Ohio State No. 3 in Latest AP, Coaches Polls

November 24, 2013 at 12:32p    by DJ Byrnes    
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THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.
COACHES POLL
RK Team Record
1 Alabama (56) 11-0
2 Florida State (6) 11-0
3 Ohio State  11-0
4 Clemson 10-1
5 Auburn 10-1
6 Missouri 10-1
7 Oklahoma State 10-1
8 Baylor 9-1
9 South Carolina 9-2
10 Stanford 9-2
11 Michigan State 10-1
12 Oregon 9-2
13 Fesno State 10-0
14 Wisconsin 9-2
15 LSU 8-3
16 Louisville 10-1
17 Oklahoma 9-2
18 Arizona State  9-2
19 Central Florida 9-1
20 Northern Illinois 11-0
21 Texas A&M 8-3
22 UCLA 8-3
23 USC 9-3
24 Duke 9-2
25 Cincinnati 9-2
AP POLL
Rk Team Record
1 Alabama (56) 11-0
2 Florida State (4) 11-0
3 Ohio State  11-0
4 Auburn 10-1
5 Missouri 10-1
6 Clemson 10-1
7 Oklahoma State 10-1
8 Stanford  9-2
9 Baylor 9-1
10 South Carolina 9-2
11 Michigan State 10-1
12 Oregon 9-2
13 Arizona State 9-2
14 Wisconsin 9-2
15 LSU 8-3
16 Fresno State 10-0
17 UCF 9-1
18 Northern Illinois 11-0
19 Texas A&M 8-3
20 Oklahoma 9-2
21 Louisville 10-1
22 UCLA 8-3
23 USC 9-3
24 Duke 9-2
25 Notre Dame 8-3

Baylor's and Oregon's dustings at the hands of Oklahoma State and Arizona saw the Bears and the Ducks take a plunge in the polls this week, with Oregon falling to No. 12 in each poll and Baylor dropping to No. 9 in the AP Poll and No. 8 in the Coaches Poll.

Auburn continues its meteoric rise through the polls all the way to the No. 4 spot in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the Coaches Poll. The Tigers will host top-ranked Alabama on Saturday with a spot in the SEC Championship game on the line for the first time since anyone can remember.

The losses, particularly Baylor's loss, allowed Ohio State to strengthen its grip on the No. 3 spot in each poll. The Buckeyes have 1,375 points in the AP Poll, 79 points ahead of No. 4 Auburn. Meanwhile, Ohio State has 1,428 points in the Coaches Poll, good enough for a 139-point lead on No. 4 Clemson. In fact, a mere 60 points separate No. 2 Florida State and Ohio State in that poll.

Big Ten teams remain criminally under ranked, with Michigan State, winners of seven-straight, No. 11 in both polls, and Wisconsin No. 14 in each poll. Michigan State closes their regular season at home against Minnesota Saturday, while the Badgers host Penn State.


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KingsRite's picture

This gets more comical every week...lol

“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-

DJ Byrnes's picture

When I do the polls I go back to an old article to use as base HTML for the new one... and yeah, the old polls are even higher in comedy. #OregonWouldBeatOhioStateby28

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

Deadly Nuts's picture

Okie State not #5?

LEBRON

unknownmusketeer's picture

For the AP poll, only 5 voters don't have us ranked #3 (60x23=1380; currently we have 1375 points, assuming no one voted us #2).

kholmes's picture

Actually there were only two voters who didnt have osu #3. Drew Sharp has the Buckeyes at 5 while Jon Wilner has them at 6.
Drew Sharp is from the Detroit Free Press and is noted B1G troll. He is awful. He even has Michigan St at 16 this week if you can believe it. So you may think he is a M fan but as one myself, I can assure you he hates Michigan even more than MSU or OSU by a large margin as he specializes in anti-Michigan articles. It is to the point that if you were to post an article from him on a Michigan site, the post would either get deleted or you would be ridiculed severely.
 

buckeyedude's picture

I read the Freep quite frequently. He is worse than Mark May. The guy does everything possible to piss off UM, MSU and OSU fans. He is a "troll" that somehow got a job writing for a newspaper. Welcome to the new America.

 

 

Toilrt Paper's picture

One had Ohio State 5th.

CCatanzaro's picture

Arizona State a spot ahead of Wiscy.  Baylor gets neutered by fOSU and stays in the top 10?  Injustice!
 

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

kdizzleduzit's picture

Auburn and Missouri at 4 & 5 in the AP is laughable 

Ahh Saturday's picture

MSU 6th ranked one-loss team, also behind two, two-loss teams.  smh.

armybuckinva's picture

Michigan St. at #11. 

3cent's picture

Wow, Oregon didn't drop enough

Dublin68's picture

Clemson lost to FSU at home 51-14 and they are number 4 in the coaches Poll
Stanford and S Carolina with two loses ahead of MSU and a top 10 team
Stanford lost to unranked Utah and S Carolina lost to the lonely Tennessee
 
 
 
 

unknownmusketeer's picture

Self-fulfilling prophecy.
"[Random School or Conference] is really good [or bad]."
Next week:
"Hey, don't worry about the blowout loss, they are still a top notch team."

kdizzleduzit's picture

Jesse Palmer just said OSU has to worry about Auburn jumping them in the BCS if they beat Bama. This is becoming comical

KLF Buckeye's picture

I guess you get a lot of style points for winning via miracle against a battered Georgia team at home.

BuckeyeChris's picture

Which is why a curb-stomping is in order at AACC. I would not be surprised, at all, if Auburn jumps us, especially if they win impressively. 

TMac's picture

Not going to happen. No 1 loss team has ever finished higher than an undefeated team from an AQ conference.  It's certainly possible in the AP, even if it shouldn't. 

Boomcat's picture

Our lead over #4 in both polls is substantial to say the least. Besides, the coaches poll is what matters, and Auburn isn't even number 4 there. Its safe to forget about the stuff behind us. Thats over, just worry about Winston getting charged or Alabama losing. If one of those two things happen, and assuming we win out, we are in.

BrewstersMillions's picture

While guys with actual knowledge of the BCS say otherwise. Palmer is just saying stuff to fill airspace. Can't happen, won't happen.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

Kurt's picture

Ohio State's SoS has now officially surpassed FSU's.
Sagarin link.

KLF Buckeye's picture

Awesome, now they will start talking about OSU jumping FSU!

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

According to Jeff's 'more accurate' predictors, WIsconsin would beat Ohio State and his BCS numbers have Northern Illinois at #3.

armybuckinva's picture

I've been telling people (family members, co-workers) that we will pass up FSU regardless if they win out.  Our SOS will only get stronger over the next two weeks and will be enough to propel us over FSU in the BCS.  I'm aware that I'm probably being overly optimistic, but I'm standing beside my prediction.  We'll see how close we get to them tonight with the release of the updated BCS poll.

Kurt's picture

Yea I've also been thinking and talking about OSU's B1G Sos being potentially better by season's end than FSU's ACC SoS.  Glad it's now coming to fruiition.  Shame is that Wisconsin and Michigan State are getting royally screwed in these rankings.  Just last week Florida nearly beat South Carolina - in Columbia - yet they along with couple other undeserving 2-loss teams sit ahead of them.  You can't even say Michigan State or Wisconsin are hated on for winning ugly, because that's how Stanford lives and breathes. 

Boomcat's picture

We have gained about 25 or 30 points this week in both polls, and thats even with FSU putting up 80. I can see how your prediction could very valid.

Ahh Saturday's picture

Who has the better opponent next week, OSU @ Michigan, or FSU vs UF?  And how hilariously awful would a UF vs UM game be to watch right now?

Alhan's picture

As hilariously awful as Ohio State / Florida was in the Gator Bowl a couple years ago?

#Donthurtme!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

AndyVance's picture

Wisconsin and Michigan State still getting trolled by the voters. Unbelievable. MSU should be in the top 10, and Wisky should be pretty darn close.

KingsRite's picture

There is actually a good possibility we could be #1 before this is all said and done. Alabama loses to Auburn and FSU has Winston issues. Just need to win out and beat MSU in a convincing manner. Worst scenario is we go to the Rose Bowl and curb stomp the PAC12 again.

“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-

brandonbauer87's picture

I agree.  And I'm not really happy about it. I think a win over FSU or Bama looks better than over Auburn or Mizzou. 

Alhan's picture

While a win over unbeaten Bama would be the best case scenario for our national perception, at this point, just win baby!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Brutus's picture

I enjoy chatting about all the 'what ifs' with you all, but I sincerely hope the team isn't thinking this way.  I trust that Meyer has them focused, but the last thing I want is the players thinking about how much they have to beat certain teams by.  Looking ahead was obviously a big problem for Cooper's teams. JT for the most part put an end to that.  Still, I remember the Cooper years all too well to start worrying about anything beyond the next game, much less how much we beat an opponent by two games from now.

RBuck's picture

Sparty got the shaft big time.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Osu2105's picture

The fact that 2 9-2 teams are ahead of them really is a shame

Knarcisi's picture

They should be at #8. 

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Regarding some of the voter's rankings you just have to shake your head.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

opus's picture

So we need to root for Clemson to knock of USCe this weekend to ensure Sparty gets in the Top 10 by the B1GCG. If USCe wins, I don't think that loss would knock Clemson out of the Top 10. I don't see any other upsets ahead of them, but I could be missing something.
Also, a prediction: if Auburn beats Alabama, Bama falls no further than 4th. And you'll see a disturbing number of voters who will vote Auburn #1 over both FSU and OSU. And it will be complete bullshit when it happens.

Idaho Helga's picture

Opus is right.  We need to pound TTUN next week. I hate the thought of looking past them even though the champ game in Indy is set.  If we don't win impressively it will be viewed as a loss.  That combined with an impressive Auburn win would definitely have 1/2 the voters voting Auburn ahead of us.  I would like to see the score 70-0. 
We need Sparty to save his overdue Spart for Indy, not next week vs Minnesota.  Minnesota only lost to Wisky 20-7 and Wisky has been pummeling people lately. 
Go Bucks!   It's Hate week!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

so...what happens if auburn beats alabama? Do they jump tOSU?

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

TMac's picture

No, there will be AP voters that have them ranked above us, but not in the BCS where it matters. So long as we keep winning!

KingsRite's picture

Auburn lost to 8-3 LSU and barely beat 8-3 Texas A&M. The rest of their schedule is horse crap...

“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-

opus's picture

You know this, I know this, this entire site knows this. But on the other hand, SEC SEC SEC

Squirrel Master's picture

and the dumbest play ever by UGA last week to win. i just dont see auburn beating Bama.

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

ScarletNGrey01's picture

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

OSUPhilosopherAndHomer's picture

If (When) we beat MSU in the CCG will they drop all the way out of the rankings? Not sure if this comment is sarcastic or not?

“This is America! And in America, if something sucks, you're supposed to be able to get your money back!”
-Stan

RedStorm45's picture

Thought the coaches left out UCF, bud then I saw it was spelled out.

Knarcisi's picture

We gained 23 points on FSU in the Coaches poll now that the Baylor garbage is done. I've been saying this for weeks, we beat MSU and we will have 2 top 10-15 wins against them and Wisconsin. Frankly, FSU can't match that. They have blown everyone out and have been very impressive, but we will get last impression. They play a team that got beat by an FCS school, then likely Duke!  We will get some visibility with scUM and MSU is garnering a lot of deserved attention right now. Winston goes down for legal issues, even if the stay unbeaten, I could see that swinging votes our way. Quite ironic with the timing of "Tiebreaker". Two weeks to go boys, a lot of chips have fallen, and it ain't over til the fat lady sings. 

Zofinda's picture

UCF behind Louisville in the coaches makes ZERO sense is a shame. Guess it's irrelevant, if they win out they'll get the BCS bid over UL

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

An 8-3 LSU is in the top 15. Good ole' SEC powerhouses.

Brady Hoke ate my comment

KBonay's picture

Wouldn't we want USC to win? Hurting FSU's best win?
@MattBaxendell: #FloridaState's current SOS is 76th from Sagarin, while #OSU is 67th. FSU's is only gonna get worse while OSU has a top 10 game remaining!

Knarcisi's picture

Also gained 37 points on FSU in the Harris poll. 

btalbert25's picture

Can you imagine the outrage that will happen if/when Ohio State jumps FSU.  People will go nuts. 

btalbert25's picture

Need some B1G coaches to give a little love in the coaches poll in that final poll.  Do like the SEC coaches and artificially pump us up. 

One Bad Buckeye's picture

I'm with you but in this case I don't think it would be artificial pumping up, no?

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

btalbert25's picture

No, I guess what I'm saying is we need them to give us some first or 2nd place votes.  SEC folks did that for Bama 2 years ago. 

nfischer's picture

MSU, oh MSU....why did you have to go and lose to ND?
 How perfect would it have been to face an undefeated team in the B1G championship?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

MSU, oh MSU....why did you have to go and lose to ND?

Because the refs were terrible.

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

buckeyedude's picture

Wisconsin and MSU would pound the shit out of Baylor. After getting hammered by a 40 year old MAN and his football team, there is no damn way Baylor should be ranked that high. No way.
Everybody has an agenda in these polls. Urban is so right. This thing is so flawed it would be comical if it weren't for the fact that there is so much money riding on these games.
I just hope that someday they could get to an 8 team playoff. If you can't make the top 8, then tough shit. There is no way a #9 team(looking @ you Baylor) should even have a shot at the NC.
I would love to see an Alabama or LSU be FORCED to play Ohio State @ home in The Shoe in 30* weather and snow.

 

 

Maestro's picture

Dude, you make a wonderful point.  A playoff without home games for the higher seeds is not really a playoff IMHO.  They will screw it up and make all of the games "neutral site" affairs.

vacuuming sucks

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Using the BCS standings a playoff of the top 8 would include two loss Stanford and but leave out one loss Sparty. Is there even a strong argument that Auburn, Missouri, Clemson & Okie State should all make it over the Spartans?
I know by the end of the season Sparty is likely to have two losses, but so will at least some of the teams that will make it in ahead of them.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

To be fair to Baylor, they were playing without their best RB(Lache Seastrunk), and best WR(Tevin Reese). That's a huge loss in production for them.

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

Maestro's picture

Everyone just has to remember that Oregon beat Tennessee really badly.  That holds a lot of water.

vacuuming sucks

Enzo's picture

How Stanford is a top 10 team with 2 losses to unranked opponents is just mind boggling. Sparty should be ranked ahead of them at a minimum. I'd argue the Badgers loss to the Bucks and getting robbed by the refs puts them ahead of the Cardinal as well.
 

bux_booster's picture

Please don't flame me, but part of me would rather go to the Rose Bowl and beat a Pac 12 team and keep the streak going.  I do not feel we would be Alabama at this point given our issues at LB.  It might keep Braxton for another year too.
 

AndyVance's picture

I hear you, and understand that logic, even though I don't agree. I think we stack up pretty well against 'Bama, and our guys would be tuned up and ready to dial in a convincing victory. Remember, Coach Meyer is one of the few guys out there who really, truly understands how to unseat Nick Saban as the reigning king of college football.