The Ohio State Buckeyes remained atop the AP and Amway Coaches Polls for Week 5 after appearing to be somewhat closer to what they showed the nation they were capable of at the end of last year in a 38-12 victory over Western Michigan. The Buckeyes received 45 of 61 first place votes in the AP Poll, and 61 of 64 first place votes in the Coaches Poll.
With their No. 1 AP ranking, the Buckeyes are atop the poll for the 100th time in school history. They join the Oklahoma Sooners as the only other school to hold that coveted No. 1 spot 100 times.
In the AP Poll, the Ole Miss/TCU tie was broken, with Ole Miss coming in at No. 3 and TCU at No. 4. Oregon fell out of the poll after their loss to Utah, who moved up to No. 10. Arizona, Georgia Tech, and BYU all fell out of the poll after losing on Saturday as well.
Newcomers to the poll included Mississippi State at No. 21, Michigan at No. 22, West Virginia at No. 23, Cal at No. 24, and Florida at No. 25. It is Cal's first time being ranked in the AP Poll since November 29, 2009.
Aside from Big Ten powers Ohio State and Michigan State at No. 1 and No. 2 in the poll, Northwestern moved up to No. 16, and Wisconsin to No. 19.
In the Coaches Poll, Michigan State moved up to No. 2, while TCU dropped one spot at No. 3 after a close call in a shootout against Texas Tech. Oregon dropped to No. 25 after taking a huge home loss to Utah, who moved up to No. 12. UCLA comes in at No. 10 on the poll, after an impressive win against Arizona.
Auburn fell out of the poll after yet another loss, this time at the hands of Mississippi State, who appeared in the poll this week at No. 22. Mizzou also dropped out, after losing to the Kentucky Wildcats on the road. Georgia Tech dropped out of the poll after a loss against Duke, along with Arizona, who took a big loss to UCLA.
Newcomers to the poll include 4-0 Cal at No. 24. West Virginia also cracked the Top 25, coming in at No. 21 after a 45-6 win over Maryland, and Florida comes in at No. 23 after a close win over the Tennessee Volunteers.
Here are your complete AP and Coaches Polls:
|1||Ohio State (45)||Ohio State (61)||Alabama|
|2||Michigan State (5)||Michigan State (2)||Florida State|
|3||Ole Miss (10)||TCU||West Virginia|
|5||Baylor||Ole Miss (1)||Ole Miss|
|7||UCLA||Notre Dame||Ohio State|
|15||Oklahoma||Texas A&M||Michigan State|
|21||Mississipi State||West Virginia||Florida|
|22||Michigan||Mississippi State||Penn State|
|25||Florida||Oregon (tie)||Texas A&M|