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Spencer: Buckeyes would wipe field with 'Bama, FSU

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Even though Ohio State might be No. 3 in the polls and the BCS rankings, the Buckeyes consider themselves to be better than that.

On Monday, wide receiver Evan Spencer said of Alabama and Florida State, "I guess I'm a little biased but I think we'd wipe the field with both of them."

Earlier, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he voted the Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) No. 2 on his USA Today coaches ballot - behind two-time defending champion Alabama but ahead of second-ranked Florida State.

The Buckeyes are clearly a confident group, particularly since they play at Illinois on Saturday. The Illini (3-6, 0-5) have lost 19 consecutive Big Ten games, while Ohio State owns the nation's longest winning streak at 21 in a row.

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