Ohio State Graces the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Ohio State Graces the Cover of Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated Cover

Ohio State Graces the Cover of Sports Illustrated

The annual college football preview edition of Sports Illustrated hits news stands on August 11th and the Ohio State Buckeyes are featured on the cover.

By Eric Geier

Five Regional Covers

    First, don’t get too excited because the Buckeyes weren’t the only team to be chosen for the cover. SI printed five regional covers including covers with Georgia, USC, Missouri and Florida. Todd Boeckman, James Laurinaitis and Chris Wells were the players selected to represent the Buckeyes on the regional cover.

Preseason Poll

    SI has the Buckeyes ranked number two behind Georgia, but in front of USC. They have Missouri at number four and Florida at number five. Sports Illustrated predicts Ohio State in yet another BCS Title game against Georgia. They also predict another outright Big Ten title for the Bucks despite a 7-1 conference record. SI “experts” also place James Laurinaitis and Chris wells on the pre-season All-American team.

Sports Illustrated BCS Bowl Predictions

Rose Bowl- USC vs. Wisconsin
Orange Bowl- Clemson vs. West Virginia
Sugar Bowl- Florida vs. Oklahoma
Fiesta Bowl- Arizona State vs. Missouri
BCS Championship- Ohio State vs. Georgia

The Sports Illustrated Top 20

1.)    Georgia
2.)    Ohio State
3.)    USC
4.)    Missouri
5.)    Florida
6.)    Oklahoma
7.)    Auburn
8.)    Texas Tech
9.)    LSU
10.)   Wisconsin
11.)   Clemson
12.)   Tennessee
13.)   Texas
14.)   West Virgnia
15.)   Kansas
16.)   Arizona State
17.)   BYU
18.)   Oregon State
19.)   Pittsburgh
20.)   Oregon

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Ohio State 2017 Football Schedule

Cotton Bowl v USC 12/29 24-7

Big Ten Football Championship 27-21
Thu, Aug 31 @ Indiana 49-21

Sat, Sep 9 vs Oklahoma 16-31

Sat, Sep 16 vs Army 38-7

Sat, Sep 23 vs UNLV 54-21

Sat, Sep 30 @ Rutgers 56-0

Sat, Oct 7 vs Maryland 62-14

Sat, Oct 14 @ Nebraska 56-14

Sat, Oct 28 vs Penn State 39-38

Sat, Nov 4 @ Iowa 24-55

Sat, Nov 11 vs MI State 48-3

Sat, Nov 18 vs Illinois 52-14

Sat, Nov 25 @ Michigan 31-20

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