The Buckeyes debut at No. 2.
Ohio State will start the season as the No. 2 team in the nation as the Buckeyes check in at second in the debut coaches poll, behind only Clemson.
The Buckeyes received the second-most first-place votes, earning 17 compared to Clemson's 38, with Alabama and LSU receiving four and six first-place votes, respectively.
Behind Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia and LSU round out the top five. Penn State – the highest-rated opponent on the Buckeyes' schedule, debuts at No. 7.
The Big Ten has a total of six teams ranked in the initial Coaches Poll. Ohio State and Penn State lead the way as the only top-10 teams, followed by No. 12 Wisconsin, No. 15 Michigan, No. 18 Minnesota and No. 23 Iowa.
Ohio State is slated to begin its season Sept. 3 with a road matchup against Illinois.