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Ohio State Moves Up To No. 3 In AP Top 25, Trails Only Michigan and Georgia

By October 8, 2023 (2:07 pm)Football

Coming off Ohio State’s 37-17 win over Maryland on Saturday, the Buckeyes jumped up to No. 3 in the AP Top 25, trailing only No. 2 Michigan and No. 1 Georgia.

Also in the top five are No. 4 Florida State and No. 5 Oklahoma, which picked up a big win over then-No. 3 Texas (now No. 9) on Saturday in the Red River Rivalry. Rounding out the top 10 is No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Washington, No. 8 Oregon, the Longhorns and then No. 10 USC.

No other Big Ten teams are in the rankings outside of Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State, though Wisconsin (41), Maryland (nine) and Iowa (seven) all received votes.

The biggest rise in the poll belonged to No. 14 Louisville, which jumped 11 spots after a win over Notre Dame, while the Fighting Irish saw an equivalent drop of 11 spots down to No. 21.

Here is the full poll:

RankingTeamPoints (First-Place Votes)Change
No. 1Georgia (6-0)1559 (50)
No. 2Michigan (6-0)1489 (11)
No. 3Ohio State (5-0)1408 (1)+1
No. 4Florida State (5-0)1389 (1)+1
No. 5Oklahoma (6-0)1278+7
No. 6Penn State (5-0)1273
No. 7Washington (5-0)1239
No. 8Oregon (5-0)1150
No. 9Texas (5-1)1052-6
No. 10USC (6-0)999-1
No. 11Alabama (5-1)971
No. 12North Carolina (5-0)894+2
No. 13Ole Miss (5-1)748+3
No. 14Louisville (6-0)731+11
No. 15Oregon State (5-1)725
No. 16Utah (4-1)567+2
No. 17Duke (4-1)479+2
No. 18UCLA (4-1)438
T-No. 19Washington State (4-1)412-6
T-No. 19Tennessee (4-1)412+3
No. 21Notre Dame (5-2)374-11
No. 22LSU (4-2)321+1
No. 23Kansas (5-1)103
No. 24Kentucky (5-1)99-4
No. 25Miami (4-1)74-8
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