top contenders for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
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