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Ohio State Moves Up To No. 14 In Week 2 BlogPoll Top 25

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Ohio State moved up from no. 18 a week ago to no. 14 in Week 2.
Ohio State moved up from no. 18 a week ago to no. 14 in Week 2.

Ohio State may have struggled early in the fourth quarter of this past Saturday's game against Miami (Ohio), but after finding their mode and putting on a display that echoed some of the more prolific Urban Meyer offenses of yesteryear, the Buckeyes pulled out an emphatic, dominant 56-10 victory over the RedHawks. And bloggers and writers across the Internet have taken notice.

Despite being out of the mix to play in the Big Ten Championship Game or for that matter being able to compete for a spot in a BCS bowl, Ohio State is slowly but surely making moves. The Buckeyes find themselves after week one now amongst the top-15 teams in the nation, checking in at fourteenth in the latest BlogPoll Top 25.

We ranked the Buckeyes eighth in the country this past week, and find ourselves in relatively good company. Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports, fellow Buckeye blogging brethren Men of the Scarlet & Gray, B1G bloggers Fight for Iowa, and Bowling Green bloggers Falcon Blog all ranks Ohio State similarly at #8. Our SBN B1G comrades Black Heart Gold Pants feel the most strongly about the Bucks, ranking them fourth overall, the highest such ballot in the BlogPoll.

Michigan State finished highest amongst Big Ten teams, checking in at ninth nationally. Nebraska was second, at no. 13, with Wisconsin no. 17, and Michigan bringing up the rear, falling all the way to no. 19.

At the blog micro level, we dodged any of the good (or bad) distinctions this week in terms of the extremeness of our punditry. We'll take it.

Check out the BlogPoll Top 25 as a whole after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 1

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (81) 25.16 2.79 --
2 USC Trojans (10) 23.62 0.95 --
3 LSU Tigers 22.16 3.00 --
4 Oregon Ducks (1) 21.60 2.84 --
5 Florida St. Seminoles 18.20 4.94 --
6 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.77 3.09 --
7 Oklahoma Sooners 16.89 4.60 --
8 Georgia Bulldogs 16.86 4.35 --
9 Michigan St. Spartans 16.45 3.09 --
10 Clemson Tigers 15.52 3.35 --
11 Arkansas Razorbacks 14.11 4.93 --
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.00 4.34 --
13 Nebraska Cornhuskers 11.65 3.91 --
14 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.16 5.74 --
15 Oklahoma St. Cowboys (1) 10.56 5.08 --
16 Virginia Tech Hokies 9.77 4.45 --
17 Wisconsin Badgers 9.10 4.84 --
18 Texas Longhorns 8.78 4.76 --
19 Michigan Wolverines 6.10 4.58 --
20 Kansas St. Wildcats 6.07 4.66 --
21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 5.68 5.45 --
22 TCU Horned Frogs 5.13 4.41 --
23 Louisville Cardinals 4.00 3.87 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 2.66 4.96 --
25 Stanford Cardinal 2.32 2.87 --
Others Receiving Votes: Ohio Bobcats | Florida Gators | Utah Utes | BYU Cougars | Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | North Carolina Tar Heels | Central Florida Knights | Washington Huskies | Miami Hurricanes | Missouri Tigers | Nevada Wolf Pack | Connecticut Huskies | Duke Blue Devils | Northwestern Wildcats | UCLA Bruins | Iowa St. Cyclones | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Texas A&M Aggies | South Florida Bulls | Illinois Fighting Illini | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Purdue Boilermakers | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Iowa Hawkeyes | Utah State Aggies | New Mexico Lobos | Temple Owls | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Colorado St. Rams | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Auburn Tigers | New Mexico St. Aggies | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011