Ohio State Lands At No. 2 In USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll

By August 8, 2022 (12:18 pm)Football

The preseason USA Today Coaches Poll was released on Monday, and Ohio State checks in at No. 2 with the season just weeks away.

The Buckeyes are ranked second behind Alabama, who received 54 of 65 first-place votes. Ohio State received five first-place votes, and No. 3 Georgia received six first-place votes.

The top 10 is rounded out by Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas A&M, Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor, of which the Buckeyes will match up with the Fighting Irish and Wolverines.

Ohio State’s other opponents within the top 25 include No. 14 Michigan State and No. 20 Wisconsin. Iowa and Penn State were the top teams receiving votes (248 and 246, respectively, behind No. 25 Houston with 257 points) that were outside of the top 25.

The Buckeyes began last season’s coaches poll at No. 4, and ended the season at No. 5 after dropping as low as No. 12 following Ohio State’s loss to Oregon early in the year.

Here is the full preseason list:

RankTeam (First-Place Votes)Pts.
No. 1Alabama (54)1634
No. 2Ohio State (5)1564
No. 3Georgia (6)1542
No. 4Clemson1356
No. 5Notre Dame1284
No. 6Michigan1232
No. 7Texas A&M1219
No. 8Utah1134
No. 9Oklahoma1027
No. 10Baylor891
No. 11Oklahoma State859
No. 12Oregon734
No. 13NC State726
No. 14Michigan State711
No. 15USC602
No. 16Pittsburgh450
No. 17Miami (Fla.)433
No. 18Texas (1)383
No. 19Wake Forest381
No. 20Wisconsin369
No. 21Kentucky353
No. 22Cincinnati339
No. 23Arkansas334
No. 24Mississippi327
No. 25Houston257
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