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Ohio State climbs to No. 5 in AP poll, rises in other rankings as well

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Oh, and Michigan fell... hard.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Miami OH at Ohio State Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Following their 76-5 victory over the Miami-Ohio RedHawks, the Ohio State Buckeyes are No. 5 in the AP Poll released on Sunday afternoon. The Clemson Tigers remained at No. 1 followed by No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 LSU. Oklahoma dropped to No. 6.

Following their dominant win over the previously No. 11 Michigan Wolverines, the Wisconsin Badgers moved up from No. 13 to No. 8. Other Big Ten teams in the AP’s poll this week include No. 12 Penn State, No. 14 Iowa, No. 20 Michigan and No. 25 Michigan State.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were all amongst the teams receiving votes.

Check out the complete Week 5 AP Top 25 here:

AP Poll Top 25 | Sept. 22

Rank Team Previous Rank Points
Rank Team Previous Rank Points
1 Clemson 1 1,543
2 Alabama 2 1,485
3 Georgia 3 1,400
4 LSU 4 1,344
5 Ohio State 6 1,288
6 Oklahoma 5 1,283
7 Auburn 8 1,169
8 Wisconsin 13 1,071
9 Florida 9 22
10 Notre Dame 7 989
11 Texas 12 968
12 Penn State 13 848
13 Oregon 16 839
14 Iowa 18 714
15 California 23 547
16 Boise State 20 524
17 Washington 22 49
18 Virginia 21 430
19 Utah 10 426
20 Michigan 11 287
21 USC - 257
22 UCF 15 252
23 Texas A&M 17 233
24 Kansas State - 230
25 Michigan State - 104

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Earlier in the day, the Coaches Poll was released, and the Buckeyes remained at sixth behind Clemson, ‘Bama, Georgia, Oklahoma, and LSU. Michigan dropped from 10th to 20th. Wisconsin moves up five spots to No. 9, Penn State is now 11th, and Iowa is up from No. 14 to No. 18.

Michigan State was the third team receiving votes, and Minnesota and Nebraska also got a few as well.

Check out the complete Week 5 Coaches Poll here:

Coaches Poll Top 25 | Sept. 22

Rank Team Record Points First Place Votes Previous Week Change
Rank Team Record Points First Place Votes Previous Week Change
1 Clemson 4-0 1622 62 1
2 Alabama 4-0 1558 2 2
3 Georgia 4-0 1475 1 3
4 Oklahoma 3-0 1388 0 4
5 Louisiana State 4-0 1378 0 5
6 Ohio State 4-0 1335 0 6
7 Auburn 4-0 1198 0 9 2
8 Florida 4-0 1138 0 8
9 Wisconsin 3-0 1100 0 14 5
10 Notre Dame 2-1 980 0 7 -3
11 Penn State 3-0 964 0 12 1
12 Texas 3-1 959 0 13 1
13 Oregon 3-1 816 0 17 4
14 Iowa 3-0 778 0 18 4
15 Boise State 4-0 558 0 20 5
16 California 4-0 505 0 23 7
17 Washington 3-1 485 0 21 4
18 Virginia 4-0 450 0 22 4
19 Utah 3-1 445 0 11 -8
20 Michigan 2-1 389 0 10 -10
21 Texas A&M 2-2 270 0 15 -6
22 Kansas State 3-0 262 0 25 3
23 Central Florida 3-1 233 0 16 -7
24 Wake Forest 4-0 143 0 NR 6
25 Southern California 3-1 130 0 NR

Now, while we are always happy to trumpet the picks of beat writers and coaches/SIDs who can’t possibly keep up with everything that happens around the country, we do tend to give preference to our computer overlords who break down all of the numbers to determine who the best teams in the country are.

Now that preseason projections — which were hard on the Buckeyes because of all of the talent lost to the NFL — are only 55 percent of the formula and that conference-level adjustments have been implemented, the Buckeyes have shot up to No. 2 in Bill Connelly’s SP+ rankings.

We also enjoy the thoughts of the astute analysts whose job it is to cover college football as a whole (especially when they like the Buckeyes).

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