Ohio State took quite a bit of offensive frustration and channeled it into a good-size pounding of Kent State on Saturday as the Buckeyes demolished the Golden Flashes, 66-0, led by J.T. Barrett as the young quarterback threw for over 300 yards and six touchdowns. That performance by the Buckeyes wasn't quite enough to impress the coaches (and SIDs), however, as Ohio State stays No. 18 in this week's Amway Coaches Poll Top 25. It was even less impressive to the AP voters who somehow decided Ohio State's 66-0 win over Kent State merited dropping them another spot to No. 23.
On Sunday morning, the Amway Coaches Poll revealed their Week 4 rankings, including the lack of a jump for Ohio State. Last week's opponent, Virginia Tech, lost to an unranked East Carolina team and dropped out altogether. Around the country, USC was knocked down a couple of pegs to No. 21 by falling to the hands of Boston College.
In terms of the Big Ten in the Coaches Poll, Michigan State moves up to No. 11, while Wisconsin stays 17th after a bye week. Nebraska falls one spots despite dismantling Fresno State late. In the AP, MSU moved up two spots to No. 11, despite being idle. Wisconsin fell one spot despite not playing themselves. After trouncing Fresno State, Nebraska enters the AP Top 25 at No. 24.
|1||Florida State (37)||Florida State (50)||Oregon|
|2||Oregon (17)||Alabama (1)||Alabama|
|3||Alabama (1)||Oregon (6)||Oklahoma|
|4||Oklahoma (2)||Oklahoma (4)||Texas A&M|
|6||Texas A&M (3)||Baylor||Georgia|
|7||Baylor||Texas A&M||Florida State|
|9||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||LSU|
|11||Michigan State||Michigan State||Baylor|
|12||UCLA||Ole Miss||Notre Dame|
|14||South Carolina||Georgia||Kansas State|
|15||Arizona State||Stanford||Ole Miss|
|16||Stanford||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|18||Missouri||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|20||Kansas State||Kansas State||Stanford|
|23||Ohio State||BYU||Oklahoma State|
|25||Oklahoma State||North Carolina||BYU|