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Perfect Ohio State moves up to 3rd in AP Top 25 Poll

Despite having had their season concluded a week prior, Ohio State moved up to third on the heels of the losses of others.

Urban Meyer's Buckeyes move up to a season high 3rd in the AP Top 25 Poll.
Urban Meyer's Buckeyes move up to a season high 3rd in the AP Top 25 Poll.
Jamie Sabau

Urban Meyer and his assistants are in full force on the recruiting scene as their NCAA mandated post season ban keeps them from the December practices afforded to teams playing bowl games. But the perfect Buckeyes (Ohio State's 6th unbeaten team in the school's storied football history) did manage to benefit from the losses of others over the weekend.

On the heels of a few conference championship game losses, the Buckeyes moved up to a season high 3rd in the AP Top 25 poll voted on by the country's media. The AP Poll doesn't play a factor in determining the sport's final BCS standings, which will be released this evening, but Ohio State is ineligible for consideration in those rankings anyways.

While the Buckeyes are all but assured to not have enough juice to jump either of the teams in the BCS Championship Game, fellow unbeaten Notre Dame and one-loss Alabama, the Buckeyes have a strong shot to finish third, and in the unlikely event of a blowout, could find themselves #2 overall at season's end.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Notre Dame (60) 12-0 1,500 1
2 Alabama 12-1 1,424 2
3 Ohio State 12-0 1,302 4
4 Florida 11-1 1,279 5
5 Oregon 11-1 1,250 6
6 Georgia 11-2 1,213 3
7 Kansas State 11-1 1,129 7
8 Stanford 11-2 1,094 8
9 LSU 10-2 1,051 9
10 Texas A&M 10-2 1,025 10
11 South Carolina 10-2 907 11
12 Oklahoma 10-2 851 12
13 Florida State 11-2 789 13
14 Clemson 10-2 691 15
15 Oregon State 9-3 638 16
16 Northern Illinois 12-1 534 19
17 UCLA 9-4 440 17
18 Utah State 10-2 379 20
19 Michigan 8-4 306 21
20 Boise State 10-2 276 25
21 Northwestern 9-3 266 22
22 Louisville 10-2 248 NR
23 Nebraska 10-3 227 14
24 San Jose State 10-2 157 NR
25 Kent State 11-2 117 18
Others Receiving Votes: Penn State 83, Vanderbilt 67, Wisconsin 62, Texas 51, San Diego State 22, Fresno State 20, Oklahoma State 15, Baylor 15, Cincinnati 15, TCU 14, Arkansas State 13, USC 11, Tulsa 9, Rutgers 6, Ball State 2, North Carolina 1, West Virginia 1