Ohio State Climbs to No. 3 in AP Poll

By Jason Priestas on November 10, 2013 at 11:38a
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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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I still want the story behind that picture.

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

Ohio1St81's picture

Look at #24, I think you spelled "Minnesota" wrong. 

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Nkohl13's picture

Yeah I'm actually pissed that 6-3 Georgia is in ahead of 8-2 Minnesota and even 7-2 Nebraska
Edit: And a 3 loss LSU for that matter. No 3 loss teams should even be ranked IMO. 

andyb's picture

What about Sparty???  #1 defense in the country and only one loss...behind 2 loss Carolina and A&M...stupid.

Ahh Saturday's picture

LSU and TAMU both lost to Alabama, which counts as a win.  UGA plays in the SEC and started the season in the top 5 which basically means they cannot fall out of the top 25 ever.

NCBuck1's picture

SEC SEC SEC. App State was a quality win. Definetly better than beating scUM.

Really though, this crap is so old. Please someone beat them in the championship game.

BuckeyeFanInBoulder's picture

If Bama plays like they did in the first half last night against Auburn or especially FSU, good night Saban.

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Actually...  maybe beating Appy State IS better than beating scUM...

Hovenaut's picture

Still in the hunt.....

andyb's picture

Baylor's schedule is backloaded, too.

However, they cannot play in a conference championship game. That is something that has plagued us in the past and if Bama or FSU lose it could be our saving grace as long as we take care of business of course.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Baylor will be playing Texas the same day as the B1G championship game.

harleymanjax's picture

Michigan State getting screwed! No way UCLA should be ahead of them!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

andyb's picture

The SEC...the only conference in the country with TWO three loss teams in the top 25...there is your media bias right there ladies and gentlemen. 

N8thegr8's picture

I think I am a closet Minnesota fan or something. I'm very happy seeing them ranked 25 in the coaches poll

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

nfischer's picture

Well consider this your coming out party.

opus's picture

Coaches is up, too: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/polls/
#3 Good Guys
#16 Michigan State
#20 Wisconsin
#25 Minnesota
Nice to see the Gophers in there, but man, Sparty/Wiscy continue to get no love.

northcampus's picture

1.  I think Wisconsin is absolutely the most underrated team in America.  If it were not for the goofy ending to the ASU game, they'd have a single, 7 point loss on the road to a top 3 team, which would have to guarantee a top 10 ranking.
2.  I also think LSU could lose their last 2 games and still be ranked.  Really hoping the bowl season exposes the SEC this year.  Or we'll be going through the same 'outside looking in' nonsense next year with an OSU team that will probably be just as good (if not better) than the 2013 version.

cal3713's picture

Check out the hi/low column in that poll... crazy.  FSU high 2, low 12; Missouri high 7, low not ranked; Oregon high 2, low 7.  Actually, the number of not ranked lows that exist make me question how coaches are actually using these polls... are some coaches only ranking the top ten??

Nkohl13's picture

That's not the highest and lowest vote. That's just the highest and lowest position in the polls that the team has had. Mizzou's highest ranking was 7 and lowest was NR because they started off the season unranked.

cal3713's picture

Also, we have a better point lead over Baylor in that poll (1401 vs. 1376); which is good, since it matters.

northcampus's picture

Really hoping Michigan State finds a way into the top 10 before the B1G title game.

Ohio State Ombre's picture

i believe you spelled champship wrong

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Poor Louisville and NIU. Even a 3 loss LSU team gets more respect.

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

KLF Buckeye's picture

Given the level of disrespect levied at Ohio State these days, should we really expect other B1G teams to receive their due credit?

Jeeves's picture

Seriously Georgia is ranked? This is complete and utter madness.

RedStorm45's picture

1) I don't get the Wisconsin rating.  After the ASU game, voters didn't really penalize them as they were both rated next to each other.  They have a 7 point road loss to the #3 team. They should be in the top 12 for sure.  Other teams aren't heavily penalized for losing to top 5 teams (Clemson got SMASHED at home).  So why is Wisky penalized?  The ASU "loss" shouldn't even count against them, and it didn't in the first poll after that week as they were the highest one-loss team then.
2) Sparty hasn't won pretty (14-0 Purdue anyone?) but come on.  Number 1 D.  They've got the QB situation figured out.  But THREE two loss teams ahead of them? Seriously?
3) It's painfully obvious that SEC teams are afforded an extra loss compared to any other conference. The SEC is overrated.

buckeye4life050233's picture

Suprisingly they actually took the 7 point loss at OSU out against our buckeyes simply changing the narrative the way espn does by asking why didn't Ohio State beat Wisconsin by more than 7

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I know no one cares about these teams, but how in the hell is Fresno State ranked so much higher than Northern Illinois. At least Northern Illinois beat a solid Iowa squad, and they were a BCS team last year.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.