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College football rankings: Ohio State up to 12 in Coaches Poll, stay 13 in AP Top 25

Ohio State more than handled their business Saturday as they reasserted themselves into the College Football Playoff debate. So what does that mean for their traditional Top 25 rankings?

Jamie Sabau

Though the Virginia Tech game looks like one they'll want back more and more as each week (and subsequent Hokies loss) goes by, the Ohio State Buckeyes more than looked the part en route to a dominant 56-17 win over Rutgers on Saturday.

Penn State isn't the circled-on-the-calendar game it necessarily was a couple of weeks back, but with potentially big recruiting back-and-forth ramifications (as well as a prime time slot against a ruckus white out crowd), Saturday night remains as big as ever. And the Buckeyes will head into that one as the No. 12 team in the country, per the Coaches Poll, but stay the same as last week (No. 13) in the AP Top 25 based on this week's rankings.

Though Baylor free fell after their upset loss on the road in Morgantown, Notre Dame's impressive showing on the road in a losing effort coupled with Georgia still showing plenty of signs of life post Todd Gurley's suspension keeps the Buckeyes from making a larger move. Kansas State's big win over Oklahoma put them ahead of the Bucks in both major polls as well. Michigan State remains the pollsters' favorite to win the Big Ten with Nov. 8 continuing to evolve more and more into a potential playoff consideration elimination game for the Buckeyes.

Here's the complete Amway Coaches Poll, AP Top 25, and Sagarin computer rankings for Week 9:

AP Coaches Massey
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Ole Miss
2 Florida State Florida State Alabama
3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Auburn
4 Alabama Alabama Mississippi State
5 Auburn Michigan State Florida State
6 Oregon Auburn Georgia
7 Notre Dame Oregon Oregon
8 Michigan State Notre Dame TCU
9 Georgia Georgia Michigan State
10 TCU TCU Kansas State
11 Kansas State Kansas State Notre Dame
12 Baylor Ohio State Oklahoma
13 Ohio State Baylor Baylor
14 Arizona State Arizona State Clemson
15 Arizona Arizona LSU
16 Nebraska Nebraska Arizona State
17 Oklahoma East Carolina Texas A&M
18 East Carolina Oklahoma Ohio State
19 Utah Utah UCLA
20 USC Clemson Nebraska
21 Clemson USC Missouri
22 West Virginia Marshall USC
23 Marshall LSU Arizona
24 LSU Minnesota West Virginia
25 UCLA West Virginia Utah
For a composite Top 25, visit