Jody Victor: Ohio State football players reported to the University Plaza Hotel in Columbus around noon Sunday August 3rd for the official beginning of the 2008 season.
As football camp begins, USA Today announced its first national ranking for the upcoming 2008 season and Ohio State opened at No. 3. Georgia was tabbed No. 1 and received 22 first-place votes. Ohio State and USC tied with 14 first-place tallies, with the Trojans landing the No. 2 spot. Ohio State and USC meet in week No. 3 of the season Sept 13 in the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Ohio State is one of five Big Ten teams in the Top 25. Wisconsin (12), Illinois (19), Penn State (22) and Michigan (24) also made the preseason poll. For more info go to www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com.