Ohio State Climbs to No. 3 in AP Poll

By Jason Priestas on November 10, 2013 at 11:38a
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Ohio State picked a good week to be away from the stadium.
RK Team Pts PVS Record
1 Alabama (56) 1,472 1 9-0
2 Florida State (3) 1,418 3 9-0
3 Ohio State 1,310 4 9-0
4 Baylor 1,303 5 8-0
5 Stanford 1,272 6 8-1
6 Oregon 1,139 2 8-1
7 Auburn 1,109 7 9-1
8 Clemson 1,049 8 8-1
9 Missouri 1,012 9 9-1
10 Texas A&M 909 11 8-2
11 South Carolina 857 13 7-2
12 Oklahoma State 780 15 8-1
13 UCLA 669 16 7-2
14 Michigan State 633 18 8-1
15 UCF 596 19 7-1
16 Fresno State 588 17 9-0
17 Wisconsin 503 21 7-2
18 LSU 470 10 7-3
19 Louisville 467 20 8-1
20 Northern Illinois 396 22 9-0
21 Arizona State 362 23 7-2
22 Oklahoma 285 12 7-2
23 Texas 185 NR 7-2
24 Miami 121 14 7-2
25 Georgia 78 NR 6-3

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.


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