It took awhile, but the Ohio State Buckeyes pulled away from the TCU Horned Frogs Saturday night. With that win in Arlington, Texas, the Buckeyes maintained their spot in the AP Poll Top 5, sticking at No. 4. With the loss, the Horned Frogs slipped to No. 17.
Another team that went tumbling down the polls was Wisconsin. The Badgers lost at home in heartbreaking fashion to unranked BYU. Wiscy had a chance to tie the game at the end, but a missed field goal sailed wide (wide) left sealing the Badgers’ fate in the final minute. Because of that, Wisconsin fell to No. 18.
LSU and the fighting Joe Burrow’s pulled one out against Auburn in the annual Tiger Bowl. The Tigers of Baton Rouge variety entered the week at No. 12. Now, they are in the top 10 at No. 6.
At the top of the poll, things remained unchanged. Alabama is still No. 1, Georgia jumped Clemson to come in at No. 2 with Clemson now at No. 3 after three convincing wins. The Crimson Tide played conference foe Ole Miss, and absolutely sent them to oblivion— winning the game 62-7.
While the Buckeyes still sit at No. 4, they have closed the gap behind No. 3 from 119 points to 48 after the win over TCU.
In the Coaches Poll, the Buckeyes stayed at No. 4, following Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia. Oklahoma rounds out the top-5. The LSU Tigers moved up seven spots to No. 6.