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Ohio State stuck in 4th in Week 11 Harris Poll Top 25

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The poll that makes up 1/3 of the BCS formula still sees Ohio State needing help to move up in its rankings.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In a surprise to approximately no one, the Buckeyes find themselves fourth once again in the Harris Poll Top 25 for Week 11. Alabama, Oregon, and Florida State remain first through third respectively.

Ohio State gained roughly 16 voting points in this weeks balloting and unquestionably need teams in front of them to go down should they want to go up in the rankings. Joining the Buckeyes from the Big Ten this week are #18 Michigan State, and #22 Wisconsin. Wild to think it took Sparty their big win over Michigan to finally crack the Top 20 where they should've been weeks ago.

The other receives votes section is probably the most damning of this particular poll (which thankfully is in its last year of relevance). For their hail mary miraculous win over Northwestern, some folks conscientiously decided to rank the Cornhuskers. Also: USC got votes. So that's something.

Here's the Harris Poll Top 25 for Week 11:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (95) 8-0 2,613 1
2 Oregon (8) 8-0 2,491 2
3 Florida State (2) 8-0 2,444 3
4 Ohio State 9-0 2,317 4
5 Baylor 7-0 2,167 5
6 Stanford 7-1 2,102 6
7 Clemson 8-1 1,890 8
8 Missouri 8-1 1,725 9
9 Auburn 8-1 1,672 11
10 Oklahoma 7-1 1,572 10
11 LSU 7-2 1,467 12
12 Texas A&M 7-2 1,426 13
13 Miami (FL) 7-2 1,344 7
14 Oklahoma State 7-1 1,315 15
15 South Carolina 7-2 1,175 17
16 Louisville 7-1 1,013 16
17 Fresno State 8-0 989 18
18 Michigan State 8-1 789 23
19 UCLA 6-2 768 19
20 Northern Illinois 9-0 727 20
21 Central Florida 6-1 567 22
22 Wisconsin 6-2 450 24
23 Texas Tech 7-2 409 14
24 Arizona State 6-2 255 25
25 Notre Dame 7-2 155 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Texas 77, Georgia 47, Michigan 46, Houston 44, BYU 21, Mississippi 11, Ball State 9, Minnesota 8, Nebraska 8, Oregon State 7, Arizona 2, USC 2, Duke 1.