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College football rankings: Ohio State up to 18 in Coaches Poll, 20 in Top 25s

The Buckeyes moved up a few spots in the Coaches Poll and AP Poll Top 25s after their impressive win over in-state foe Cincinnati.

Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith tries to get away from a Cincinnati defender. The Buckeyes won 50-28.
Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith tries to get away from a Cincinnati defender. The Buckeyes won 50-28.
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Ohio State found themselves rising in the ranks of the college football world on Sunday morning, as the Buckeyes rose to No. 18 in the Amway Coaches Poll Top 25. Ohio State was ranked 20th last week, but clearly impressed voters enough to move up slightly in the rankings after a record setting Saturday. In the AP Top 25, the Buckeyes moved up from No. 22 to No. 20.

With J.T. Barrett and the offensive line looking much improved, and Ezekiel Elliott playing the best game of his young career up to this point, voters have to be liking what the Buckeyes have produced in the past three weeks. With the Big Ten slate coming up this week against Maryland, Ohio State will have plenty on the line as they try and get back into the hunt for the College Football Playoff.

The biggest story in this week's poll is the coaches recognizing that Florida State hasn't exactly passed the eye test to this point. Alabama is your new number one this week for the Coaches Poll accordingly while the 'Noles remain in the top slot in the AP. After Missouri was able to upend South Carolina 21-20 with a late rally, the Gamecocks fell out altogether while the Tigers re-entered the AP Top 25. Duke dropped out of both polls this weekend after a tough loss to Miami (FL). Arizona State lost in embarrassing fashion to UCLA this past Thursday, but still clings on in this week's Coaches Poll at No. 24 with only one loss so far this season. The AP dropped the Sun Devils.

Here's the complete Coaches Poll and AP Top 25s (along with Jeff Sagarin's computer rankings) for Week 6:

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