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Ohio State holds No. 3 ranking in latest AP Poll

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After homecoming victory, the Buckeyes stay behind Alabama and Georgia.

NCAA Football: Indiana at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

After a 49-26 win on homecoming weekend against Indiana, the Ohio State Buckeyes stay at No. 3 in the AP Poll. The latest edition of the poll came out at 2 p.m. ET Sunday.

Last week, the Buckeyes received one vote for top-ranked team in the poll. This week, they still have one vote for top team in the land.

Atop the AP Poll for another week is the Alabama Crimson Tide. Like the Buckeyes, the Tide are 6-0 on the season. On Saturday, the defending national champions rocked Arkansas, 65-31. The No. 2 team for another week is Georgia, the reigning national runner-ups. The Bulldogs rolled to 6-0 after a 41-13 victory over Vanderbilt.

Clemson followed behind Ohio State at No. 4. After surviving Syracuse last week, the Tigers routed Wake Forest, 63-3. Notre Dame rounds out the top five after a primetime win on the road against a then-No. 24 Virginia Tech squad.

There were three shakeups in the top 10. Following a loss at Florida, the LSU Tigers fell from No. 5 to No. 13. After mounting a comeback against Texas in the fourth quarter, the then-No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners ended up losing the Red River Showdown to the Longhorns on a last-second field goal. The Sooners are now No. 11. Lastly, Auburn suffered their second loss of the season, thanks to Mississippi State on Saturday evening, and moved from No. 8 to No. 21.

I guess Texas is back, folks, as the Tom Herman coach squad saw the biggest jump, moving from No. 19 to No. 9. Herman wasn’t the only Urban Meyer disciple to make strides in the AP Poll. Luke Fickell’s Cincinnati Bearcats improved to 6-0 and earned the No. 25 spot in this week’s rankings.

In addition to Ohio State, there are three other Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25. Penn State didn’t play this week, but moved from No. 11 to No. 8. Michigan’s win over Maryland move them from No. 15 to No. 12, and Wisconsin’s night time win over Nebraska nudged them from No. 16 to No. 15. The Badgers and Wolverines will face each other this upcoming Saturday in Ann Arbor.

Michigan State was No. 20, but after losing to Northwestern, the Spartans are now unranked.

Below is 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