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College football rankings: Ohio State up to 15 in Coaches Poll, AP Top 25s

The Buckeyes are moving on up. Both on their own merits, but also in the aftermath of one of the crazier college football weekends in recent memory.

Jonathan Ernst

It seems that every week since Ohio State's setback loss against the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Buckeyes have found a way to get better and better.

Yesterday was no exception as the Buckeyes came out the gates hot, struggled to maintain consistency, but ended a weekend in the metro area surrounding our nation's capital with an emphatic 52-24 victory over one of the Big Ten's newest teams.

With that, it comes as no surprise that the Bucks are regaining some of their stature in college football's largely ceremonial but still influential Top 25 polls. In the first one released of the day, on the heels of one of the more chaotic college football Saturdays in recent memory, OSU finds themselves up to No. 15 after six teams directly in front of them all suffered losses yesterday. The AP Top 25 came out later in the afternoon and the Buckeyes found themselves move up to 15 in that poll as well.

Florida State is squarely No. 1 now in both polls, but the 'Noles haven't thoroughly looked the part since their Week 1 win over Oklahoma State in the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium. With Auburn (No. 2 Coaches and AP) and Mississippi State (No. 6 in Coaches, No. 3 in AP) meeting next weekend in Starksville, we should have even more clarity on the top of the Top 25s sooner rather than later.

Especially given the Coaches Poll's historical tendency to give the benefit of the doubt (to a fault at times), LSU finds themselves unranked the coaches for the first time since Nov. 23, 2008. The Tigers are unranked in the AP as well. Given how much the Tigers struggled against Auburn yesterday and their season's body of work so far, it's more than a fair assessment of Les Miles' bunch.

Here's this week's Amway Coaches Poll Top 25, AP Top 25, and Sagarin computer rankings:

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State Florida State Auburn
2 Auburn Auburn Oklahoma
3 Mississippi State, Ole Miss (tie) Baylor Ole Miss
Ole Miss Alabama
5 Baylor Notre Dame Baylor
6 Notre Dame Mississippi State Texas A&M
7 Alabama Alabama TCU
8 Michigan State Michigan State Mississippi State
9 TCU Oklahoma Notre Dame
10 Arizona Georgia Georgia
11 Oklahoma Oregon Oregon
12 Oregon TCU UCLA
13 Georgia Arizona Florida State
14 Texas A&M Texas A&M Michigan State
15 Ohio State Ohio State Stanford
16 Oklahoma State Kansas State LSU
17 Kansas State UCLA Ohio State
18 UCLA Oklahoma State Clemson
19 East Carolina East Carolina USC
20 Arizona State Arizona State Florida
21 Nebraska Nebraska Kansas State
22 Georgia Tech Stanford Arkansas
23 Missouri Georgia Tech Nebraska
24 Utah Missouri Wisconsin
25 Stanford Clemson Louisvlle
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit