COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio State got the week off from playing after its nail-biting 17-14 win over Notre Dame. Even without a game, they retained its ranking.
Ohio State (4-0, 1-0) has been ranked No. 4 in the new Associated Press Poll after the fifth week of college football. The AP poll had little movement at the top with the top-seven staying intact. The only movement in the top-ten was the return of Notre Dame at No. 10 after its win over Duke.
A very notable aspect of this week’s AP poll was how spread out the first-place votes became with Georgia only receiving 35 first-place votes this week, compared to 55 last week. Michigan and Texas each gained more than 10 first-place votes.
The Buckeyes also kept its spot in the USA Today coaches rankings at No. 3. Voters for both the AP and coaches polls gave OSU first-place nods. The Buckeyes received two first-place votes in the coaches poll and one in the AP rankings.
Multiple teams joined the AP rankings after week five including No. 20 Kentucky, No. 21 Missouri, No. 24 Fresno State, and No. 25 Louisville.
The No. 3 Buckeyes will host Maryland on Saturday at noon from Ohio Stadium in the team’s first Big Ten game in Columbus.
Another OSU game will be broadcast on NBC4 in primetime: Nov. 11 vs. Michigan State. NBC4’s coverage of primetime Big Ten football continues this Saturday at 7 p.m. with No. 2 Michigan taking on Minnesota.
Associated Press Poll (Oct. 1, 2023)
|4||Ohio State (1)|
|5||Florida State (4)|
Coaches Poll (Oct. 1, 2023)
|3||Ohio State (2)|