Buckeyes Up To Third In AP Poll

By October 20, 2019 (2:51 pm)Football, Patrick Mayhorn
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Following a 52-3 road win over Northwestern on Oct. 18, Ohio State is up one spot in the latest AP Poll, from fourth to third.

For the first time all season, Ohio State has moved ahead of the unbeaten Clemson Tigers, who took care of Louisville 45-10 but has struggles at times this season, and nearly fell to North Carolina on Sept. 28, before pulling out a 21-20 win. The rest of the top five outside of those two remains the same, with Alabama at one after a 35-13 win over Tennessee, while LSU sits at second, and Oklahoma rounds out the top five.

Behind them, Penn State is up a spot to sixth following its 28-21 win over Michigan, Florida us up two spots to seventh, Notre Dame remains at eighth, Auburn is up two spots to ninth, and Georgia remains at No. 10. Wisconsin fell from sixth to No. 13 after its 24-23 last season loss to Illinois, just a week ahead of its Noon matchup with Ohio State in Columbus.

The Big Ten placed six teams in the poll this week, led by the Buckeyes, Nittany Lions and Badgers. Behind Wisconsin, Undefeated Minnesota is up to No. 17, Michigan fell three spots to No. 19 and Iowa is up to No. 20 after a 26-20 win over Purdue. No one in the conference received votes.

Rank Team PV Rank Conference Points
1 Alabama (7-0) 1 SEC 1,486
2 LSU (7-0) 2 SEC 1,462
3 Ohio State (7-0) 4 Big Ten 1,429
4 Clemson (7-0) 3 ACC 1,408
5 Oklahoma (7-0) 5 Big 12 1,343
6 Penn State (7-0) 7 Big Ten 1,224
7 Florida (7-1) 9 SEC 1,138
8 Notre Dame (5-1) 8 IA Independents 1,058
9 Auburn (6-1) 11 SEC 1,054
10 Georgia (6-1) 10 SEC 1,031
11 Oregon (6-1) 12 Pac-12 979
12 Utah (6-1) 13 Pac-12 852
13 Wisconsin (6-1) 6 Big Ten 767
14 Baylor (7-0) 18 Big 12 732
15 Texas (5-2) 15 Big 12 627
16 SMU (7-0) 19 American Athletic 587
17 Minnesota (7-0) 20 Big Ten 577
18 Cincinnati (6-1) 21 American Athletic 468
19 Michigan (5-2) 16 Big Ten 440
20 Iowa (5-2) 23 Big Ten 347
21 Appalachian State (6-0) 24 Sun Belt 286
22 Boise State (6-1) 14 Mountain West 225
23 Iowa State (5-2) Big 12 185
24 Arizona State (5-2) 17 Pac-12 134
25 Wake Forest (6-1) ACC 118

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