Ooops my bad. Apparently i cant read...however im going to have to disagree with you there hkem123
although regional competition has absolutely nothing to do with OP's inquiry im wondering how regional competition among business schools even relevant in this case?
i would never avoid a school because there are other good schools surrounding it...that would actually be something that would draw me towards it.. the competitive atmosphere drives schools to better themselves on a regional level as well as nationally..everyone wants to compete with everyone
i will say that i have definitely seen miami oxford ranked higher than OSU but plenty of sources say otherwise and i assume you are talking about Cincinnati for the #2 spot in Ohio? maybe Weatherhead?
tOSU- #14 undergraduate business program / #25 graduate business program
Miami- #55 undergraduate business program/ #78 graduate business program
Cincinnati- #97 undergraduate business programs/ unranked graduate business program
Alabama- #81 undergraduate business program/ #78 graduate business program
US NEWS 2012^^
If we are talking strictly grad schools heres more evidence and i could present you with more if you feel this is not sufficient to at least say OSU is #1 in Ohio Best Ohio Business School MBAs. Compare, reviews & ratings. The Best Business Schools, 2011
national ranking>ranking in region IMO