The Buckeyes' (at present) season defining loss to Virginia Tech continues to do them no favors as Virginia Tech lost once again this weekend. A week removed from getting beat by the UCF of 2014, East Carolina, the Hokies fell in their first ACC conference game of the year in the so-called Techmo Bowl to Paul Johnson's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Subsequently, as the voting coaches (and SIDs)' ballots were summed up on Sunday morning, the Buckeyes find themselves down a few further slots as their home loss to VT continues to gain additional context. In the Week 5 Amway Coaches Poll, Ohio State drops two spots from No. 18 last week to No. 20 this week.
But in a bit of a surprise, the Buckeyes move up one spot in the AP Top 25, going from 23 to 22. Many had projected VT's loss might've had the Bucks lose even more votes from a group that of late had seemed to be weary of the 2014 Ohio State team's ceiling.
As expected, in the wake of an upset loss to Mississippi State, LSU dropped in the Coaches and AP. The Bulldogs joined both polls for the first time in 2014. Missouri's loss to Indiana knocks the Tigers out of both this week as well. BYU's impressive win over Virginia gives the Cougars some additional momentum as they join the Pirates as the two best looking non-Power 5 conferences team of the young season.
Here's the complete Coaches Poll and AP Top 25s along with Jeff Sagarin's computer rankings:
|1||Florida State||Florida State||Alabama|
|7||Baylor||Texas A&M||Florida State|
|8||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Baylor|
|9||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|12||Georgia||Arizona State||Notre Dame|
|15||Arizona State||South Carolina||Ole Miss|
|20||BYU||Ohio State||Oklahoma State|
|23||East Carolina||Duke||Mississippi State|
|24||Oklahoma State||East Carolina||Arizona State|
|25||Kansas State||Kansas State||BYU|