Ohio State Moves Up To No. 3 In AP, Coaches Poll
After multiple weeks of staying outside of the current top four, mostly due to voters not placing the team in the poll until it played a game this season, Ohio State moved up to No. 3 in both the Amway Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25 Poll following its 52-17 win over Nebraska.
The Buckeyes trail Clemson and Alabama, who are both No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in both polls. Ohio State received a pair of first-place votes in the coaches poll, but none in the AP poll.
Ohio State was the lone Big Ten team in the top 10 in the coaches poll, with Wisconsin coming just short at No. 11. Michigan moved up three spots to No. 14 and Penn State, off an overtime loss to Indiana, fell 10 spots to No. 17.
The Hoosiers moved into the poll at No. 19, while Minnesota fell out of the top 25 following its loss to the Wolverines.
In the AP poll, the Badgers and Wolverines both moved up five spots to No. 9 and No. 13, respectively, while the Hoosiers moved into the rankings at No. 17, leading the Nittany Lions, who were at No. 18, by one spot.
Northwestern, fresh off a dominant 43-3 win over Maryland, earned 20 votes in the AP poll and 24 in the coaches poll, but did not crack the top 25 in either of the major polls.
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