Ohio State has found itself in a bit of stalemate early on in the season. Despite big wins over Cincinnati (42-10) and now Indiana (51-10) in the past two weeks, Ohio State remained stuck at number six in the latest AP Poll.
Just as it was last week, Ohio State didn’t do anything wrong to keep them at six, quite the contrary. Instead, the Buckeyes are stuck once again behind five teams that the AP voters can’t justify moving out of that top five, as none of Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, LSU or Oklahoma did anything to merit a change in the top part of the newest poll.
That’s a common theme in the entire top ten. The top nine remained exactly the same, with Notre Dame, Auburn and Florida all right behind Ohio State, meaning that the first change comes at number 10. Formerly occupied by Michigan, Utah has moved into that spot after a 31-0 win over FCS Idaho State, while the Wolverines sat out on a bye week.
Elsewhere, the Big Ten has lost two teams, as Michigan State dropped out following its 10-7 loss to Arizona State, and Maryland did the same after its 20-15 loss to Temple. Ohio State still leads the conference, followed by Michigan, Penn State at 13, tied with Wisconsin, and Iowa up one spot to 18th.
Michigan State and Minnesota are the only Big Ten teams receiving votes. The Spartans sit at 37, while Minnesota has just one.
|5||Oklahoma (3-0)||5||Big 12||1,310|
|6||Ohio State (3-0)||6||Big Ten||1,292|
|7||Notre Dame (2-0)||7||IA Independents||1,099|
|11||Michigan (2-0)||10||Big Ten||917|
|12||Texas (2-1)||12||Big 12||888|
|13||Penn State (3-0)||13||Big Ten||726|
|13||Wisconsin (2-0)||14||Big Ten||726|
|15||UCF (3-0)||17||American Athletic||703|
|17||Texas A&M (2-1)||16||SEC||665|
|18||Iowa (3-0)||19||Big Ten||539|
|19||Washington State (3-0)||20||Pac-12||452|
|20||Boise State (3-0)||22||Mountain West||277|
|24||Arizona State (3-0)||Pac-12||156|
|25||TCU (2-0)||Big 12||104|