Yesterday, Jim Tressel was awarded this by the University:
And today, the Buckeyes were named the number one team in the country by both the Associate Press and the Coaches Polls.
Being number one in October is nice, but there’s a lot of football yet to be played. Tress himself said (emphasis added):
“You take a look at the Top 10 week to week and the precarious nature of any ranking is obvious – just review the change in the makeup of the Top 10 between the beginning of the season until now. The Buckeyes know what’s it’s like to have a target on our back, especially since we are now well into Big Ten play. We expect that every team will give us its best shot. How we respond will determine our ultimate ranking.“
However, it would be special, to say the least, if the season also included another trophy along the way-