Ohio State falls to 9th in AP Top 25 after close call with Purdue

The Buckeyes are now 9th after a close call with Purdue. - Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

The Buckeyes dramatic come from behind victory didn't do them any favors with the pollsters as they fall from 7th to 9th in this week's Ap Top 25

Rally from 8 down with under a minute to go and win in overtime? Not good enough. The unbeaten Buckeyes (helped in no part by a pair of consecutive close calls against lesser foes and a weak overall schedule) fall from 7th last week to 9th in this week's AP Top 25.

Gone is also Alabama's unanimity as one pollster gave a hat tip to the Florida Gators for beating better opposition and ranking them #1 overall. Oregon and Florida remain steady at #2 and #3 respectively.

Oddly Georgia, who had a hard fought battle with one of the worst BCS conference teams in the country, Kentucky, moved up a spot after their come from behind victory. Michigan is up to 20th after their narrow win over Michigan State and the Bobcats of Ohio are now up to 23rd as they remain unbeaten on the season. Toledo missed the mark by about 20 points and Wisconsin was the next closest Big Ten side placing roughly at "28th" in the number of votes received.

Check out the poll in its entirety below:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (59) 7-0 1,499 1
2 Oregon 7-0 1,424 2
3 Florida (1) 7-0 1,380 3
4 Kansas State 7-0 1,333 4
5 Notre Dame 7-0 1,241 5
6 LSU 7-1 1,172 6
7 Oregon State 6-0 1,106 8
8 Oklahoma 5-1 1,065 10
9 Ohio State 8-0 1,028 7
10 USC 6-1 944 11
11 Florida State 7-1 872 12
12 Georgia 6-1 745 13
13 Mississippi State 7-0 739 15
14 Clemson 6-1 713 14
15 Texas Tech 6-1 653 18
16 Louisville 7-0 620 16
17 South Carolina 6-2 591 9
18 Rutgers 7-0 539 19
19 Stanford 5-2 421 22
20 Michigan 5-2 300 23
21 Boise State 6-1 258 24
22 Texas A&M 5-2 252 20
23 Ohio 7-0 181 25
24 Louisiana Tech 6-1 106 NR
25 West Virginia 5-2 76 17
Others Receiving Votes: Toledo 49, Texas 33, Wisconsin 31, TCU 29, Nebraska 24, Penn State 18, North Carolina State 13, Oklahoma State 12, Arizona 7, UCLA 7, Tulsa 6, Northern Illinois 5, Arizona State 5, Cincinnati 3
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