Ohio State Stays Put At No. 4 In Both Polls Before Buckeyes Battle TCU

By September 9, 2018 (2:45 pm)Football, Garrett Stepien
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Ohio State remained ranked fourth in both national polls, while the Buckeyes’ next opponent inched up a spot. Despite its 52-3 rout of Rutgers in the Big Ten opener Saturday, No. 4 OSU (2-0, 1-0) stayed put in the Amway Coaches Poll and AP Top 25 releases Sunday.

The top four of Ohio State, No. 3 Georgia, No. 2 Clemson and No. 1 Alabama did not move in the AP Top 25. No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 5 Oklahoma traded places, and others outside of the Buckeyes and the Badgers rounded out the conference.

No. 11 Penn State, No. 19 Michigan and No. 25 Michigan State made for five representatives from the Big Ten. Maryland and Iowa comprised the conference’s two teams receiving votes with 30 and 23, respectively.

Beyond the conference, No. 15 TCU (2-0), OSU’s opponent for week three, bumped up a spot after its 42-12 victory Friday against SMU. In full, the AP Top 25 can be found below.

AP Poll
RANK TEAM RECORD PTS 1st VOTES PREV
1 ALABAMA 2-0 1,517 54 1
2 CLEMSON 2-0 1,430 6 2
3 GEORGIA 2-0 1,407 3
4 OHIO STATE 2-0 1,288 4
5 OKLAHOMA 2-0 1,263 6
6 WISCONSIN 2-0 1,227 1 5
7 AUBURN 2-0 1,224 7
8 NOTRE DAME 2-0 1,022 8
9 STANFORD 2-0 992 10
10 WASHINGTON 1-1 884 9
11 PENN STATE 2-0 836 13
12 LSU 2-0 830 11
13 VIRGINIA TECH 2-0 794 12
14 WEST VIRGINIA 2-0 793 14
15 TCU 2-0 678 16
16 MISSISSIPPI STATE 2-0 654 18
17 BOISE STATE 2-0 500 20
18 UCF 2-0 494 19
19 MICHIGAN 1-1 385 21
20 OREGON 2-0 301 23
21 MIAMI (FL) 1-1 299 22
22 USC 1-1 250 17
23 ARIZONA STATE 2-0 139
24 OKLAHOMA STATE 2-0 119
25 MICHIGAN STATE 1-1 104 15