The Latest AP Top 25

By DJ Byrnes on September 3, 2013 at 11:51a
79 Comments

Ohio State and Clemson each received one first place vote, which were the only first place votes not to go to Alabama. The Big Ten checks in with five teams: 

1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Ohio State
4. Clemson
5. Stanford
6. South Carolina
7. Texas A&M
8. Louisville
9. LSU
10. Florida State
11. Georgia
12. Florida
13. Oklahoma State
14. Notre Dame
15. Texas
16. Oklahoma
17. Michigan
18. UCLA
19. Northwestern
20. Washington
21. Wisconsin
22. Nebraska
23. Baylor
24. TCU
25. University of Southern California
 


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KingsRite's picture

Yep. I figured as much...

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

Love it. Wish we would have dropped more.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

Ahh Saturday's picture

Um, why do you wish that?

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

Motivated teams win more.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

ohst8buxCP's picture

Lower ranked teams also don't end up in the championship......

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

Plenty of time for teams in front of them to lose.  Ohio State was 13th in 02' preseason.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

ohst8buxCP's picture

Personally i'd rather just not have to worry about it and be #2

ChazBuckeye's picture

It's week one results...not something to get too excited about.  Nor this guy's/gal's simplistic statement that is getting SO much attention.  Who cares what he or anyone thinks at this point.  Let's worry about this after week 11...

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

cplunk's picture

You don't have to worry about it after week 11 either. Or at all. It's the AP poll. It does not have any role in the BCS formual at all. Completely just for media types to feel important.

droessl's picture

in lieu of your wish, your helmet sticker count will drop more. 

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

I dont wear a helmet.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLYE8I9nGsMif I did wear a helmet it would be like this
 

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

TNbuckeye91's picture

he did not deserve all the downvotes, but like he said, at least he doesnt wear a helmet.

I come from a long line high, low, and in-between, the same as you. - TVZ

KingsRite's picture

If we would have blown Buffalo out...we would have stayed at 2. Style points matter, it sucks but true.

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

20pts is a blow out.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Especially when you hold the opposition to 253 yards and produce 460 yourself. Oh and the team you played witn 3-14 on third while you went 7-12.
Was it perfect? Of course not. You can always build.
Did Ohio State dominate? Yep.

Fugelere's picture

True story.  If this had been a Tressel coached team and we had won by the same margin people wouldn't be able to contain their excitement.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I don't remember being giddy over Ohio State putting up 45 on Marshall. Maybe that's because the season "never happened".

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

dmurder's picture

Not trying to be a homer but seriously Oregon beat a terrible team and you would think voters would know that. There should never be movement against weak competition unless its close or you lose.

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

Bucksfan's picture

The only reason Oregon probably wasn't ranked #2 before the season was that Chip Kelly left, and they were expected to struggle as a result.  That didn't happen.

N8thegr8's picture

Actually Clemson got a 1st place vote as well. 

"Play for Ohio State or get beat by Ohio State. That simple." - Kirk Barton 

DJ Byrnes's picture

Fixed. Grazi tanto. 

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

BoBo16's picture

Not trying to be a pain but 6. Southern Carolina (South Carolina) Also I think that Clemsons offense may be the scariest offense on the NCAA by the time bowl season comes around. If they looked that good in week one imagine what itll look like in the last week against South Carolina.

Eat, Sleep, and Breathe Buckeyes

acBuckeye's picture

I figured we'd drop...... surprised we're not behind Clemson too, but what do you expect from a group that rewards teams for beating a 1-AA opponent by 60 points.

d5k's picture

Movement in the polls never makes sense.  TCU losing a close game to LSU should not result in movement as they should have been expected to lose a close game to LSU at best.

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

Southern carolina?

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

DJ Byrnes's picture

SMH. I blame writing each "USC" out.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

boojtastic's picture

Yeah, I don't get why South Carolina wants to be "USC" when they can be the undeniably more awesome "SCAR"

faux_maestro's picture

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

cinserious's picture

PEETAH! Look at his hat. Aren't you gonna' say somethin'?

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Poison nuts's picture

My mother in law just moved to South Carolina last year & all of the sudden, she loves the Cocks.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

BuckeyeVet's picture

Your father-in-law discovered viagra?

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

Poison nuts's picture

Haha...no - no father in law in the picture & never heard of this Viagra stuff - just a sweet older lady who's a really big Cocks fan!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

KingsRite's picture

If we don't blow these weak teams out and Oregon or Stanford goes undefeated with SEC getting in with a winless or 1 loss team...we can kiss our NC hopes bye bye...

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

Squirrel Master's picture

winless SEC team? now I think the SEC love has gone way overboard if a winless team gets in the Naty!
:)
 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

KingsRite's picture

Typo...lol UNDEFEATED SEC or even UNDEFEATED ACC.

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!!

I like cookies.

scottynoshotty's picture

probably a completely biased view, but there is probably 20+ teams that could drop 60 on Nicholls State. 

Well i like college and i like football...and im gunna keep doin em both cause they make me feel good!!!

jeremytwoface's picture

So basically, the polls have turned into a contest of who can score the most.
 
Good job Oregon for destroying a team that went 1-10 in Division II last year against teams like Lamar and Stephen F. Austin.
 
Beating Buffalo is a higher quality win no matter what the score is.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

acBuckeye's picture

Quit using logic. You're making too much damn sense.

jeremytwoface's picture

Ah shoot...
I forgot that logic does not apply to anything in sports anymore.
My bad.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

CUBS's picture

Nothing personal, but the polls have long been about style points. Margin of Victory used to be a a part of the formula, at least in an informal sense from what I remember. What tends to happen is all of these "lower tier" teams are clumped together as in Buffalo = Nicholls State. The pollsters only worry about the good teams, or teams they view as "good" and so anybody outside of that group tends to be grouped into the "lower tier". Thats why even a 20 point win over Buffalo really doesn't matter to the voters. You also have to factor in that the majority of voters didn't pay attention to the Oregon game and just looked at the box score while, since Ohio State was on early enough, they tuned in and saw the struggling O-line, issues with the defense, and giving up 20 points and then compare that to Oregon's dismantling of a "similar low tier" opponent. Regardless, Margin of Victory will always matter and if you can beat a team by 100, you should pursue it without looking like a complete dickhead (i.e. running up the score in crazy ways). Close calls, unless against a top 10 team, will always be looked at as a flaw for the highly ranked team. 

jeremytwoface's picture

Yeah I totally understand how it works...
 
I Just don't agree with it lol.
No harm done though... it's the first day of the work week so I feel like complaining :)
 

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

CUBS's picture

I would complain as well. I disagree with the thought that Ohio State didn't impress. They didn't need to. It was Buffalo. Time for being impressive will be at Cal and in Big Ten play. I think the voters should pay more attention and be more realistic rather than click on the box score but thats the way its been forever so I guess they are just too lazy to change.

buckeyedude's picture

Damn, you N'western geeks really are smart! I thought it was a myth!
(Just teasing, CUBS. Another good post. +1. Your analysis is spot on.)
I find this comment interesting though:

 if you can beat a team by 100, you should pursue it without looking like a complete dickhead (i.e. running up the score in crazy ways).

Does this include going for 2 twice in one game(because they wouldn't let us go for 3) while ahead by a comfortable margin?

 

 

raki's picture

I am not much worried about polls right now. Keep winning and the poll should take care itself. If we are number 1 or 2 after the big ten championship in all the polls then we are in National championship.

AJW_16's picture

Not surprising that we dropped, but a bit surprised that Oregon leapfrogged us. Thought it would be Clemson.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

BTBuckeye's picture

Not really a big deal at this point.
Clemson deserved the bump. Good for them until they start playing like Clemson again!

buckeyestu's picture

It is way too early to worry about polls. Oregon and louisville both played no one, and they moved up.  Lsu had a quality win, and should be ahead of johnny u and loserville. Florida State and Georgia imo should also be ahead of johnny u and loserville.

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