Just like them United States today Coaches Poll, released early Sunday afternoon, left Ohio State second in the Associated Press’s top 25 poll after its 43-30 win in Maryland.
First-place Georgia earned 62 of a potential 63 first-place votes after their 16-6 win in Kentucky, while No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 TCU were stuck after narrow victories over Illinois and Baylor, respectively. USC moves into the top 5 with a win at UCLA, while LSU, Clemson, Alabama, Tennessee and Oregon round out the top 10.
The Buckeyes and Wolverines are two of three Big Ten teams ranked in this week’s poll, with Penn State ranking 11th. Notre Dame, who lost in Week 1 in Columbus, also moved up to 13th ahead of next weekend’s fifth-placed Trojans ahead of their much-anticipated matchup.
Of course, Ohio State ends the regular season by hosting third-placed Michigan next Saturday afternoon. It will be the 12th meeting in which both teams have finished in the top five, most recently the Buckeyes’ 30-27 win in double overtime over the Wolverines in 2016.
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The full Associated Press top 25 poll is below, with first place votes in parentheses:
- Georgia (62)
- State of Ohio (1)
- State of Kansas
- State of Florida
- North Carolina
- Ole Fraulein
- Oregon State
- Coastal Carolina
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