The Ohio State Buckeyes could consider themselves the uncrowned champions if they wanted to. They finished the season 12-0 but since they were on probation and couldn't participate in a bowl they weren't allowed to compete for the national championship.
The fact that that the Buckeyes went 12-0 wasn't lost on head coach Urban Meyer. Meyer rewarded the players with rings for finishing undefeated.
There are some who are offended by this including ESPN's Mark May. May tweeted:
Just a checking my integrity meter didn't know you could give out 12-0 rings when your on probation or banned from bowls..just a thought.
I'm no Buckeye slappy but I have no problem with Meyer rewarding the players for their hard work. They were Big Ten divisional champions even though they didn't get to play in the conference championship game they probably would've won. It's not like they calling themselves the national champions.