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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Jan 1st Rose Bowl v Washington
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Sep. 1 Oregon State Beavers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET

Sep. 8 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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Sep. 15 at TCU Horned Frogs
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Sep. 22 Tulane Green Wave
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

Sep. 29 at Penn State Nittany Lions
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Oct. 6 Indiana Hoosiers (HC)
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Oct. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers
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Oct. 20 at Purdue Boilermakers
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Nov. 3 Nebraska Cornhuskers
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Nov. 10 at Michigan State Spartans
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Nov. 17 at Maryland Terrapins
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Nov. 24 Michigan Wolverines
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