Buckeyes Still Third In AP Poll

By October 27, 2019 (2:23 pm)Football, Patrick Mayhorn
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Ohio State is in a holding pattern in the newest AP Poll, despite a 38-7 blowout win over Wisconsin on Oct. 26. The Buckeyes remain at third in the poll, although they did see a significant rise in points, from 1,429 to 1,468, closing the gap between third and first from 57 last week to just eight this week.

Speaking of first place, there’s a new No. 1, with LSU jumping Alabama after a 23-20 win over No. 11 Auburn. The Tigers have three ranked (at the time) wins over Texas, Florida and Auburn, making it pretty difficult to argue their resume. If these rankings hold, which they likely will, given that the top three is all on open weeks this upcoming weekend, LSU and Alabama will be a No. 1 versus No. 2 matchup on Nov. 9 in Tuscaloosa.

Behind the top three, Clemson remains at No. 4, followed by Penn State and Florida, both up one spot, Oregon, Georgia, Utah and Oklahoma. The Sooners are the biggest dropper in the top 10 after a 48-41 loss to Kansas State. Notre Dame fell out of the top 10 and down to No. 16 after a 45-14 loss to Michigan.

The Big Ten has six representatives this week, led by the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions and followed by No. 13 Minnesota, No. 14 Michigan, No. 18 Wisconsin and No. 19 Iowa. Indiana received four votes.

Rank Team PV Rank Conference Points
1 LSU (8-0) 2 SEC 1,476
2 Alabama (8-0) 1 SEC 1,474
3 Ohio State (8-0) 3 Big Ten 1,468
4 Clemson (8-0) 4 ACC 1,406
5 Penn State (8-0) 6 Big Ten 1,302
6 Florida (7-1) 7 SEC 1,226
7 Oregon (7-1) 11 Pac-12 1,108
8 Georgia (6-1) 10 SEC 1,093
9 Utah (7-1) 12 Pac-12 1,032
10 Oklahoma (7-1) 5 Big 12 1,017
11 Auburn (6-2) 9 SEC 910
12 Baylor (7-0) 14 Big 12 882
13 Minnesota (8-0) 17 Big Ten 778
14 Michigan (6-2) 19 Big Ten 744
15 SMU (8-0) 16 American Athletic 666
16 Notre Dame (5-2) 8 IA Independents 563
17 Cincinnati (6-1) 18 American Athletic 524
18 Wisconsin (6-2) 13 Big Ten 513
19 Iowa (6-2) 20 Big Ten 456
20 Appalachian State (7-0) 21 Sun Belt 393
21 Boise State (6-1) 22 Mountain West 280
22 Kansas State (5-2) Big 12 218
23 Wake Forest (6-1) 25 ACC 200
24 Memphis (7-1) American Athletic 188
25 San Diego State (7-1) Mountain West 50

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