Ineligible Buckeyes cost themselves shot at national title

Ohio State’s decision to impose its postseason ban in 2012 instead of last year looks dumber and dumber as each week passes by.

After their win over Wisconsin, the Buckeyes are 11-0 on the season and are just one of two remaining undefeated teams in college football.

By choosing to be ineligible this season instead of last, the Buckeyes cost themselves a shot at playing in the BCS National Championship game.

Ohio State is currently ranked No. 4 in the AP poll, but if they were eligible, the voters would probably rank the Buckeyes No. 2 — ahead of the slew of one-loss teams.

Last year the Buckeyes finished 6-6 in the regular season and were playing in a meaningless bowl game against 6-6 Florida.

Why would anyone not accept the postseason ban in the 6-6 season?

Six wins is the fewest a team can have and still make a bowl game. If Ohio State won fewer games the next season, then the ban means nothing because it would miss the postseason anyway. If they win more games, then the Buckeyes go to a better bowl.

Think the Buckeyes want to re-do that decision?