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Ohio State moves up to No. 8 in AP Poll

Even though the Buckeyes didn’t play a game this weekend, they climbed three spots.

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A crazy week in college football saw two top-10 teams fall. Those losses benefited the Ohio State Buckeyes, who had the week off, and helped moved them from No. 11 to No. 8 in the latest edition of the AP Poll Top 25.

The top-5 remain unchanged with Alabama leading the way—receiving all 60 first-place votes in the process. Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan filed behind the Crimson Tide. Georgia’s win over then-No. 9 Florida in, arguably, the game of the week, moved them up a spot to No. 6.

Texas losing to Oklahoma State not only helped Georgia, but rival Oklahoma. The Sooners moved up to No. 7, while UCF moved up to No. 9. Even though the Knights were off this week, the recognized national champion Knights were leaped by the Buckeyes.

Washington State rounds out the top-10, after surviving Stanford on the road.

The bottom half of the poll saw a ton of shakeups as losses happened all over the place.

A loss to Northwestern pushed Wisconsin out of the Top 25, and Iowa’s one-possession loss to then-No. 17 Penn State dropped them back one spot to No. 19. In total, the Big Ten has four teams ranked this week in Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Iowa.

While the AP Poll rankings carry weight, all eyes will be focused on the initial College Football Playoff rankings for the season, which will come out on Tuesday evening. But in the meantime, he’s the full AP Top 25 rankings.

AP Poll (Nov. 3, 2018)

Rank Team [First Place Votes] Record
Rank Team [First Place Votes] Record
1 Alabama [60] 9-0
2 Clemson 9-0
3 Notre Dame 9-0
4 Michigan 8-1
5 Georgia 8-1
6 Oklahoma 8-1
7 West Virginia 7-1
8 Ohio State 8-1
9 LSU 7-2
10 Washington State 8-1
11 UCF 8-0
12 Kentucky 7-2
13 Syracuse 7-2
14 Utah State 8-1
15 Texas 6-3
16 Fresno State 8-1
17 Boston College 7-2
18 Mississippi State 6-3
19 Florida 6-3
20 Washington 7-3
21 Penn State 6-3
22 North Carolina State 6-2
23 Iowa State 5-3
24 Michigan State 6-3
25 Cincinnati 8-1