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Ohio State ranked No. 5 in first 2016 Amway Coaches Poll

The Buckeyes get the benefit of the doubt despite losing a ton of talent

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Despite returning the fewest starters among FBS teams to begin the season (six), Ohio State comes in at number five in the first coaches poll of the season. The Buckeyes received 1321 total points, and are the highest ranked team from the Big Ten, followed by Michigan (8), Michigan State (11), and Iowa (15).

Of note, week three opponent Oklahoma comes in at number three, setting up a likely top-five showdown in Norman on September 17, while 2016 opponents Wisconsin, Northwestern, Nebraska, and Indiana are in the, 'others receiving votes' section.

The full poll can be viewed here