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College football rankings: Ohio State up to 6 in Coaches Poll, AP Top 25s

The Buckeyes move up one spot in each major poll after beating Michigan on rivalry weekend.

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With Mississippi State falling to in-state rival Ole Miss, Ohio State had a chance to move up. While the Buckeyes had an up-and-down performance against their own arch nemesis, the University of Michigan, the loss of story-of-the-season potential Heisman finalist quarterback J.T. Barrett has the Bucks being viewed in a new light by college football pundits and pollsters alike.

In each of the first major polls released the day after the last day of most of college football's regular season, the Buckeyes find themselves up one spot to No. 6. Alabama's dominant second half against Auburn has them maintaining the number one spot. Florida State, who in typical 2014 Seminoles fashion had to outlast Florida and Oregon remain closely there after.

Though TCU and Baylor will continue to monopolize much of the playoff inclusion debate for the better part of the next week, the Buckeyes' status remains a curious one. How much information can the committee ascertain from just one game with Cardale Jones? And unless the Buckeyes improbably win in a dominant fashion, how will they handle what's become the first football equivalent of a Kenyon Martin situation in some time?

Here's the complete Amway Coaches Poll Top 25 for Week 15. AP Top 25 to come shortly:

AP Coaches Massey composite
1 Alabama Alabama Alabama
2 Florida State Florida State Oregon
3 Oregon Oregon TCU
4 TCU TCU Mississippi State
5 Baylor Baylor Baylor
6 Ohio State Ohio State Georgia
7 Michigan State Michigan State Ohio State
8 Arizona Arizona Ole Miss
9 Kansas State Kansas State Florida State
10 Mississippi State Mississippi State Auburn
11 Wisconsin Wisconsin Michigan State
12 Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Kansas State
13 Ole Miss Missouri UCLA
14 Missouri Ole Miss Wisconsin
15 Georgia Georgia Oklahoma
16 UCLA Oklahoma Missouri
17 Arizona State UCLA Georgia Tech
18 Oklahoma Arizona State Arizona
19 Clemson Clemson LSU
20 Auburn Louisville Arizona State
21 Louisville Auburn Arkansas
22 Boise State Boise State Clemson
23 LSU Nebraska Louisville
24 Utah LSU USC
25 Nebraska Minnesota Nebraska
For a Composite Top 25, visit