Ohio State still 4th in AP Top 25 Poll heading into Week 9

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, the Buckeyes were jumped by Florida State by remain 4th in this week's AP Top 25 Poll.

In what can't be considered even remotely a surprise, Ohio State finds themselves fourth for another week in the Week 9 AP Top 25 Poll. Florida State, who impressively dismissed formerly third ranked Clemson on the road Saturday night, moves up to 3rd – and garners two first place votes for their troubles. Alabama and Oregon remain first and second in the poll.

On the heels of the Buckeyes are #5 Missouri of the SEC, the Big XII's Baylor, and the ACC's unbeaten Miami. Though the AP Top 25 doesn't factor into the BCS Standings as has been the case for some time, it is typically a decent representative sample of what to expect from the Harris Poll Top 25, which should be out later today.

Also in the AP Top 25 from B1G country are #22 Wisconsin, #24 Nebraska, and #25 Michigan. This order, as we suggested with respect to the Coaches Poll Top 25, is far more indicative of these teams' actual bodies of work.

Below is the Week 9 AP Top 25 in its entirety:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 7-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (3) 7-0 1,427 2
3 Florida State (2) 6-0 1,395 5
4 Ohio State 7-0 1,309 4
5 Missouri 7-0 1,197 14
6 Baylor 6-0 1,189 12
7 Miami (FL) 6-0 1,130 10
8 Stanford 6-1 1,118 13
9 Clemson 6-1 927 3
10 Texas Tech 7-0 904 16
11 Auburn 6-1 867 24
12 UCLA 5-1 832 9
13 LSU 6-2 739 6
14 Texas A&M 5-2 683 7
15 Fresno State 6-0 550 17
16 Virginia Tech 6-1 509 19
17 Oklahoma 6-1 501 18
18 Louisville 6-1 428 8
19 Oklahoma State 5-1 382 21
20 South Carolina 5-2 381 11
21 UCF 5-1 345 NR
22 Wisconsin 5-2 258 25
23 Northern Illinois 7-0 220 23
24 Michigan 6-1 169 NR
25 Nebraska 5-1 117 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Mississippi 27, Florida 17, Washington 4, Utah 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1

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