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Buckeyes Tied For Third In AP Poll

Ohio State’s upward trajectory in the AP Poll has continued for yet another week, following a 34-10 win over Michigan State on Oct. 5. The Buckeyes have moved up to third from fourth, though they do have to share the spot with Georgia, because both teams received 1,393 votes from the Associated Press voters. The Bulldogs beat Tennessee 43-14 to hold onto their place in the poll.

Alabama and Clemson remain the only teams ahead of the Buckeyes and Bulldogs for yet another week, with both teams on bye this past weekend. Behind the Buckeyes, LSU and Oklahoma remain at five and six, Florida is up three spots to No. 7, Wisconsin and Notre Dame remain at eight and nine, and Penn State is up two spots to No. 10.

The Buckeyes are one of five Big Ten teams in the poll, along with the Badgers, Nittany Lions, and No. 16 Michigan fresh of its 10-7 win over No. 17 Iowa, who fell three spots. Minnesota received 80 votes, good enough for 26th, while Michigan State sits at 32nd, with 17 votes.

Rank Team Previous Rank Conference Points
1 Alabama (5-0) 1 SEC 1,503
2 Clemson (5-0) 2 ACC 1,433
3 Georgia (5-0) 3 SEC 1,393
3 Ohio State (6-0) 4 Big Ten 1,393
5 LSU (5-0) 5 SEC 1,352
6 Oklahoma (5-0) 6 Big 12 1,268
7 Florida (6-0) 10 SEC 1,163
8 Wisconsin (5-0) 8 Big Ten 1,105
9 Notre Dame (4-1) 9 Independent 1,046
10 Penn State (5-0) 12 Big Ten 958
11 Texas (4-1) 11 Big 12 947
12 Auburn (5-1) 7 SEC 920
13 Oregon (4-1) 13 Pac-12 828
14 Boise State (5-0) 16 Mountain West 654
15 Utah (4-1) 17 Pac-12 624
16 Michigan (4-1) 19 Big Ten 618
17 Iowa (4-1) 14 Big Ten 454
18 Arizona State (4-1) 20 Pac-12 388
19 Wake Forest (5-0) 22 ACC 380
20 Virginia (4-1) 23 ACC 353
21 SMU (6-0) 24 American Athletic 285
22 Baylor (5-0) Big 12 260
23 Memphis (5-0) American Athletic 189
24 Texas A&M (3-2) 25 SEC 165
25 Cincinnati (4-1) American Athletic 118
26 Minnesota (5-0) Big Ten 80