Baylor, TCU Did Not Get Snubbed

Two plus two does not equal five, or even six.

That is the reality of the College Football Playoff. With five major conferences, it is assured at least one would not be represented and their would be the inevitable controversy and at one team being ‘snubbed’.

Snub is one of my favorite terms in sports media, right alongside ‘choke’ and a team ‘controlling it’s own destiny’.

Which brings us to Ohio State being selected over TCU and Baylor by the selection committee just five days after the previous ranking deemed TCU better than Florida State for the number three seed.

So after thrashing lowly Iowa State 55-3, the Horned Frogs dropped not only behind the Seminoles, but also Ohio State and Baylor.

NCAA Tournament Re-Rack: Ranking the Sweet 16 Teams 1-16 Based on Computer Simulation Results

How would the remaining 16 teams in the 2013 NCAA basketball field do in a conference against each other? This ranking gives you an idea.

80 Years Ago Today, The Michigan Marching Band Did the First Ever “Script Ohio” Formation

Perhaps no marching band formation is more recognizable than the Ohio State Marching Band’s “Script Ohio.” The tradition goes back exactly 80 years to October 15, 1932, when a band on the field at Ohio Stadium in Columbus first spelled “Ohio” in perfect cursive. But that band didn’t belong to Ohio State. It was visiting from Ann Arbor.

Final Four Preview Podcast: Louisville-Kentucky, Kansas-Ohio State Breakdown and National Championship Game Prediction

In episode #29 of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, our final March Madness edition, Andy is joined by Raphielle Johnson of CollegeHoopsNet.com to preview this weekend’s Final Four.

Kansas-Ohio State Final Four Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In the other Final Four game, Ohio State and Thad Matta with be facing Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks.

Ohio State To The Final Four: Tickets, Date, Time, TV Info

The second Elite 8 game has ended, and the Ohio State Buckeyes are heading to the Final Four. This quick post provides all the basic info for the 2012 Final Four, as well as links to purchase tickets.

Elite 8 Viewer’s Guide: TV Schedule, Tip Times, Announcers, Point Spreads, and Previews

Here is the complete Elite 8 TV schedule, including the tip times, announcers, and point spreads for each game, plus links to Andy’s previews and predictions.

Elite 8 TV Schedule: Tip Times and Announcers Saturday Regional Final Games

The TV schedule for Saturday’s regional final games in the East and West Regions has been announced. See below.

Syracuse-Ohio State Elite 8 Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

To kick our Elite 8 coverage off, here is a preview of the East Regional Final game between #1 seed Syracuse and #2 seed Ohio State. Yes, despite the loss of Fab Melo, chalk prevailed in Boston.

16 Sweet Facts About This Year’s Sweet Sixteen

The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament Regional Semifinals, better known as the Sweet Sixteen, begin tonight. To get you ready for the Regional Semis, here are sixteen facts about this year’s Sweet Sixteen.

Sweet 16 Primer: Syracuse-Wisconsin and Ohio State-Cincinnati Preview, Prediction, Poll, Spreads, and TV Info

Could we have an all-Big Ten Elite 8 in the East Region? Can Syracuse overcome the injury of Fab Melo in yet another tournament game? Who will win the unexpected battle of Ohio? Let’s find out.

Ohio State-Cincinnati Sweet 16 Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the East Region Sweet 16 matchup between the #1 seed Ohio State and 6th-seeded Cincinnati.

Ohio State-Gonzaga Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the East Region’s second round matchup between #2 Ohio State and the 7th-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs.

March Madness: Bracket Predictions and Final 4 Picks for 2012 NCAA Tournament

After pumping out team profiles, regional breakdowns, and game previews, Andy Bottoms shares his NCAA Tournament picks with March Madness finally upon us.

March Madness: Bracket Picks For 2012 NCAA Tournament

Jerod already submitted his “official” bracket, but he’s submitting another one, for both fun and the sport of it, to see if he can more accurately predict the tournament through either a) a rigid, flawed statistical system or b) through instinct, intellect, and the insight of folks like Andy Bottoms.