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Ohio State falls to 3rd in Week 2 AP Top 25 Poll

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The Buckeyes find themselves down a spot in the second AP Top 25 Poll of the season.

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Urban Meyer's Ohio State football team went into Week 1 with high expectations. Though the Bucks by and large seemed optimistic heading in to their Week 2 showdown with the Mountain West Conference's San Diego State Aztecs, the nation's sportswriters were decidedly less so.

Though the Bucks were second in the first AP Top 25 Poll of the season, Ohio State finds themselves in the #3 spot after one week of play. The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises dropped the Buckeyes to ninth following witnessing the OSU-UB game in person. The Dispatch's Bill Rabinowitz meanwhile joined the status quo in only penalizing the Buckeyes one spot after a mixed bag showing in their first game of 2013. The Buckeyes still maintained one first place vote in the poll.

Joining the Buckeyes are #17 Michigan, who stayed static despite a strong showing last weekend. Northwestern's win over Cal moved them up from 22nd to 19. Wisconsin's dominate win over UMass jumped them two spots as well, while Nebraska's dissapointing performance against Wyoming saw them fall four spots to #22.

Here is the Week 2 AP Top 25 Poll in all its glory (click on the columns to sort):

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 1-0 1,497 1
2 Oregon 1-0 1,355 3
3 Ohio State (1) 1-0 1,330 2
4 Clemson (1) 1-0 1,304 8
5 Stanford 0-0 1,277 4
6 South Carolina 1-0 1,181 6
7 Texas A&M 1-0 1,085 7
8 Louisville 1-0 1,073 9
9 LSU 1-0 971 12
10 Florida State 1-0 953 11
11 Georgia 0-1 894 5
12 Florida 1-0 875 10
13 Oklahoma State 1-0 780 13
14 Notre Dame 1-0 707 14
15 Texas 1-0 674 15
16 Oklahoma 1-0 612 16
17 Michigan 1-0 583 17
18 UCLA 1-0 387 21
19 Northwestern 1-0 320 22
20 Washington 1-0 315 NR
21 Wisconsin 1-0 287 23
22 Nebraska 1-0 219 18
23 Baylor 1-0 150 NR
24 TCU 0-1 148 20
25 USC 1-0 135 24
Others Receiving Votes: Miami (FL) 127, Mississippi 50, Arizona State 48, Michigan State 42, Northern Illinois 27, Cincinnati 27, Fresno State 22, Virginia Tech 12, Bowling Green 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Penn State 4, Boise State 3, Virginia 2, Arkansas 1