Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BUCKEYES FINISH FIFTH IN FINAL POLLS; BREWSTER STAYING

Ohio State finishes in the top five after beating Arkansas in last Tuesday's Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. (The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
For the seventh time under head coach Jim Tressel, the Ohio State football team finishes the college football season ranked in the top five, according to the Associated Press and USA Today (coaches) polls, released Tuesday morning.

The Buckeyes (12-1), who defeated Arkansas 31-26 a week ago in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, were voted fifth in both polls behind National Champions Auburn, Texas Christian, Oregon and Stanford.

Only two other Big Ten schools made the final rankings: Wisconsin (7 AP, 8 Coaches) and Michigan State (14 both polls).

To view complete polls, click here.

Michael Brewster
(TBT/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
BREWSTER STAYING PUT ... Ohio State center Michael Brewster announced on Monday that he would pass on the NFL draft and return to Columbus for his senior season in 2011.

Brewster was a first team All-American and Big Ten selection for the Buckeyes in 2010, helping pave the way for an Ohio State offense which finished second in total yards in the Big Ten (19th FBS).

Brewster was rated as the top center in the draft by many NFL scouting services.