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Ohio State falls to No. 6 in AP and No. 8 in Coaches Poll after loss to Penn State

The Bucks take a tumble in the latest polls.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes suffered their first loss of the 2016 season Saturday night. Special teams woes and bad offensive line play led to a 24-21 loss, resulting in the Buckeyes falling to No. 6 in the latest AP Poll and No. 8 in the latest Coaches Poll.

Luckily for the Buckeyes, their hopes at the College Football Playoff aren’t totally shot. They’ll have to win out from here now though, without a doubt. J.T. Barrett’s Heisman candidacy seems lost, and the Buckeyes have big questions on offense that need to be answered.

Ohio State has two home games upcoming on the schedule against Northwestern and Nebraska. Hopefully those will be just what they need to get back on track, and chasing a national championship.

The entire AP and Coaches Polls will be posted here shortly.

AP (prev, if diff) Coaches S&P+ Massey
1 Alabama Alabama Michigan Alabama
2 Michigan (3) Michigan (4) Louisville Michigan
3 Clemson (4) Clemson (3) Alabama Clemson
4 Washington (5) Washington (5) Clemson Ohio State
5 Louisville (7) Louisville (7) Ohio State Washington
6 Ohio State (2) (tie) Nebraska (9) Washington Texas A&M
7 Nebraska (8) (tie) Baylor (8) Auburn Louisville
8 Baylor (9) Ohio State (2) LSU WVU
9 Texas A&M (6) WVU (13) Florida WMU
10 WVU (12) Texas A&M (6) Wisconsin Wisconsin
11 Wisconsin (10) Wisconsin (10) Baylor Auburn
12 FSU (13) Florida Virginia Tech Boise State
13 Boise State (14) Boise State (14) Oklahoma FSU
14 Florida (15) FSU (15) FSU Nebraska
15 Auburn (21) Oklahoma (16) Texas A&M Tennessee
16 Oklahoma Utah (18) Penn State Florida
17 Utah (19) Auburn (24) Colorado Colorado
18 Tennessee Tennessee (19) Boise State LSU
19 LSU (25) LSU (23) Ole Miss Baylor
20 WMU UNC (21) USC Wash. State
21 UNC (22) WMU (20) WVU Oklahoma
22 Navy (24) Navy (25) Nebraska Utah
23 Colorado (NR) Colorado (26) Miami Houston
24 Penn State (NR) Houston (11) WMU USC
25 Virginia Tech (NR) Virginia Tech (31) SDSU UNC