Ohio State Drops to No. 6 In Latest AP Poll

By October 31, 2021 (2:28 pm)Football

After a 33-24 win over Penn State on Oct. 30, Ohio State dropped to No. 6 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

The Buckeyes, the fifth-ranked team last week, sit behind a Michigan State team that beat then-No. 6 Michigan, 37-33, on Saturday evening. The Wolverines dropped three spots to No. 9 after the loss — their first of the season.

Georgia remains atop the rankings, followed by Cincinnati, Alabama and Oklahoma. The Bulldogs dismantled Florida and look poised to win their remaining regular-season games. Should they make it to the SEC Championship, Georgia would likely face Alabama or another highly-ranked opponent in a game that would solidify its spot in the College Football Playoff.

Michigan State, Ohio State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan and undefeated Wake Forest round out the top 10. 

The Demon Deacons continue to rise in the rankings and are the top team in the ACC this season. Wake Forest will face teams with two or more losses in each of its remaining games this year, including matchups with four-loss North Carolina and three-loss Clemson.

UTSA (8-0) is the only team outside the top 10 with an undefeated record. In their final four regular-season games, the No. 16 Roadrunners play UTEP, Southern Miss, University of Alabama-Birmingham and North Texas.

Ohio State will travel to Nebraska this week for a road matchup with the Cornhuskers before finishing up its final three games against Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan.

Here are the full rankings:

1GEORGIA8–01,575 (63)1SEC
2CINCINNATI8–01,4552American Athletic
4OKLAHOMA9–01,3824Big 12
5MICHIGAN STATE8–01,3408Big Ten
6OHIO STATE7–11,2965Big Ten
8NOTRE DAME7–11,06711IA Independents
9MICHIGAN7–11,0486Big Ten
10WAKE FOREST8–01,02513ACC
11OKLAHOMA STATE7–191515Big 12
13TEXAS A&M6–284714SEC
14BAYLOR7–183316Big 12
15OLE MISS6–267810SEC
16UTSA8–046023Conference USA
17BRIGHAM YOUNG7–245025IA Independents
19IOWA6–23429Big Ten
20HOUSTON7–1338American Athletic
21COASTAL CAROLINA7–123724Sun Belt
22PENN STATE5–318220Big Ten
23SMU7–117619American Athletic
25FRESNO STATE7–2151Mountain West
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