Ohio State made its return to both the Associated Press Poll and Coaches Poll last week, coming in at No. 6 in both polls.
This week, the Buckeyes remain at the No. 6 spot in the AP Poll behind Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Notre Dame for the second consecutive week. Also for the second straight week, the reigning Big Ten champions are the highest-ranked team in the conference ahead of Penn State (No. 9), Wisconsin (No. 16) and Michigan (No. 20). Minnesota made its debut in the AP Poll this week at No. 25.
This week's biggest fallers were Texas, which dropped 13 spots to No. 22, and Oklahoma, which has gone from No. 18 to unranked following its loss to Iowa State on Saturday. The Sooners were ranked No. 3 prior to its loss to Kansas State two weeks ago. Mississippi State also fell out of the poll, dropping out of its No. 16 spot following its loss to Arkansas.
The Buckeyes received two first-place votes in the AP Poll after receiving four first-place votes last week.
|6||OHIO STATE||0–0||1,165 (2)||6||Big Ten|
|9||PENN STATE||0–0||935||10||Big Ten|
|10||OKLAHOMA STATE||3–0||919||17||Big 12|
|15||BRIGHAM YOUNG||3–0||661||22||IA Independents|
|24||IOWA STATE||2–1||215||–||Big 12|
Ohio State also comes in at No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, trailing the same five teams that it trails in the AP Poll. The Buckeyes received two first-place votes in the Coaches Poll for the second straight week.
Oklahoma fell out of the Coaches Poll as well, as the Sooners' bid for a return to the College Football Playoff was wiped out with their second straight loss.