When it comes to Ohio State's 2012 season, the possibility the Buckeyes finish undefeated and all the scenarios involving what might have been past the regular season, go ahead and take a moment to dream.
But dream realistically. To extend the "what-if" scenarios involving the undefeated but bowl-banned Buckeyes all the way to Jan. 7 and the BCS National Championship Game in Miami is largely an exercise in futility.
The NCAA's postseason ban on Ohio State isn't getting overturned, for one. And with three Div. I FBS teams still undefeated in mid-November and a potential one-loss SEC champion likely to score high in the final human and computer polls, even a 13-0 Buckeyes team would likely have trouble landing a spot in the BCS title game.
What a postseason ban on 10-0 Ohio State has cost Buckeyes players and fans alike is a lot of fun, a lot of number-crunching and a lot of spotlight over the next three weeks, plus a potential really big game on Jan. 1.
The chances this Ohio State te...