COLUMBUS (WCMH/AP) – The Ohio State Buckeyes managed to reach No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll Sunday after a dominating win over Purdue.

Entering Saturday’s game at No. 6 for the second week in a row, the Buckeyes’ 59-31 victory over the No. 19 Boilermakers pushed the scarlet and gray into the top five for the first time since Oct. 24, after the Indiana win.

They and No. 4 Oregon leapfrogged previous the No. 4, Oklahoma, which earned its first loss of the season Saturday to Baylor.

Purdue, going into Saturday’s game No. 19, was knocked out of this week’s poll.

Ohio State hosts No. 7 Michigan State for the final regular-season home game at the Shoe, then travels to No. 8 Michigan on Nov. 27. Both games are a noon start.

The Cincinnati Bearcats continue their best run in school history but fell from No. 2 to No. 3 in this week’s poll despite beating South Florida 45-28 Friday. Alabama, this week’s No. 2, dominated New Mexico State on Saturday, 59-3.

Cincinnati hosts the Southern Methodist University Mustangs Saturday before wrapping up the regular season on the road at East Carolina on Nov. 26.

Full AP Top 25 as of Week 12 (Nov. 14):

RankTeamChange
1.Georgia (10-0)
2.Alabama (9-1)+1
3.Cincinnati (10-0)-1
4.Oregon (9-1)+1
5.Ohio State (9-1)+1
6.Notre Dame (9-1)+1
7.Michigan State (9-1)+1
8.Michigan (9-1)+1
9.Oklahoma State (9-1)+1
10.Ole Miss (8-2)+2
11.Baylor (8-2)+7
12.Oklahoma (9-1)-8
13.Wake Forest (9-1)
14.Brigham Young (8-2)
15.UTSA (10-0)
16.Texas A&M (7-3)-5
17.Houston (9-1)
18.Iowa (8-2)+1
19.Wisconsin (7-3)+1
20.Pittsburgh (8-2)+5
21.Arkansas (7-3)NR
22.Louisiana (9-1)+2
23.San Diego State (9-1)NR
24.Utah (7-3)NR
25.North Carolina State (9-1)-4
*NR = Not ranked last week

Although the Bearcats are ranked in the top four, it’s the College Football Playoff rankings that determine the four teams that will compete for the FBS national title. Released on Tuesdays, the most recent rankings have OSU at No. 4 and Cincinnati at No. 5.