BTN.com staff, November 11, 2013
(AP) Bring on `Bama. Florida State, too. Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer made it clear Monday that he believes the Buckeyes are better than No. 3. Spencer had a chance to watch two-time defending national champion Alabama and second-ranked Florida State last weekend while the Buckeyes had an open date.
"I guess I'm a little biased but I think we'd wipe the field with both of them," said Spencer with a chuckle. The junior, who is the son of former Ohio State and NFL player and coach Tim Spencer, added, "That's just my bias speaking."
Actually, Spencer didn't mention Florida State. Asked if he was referring to the Seminoles, he said, "Whoever."
Urban Meyer took a very different approach to making it known that he thinks the Buckeyes deserve a chance to play for the national title.
Meyer said he voted the Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) No. 2 on his USA Today coaches' poll ballot – behind Alabama but ahead of Florida State.
"I believe we have Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State," Meyer said of his ballot. He couldn't remember the order of the next two teams, between Stanford and Baylor.
Asked for his rationale in voting that way, Meyer said, "I had us (No.) 2 all year. I just think we're playing like one of the top teams in the country right now."
The coaches' poll is used in the BCS standings formula.
Here's one of Spencer's 2013 highlights: