I've seen every LSU game this season, and I've seen more than half of Ohio State's games. I just don't see that Ohio State has been particularly tested against an elite team. Referring to my computer rankings
, the best team that the Buckeyes have beaten is #23 Penn State. They played one team ranked higher (Illinois) and lost at home.
LSU has played and beaten four teams (#6 Virginia Tech, #13 Tennessee, #17 Florida, and #21 Auburn) who are all better than anyone OSU has beaten.
team - winning % - opponents' winning % - opponents' opponents' winning % - quality wins
LSU - .846 - .535 - .546 - VT
OSU - .909 - .478 - .532 - none
LSU is stronger, faster, and just better. I'd be surprised if LSU doesn't win by at least 14.
This post was edited on 1/3 at 4:47 pm