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Ohio State 7 in Amway Coaches Poll, 8 in AP Top 25s for Week 2

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The Buckeyes fall a bit in the Top 25s after an up and down showing against Navy and in the aftermath of Braxton Miller's season ending injury.

Rob Carr

We all expected Ohio State to regress to the mean a bit in terms of this week's Top 25 polls. Yes, the Buckeyes opened sixth in the Coaches Poll and fifth in the AP, but those were voted weeks before the season sea changing injury to Braxton Miller. Perhaps we honestly expected them to fall farther.

Just days removed from an uneven (but perhaps understandable given the unique nature of facing Navy and starting a redshirt freshman quarterback) opening week win over the Naval Academy, Ohio State finds themselves ranked 8th in the AP Top 25 and 7th in the Amway Coaches Poll Top 25.

Ohio State's Week 2 opponent Virginia Tech, the Buckeyes' most prominent non-conference opponent, remains unranked in this week's Top 25. Wisconsin joined the Buckeyes dropping in the polls (18th and 19th) after their fourth quarter collapse in Houston against LSU.

Michigan State is the highest ranked Big Ten team, and the highest ranked squad on Ohio State's schedule, clocking in at No. 7 & 6. Nebraska paces the Big Ten West at No. 19 and No. 18.

Here's the AP and Coaches Poll Top 25s, and for good measure, Jeff Sagarin's rankings, too:

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (46) Florida State (57) Oregon
2 Alabama (1) Alabama Alabama
3 Oregon (5) Oklahoma (2) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (2) Florida State
5 Auburn Auburn Texas A&M
6 Georgia (2) Michigan State Georgia
7 Michigan State Ohio State Stanford
8 Ohio State Georgia (1) Baylor
9 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Auburn
10 Baylor Stanford Michigan State
11 UCLA UCLA UCLA
12 LSU (1) LSU Ohio State
13 Stanford Texas A&M LSU
14 USC USC USC
15 Ole Miss Notre Dame Notre Dame
16 Notre Dame Arizona State Wisconsin
17 Arizona State Ole Miss Florida
18 Wisconsin Nebraska Kansas State
19 Nebraska Wisconsin South Carolina
20 Kansas State Kansas State Clemson
21 South Carolina South Carolina Ole Miss
22 North Carolina Missouri Washington
23 Clemson North Carolina Oklahoma State
24 Missouri Clemson Texas
25 Louisville Texas Arizona State