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Capitalizing on Oregon's loss to Stanford Thursday night, Ohio State is up one spot to No. 3 in the AP this week. Alabama remains No. 1 following a convincing win over then No. 10 LSU, while Florida State is No. 2. Baylor and Stanford round out the top five.
Oregon plummeted from No. 2 to No. 6, which is fair for a road loss to a very good Stanford team. LSU fell all the way to No. 18.
Possibly concerning to Buckeye fans is the fact that Ohio State has just a 7-point lead on No. 4 Baylor in the AP Poll. Baylor's schedule is backloaded, too.
Michigan State checks in at No. 14, while fellow Big Ten mate Wisconsin shows at No. 17 in the AP Poll. You have to think that if the Badgers had not been robbed against Arizona State, there's a better than even chance they're a top 12 team right now. THANK, PAC-12 REFS.
Still, Michigan State's ascent is good news for Ohio State, assuming they continue to win and the Buckeyes draw them in the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis next month.
The AP Poll, of course, does not factor into BCS rankings, which will be released at 8:30 p.m. tonight on ESPN.