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Ohio State moves up to No. 9 in latest AP Poll

The Buckeyes made another jump thanks to a win on Saturday and an Oklahoma loss.

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Ohio State had a big 62-14 win over conference opponent Maryland on Saturday, and the latest polls have the Buckeyes on the rise. Thanks to the Week 6 win, Urban Meyer -- and his questionable special teams group — now sit in the No. 9 spot.

The former No. 3 ranked Oklahoma losing at home — sweet, sweet irony — to an unranked Iowa State team, was just the beginning to a wild weekend for college football. The Sooners made a big fall to No. 12 following the loss.

In the Big Ten, Penn State kept their top spot, moving up to No. 3 with a win over Northwestern. And Michigan took a big drop after losing at home to unranked Michigan State, landing at No. 17 — add letting the Spartans squeak into the rankings at No. 21. The other big news out of the conference was the Wisconsin win against Nebraska, leaving the Badgers up a few spots to No. 7.

We included Bill Connelly’s S&P+ Ratings because the Buckeyes usurped the Crimson Tide for the No. 1 spot. Ohio State might not make the top spot in either of the other weekly polls, but at least they take the lead in one.

There were several other big shake-ups in this weeks Coaches and AP Polls, below.

Week 7 Rankings

Rank AP Coaches Bill Connelly's S&P+ ratings
Rank AP Coaches Bill Connelly's S&P+ ratings
1 Alabama Alabama Ohio State
2 Clemson Clemson Alabama
3 Penn State Penn State Washington
4 Georgia Washington Penn State
5 Washington Georgia Georgia
6 TCU Wisconsin Clemson
7 Wisconsin TCU Wisconsin
8 Washington State Ohio State Oklahoma
9 Ohio State Washington State Auburn
10 Auburn Miami Oklahoma State
11 Miami (FL) Auburn Miami-FL
12 Oklahoma Oklahoma Florida State
13 USC USC Notre Dame
14 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State TCU
15 Virginia Tech USF Michigan
16 Notre Dame Michigan USC
17 Michigan Virginia Tech Washington State
18 South Florida San Diego State Stanford
19 San Diego State Notre Dame Louisville
20 North Carolina State NC State Virginia Tech
21 Michigan State UCF South Florida
22 UCF Michigan State Oregon
23 Stanford Utah Georgia Tech
24 Texas Tech Navy Central Florida
25 Navy Stanford LSU