With plenty of sloppy performances on the season, they finally caught up with Ohio State Saturday afternoon, as they lost to Michigan State on senior day in Columbus, 17-14. As a result, the Buckeyes fell to No. 8 in both the AP Poll and Amway Coaches Poll.
Clemson and Alabama were atop the AP Poll. Iowa, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma all rounded out the top five of this week's poll. North Carolina came in just shy of the top 10, at No. 11, after defeating Frank Beamer's Hokies in his final game in Blacksburg.
Oklahoma State and Florida came in behind the Buckeyes at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively. TCU fell four spots after their loss to Oklahoma. The Navy Midshipmen moved up three spots to No. 16 this week as well.
Wisconsin and USC both dropped out of the poll, with No. 22 UCLA, No. 23 Mississippi State, No. 24 Toledo, and No. 25 Temple making appearances this week after not being ranked.
In the Coaches Poll, Clemson and Alabama were the usual suspects atop the poll at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. Iowa moved into the top three in the Coaches Poll for the first time all season. Notre Dame to No. 4 after a narrow win at Boston College, with the help of a Baylor win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Oklahoma rounded out the top five.
Behind Ohio State, Florida, Oklahoma State, and North Carolina came in at No. 9, 10, and 11 respectively. Stanford moved up three spots to No. 12, and Navy four spots to No. 15.
Utah dropped to No. 25 after their loss to unranked UCLA at home. Southern California dropped out of the poll after taking a 20-point loss at the hands of Oregon. Wisconsin also dropped out of the poll after losing at home to Northwestern. LSU fell from No. 17 to unranked after their latest loss as well. Newcomers to the poll include UCLA and Temple at No. 23 and No. 24 respectively.
Here are your complete AP and Coaches Polls:
|1||Clemson (55)||Clemson (58)|
|2||Alabama (6)||Alabama (5)|
|4||Notre Dame||Notre Dame|
|6||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|8||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|11||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|14||Florida State||Florida State|
|19||Ole Miss||Ole Miss|
|20||Washington State||Washington State|