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After Rutgers win, Ohio State stays at No. 4 in AP Poll

The Buckeyes are now on a collision course with No. 15 TCU next Saturday.

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Ohio State Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Ohio State Buckeyes maintained their No. 4 ranking in the AP Poll after defeating Rutgers, 52-3. While the win was convincing, Alabama, Clemson and Georgia all had wins—with the latter two playing Power 5 opponents. No. 2 Clemson held off Texas A&M on the road, and No. 3 Georgia thumped conference foe South Carolina.

OSU isn’t the only Big Ten team in the top-10. Wisconsin, after a slow start with New Mexico, pulled away for a 45-14 win. However, the Badgers were bumped from No. 5 to No. 6, as the Oklahoma Sooners jumped them after dismantling UCLA on Saturday. Other Big Ten teams that won (and stayed in the Top 25) include Penn State (No. 11) and Michigan (No. 19).

However, a Big Ten team did slide downward. Michigan State, who entered the week No. 15, stumbled to No. 25 after losing on a last-second field goal at Arizona State.

Below is the full Top 25 standings after Week 2.

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

Next weekend, Ohio State will have their first real test of the season, as they’ll head to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas to face the No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs. The game will be broadcast on ABC, and is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. College Gameday will be making their way to Fort Worth next week, hosting on the campus of TCU.