Buckeyes leaped by Notre Dame in latest polls

Spencer Holbrook10 months
Ohio State Buckeyes 2 By Birm-Lettermen Row
Ohio State is still in the College Football Playoff mix. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State did its part to impress coaches and voters.

After another blowout win, this time a 49-27 weird win over Rutgers, the Buckeyes are sitting at 3-0 and squarely in the mix for the College Football Playoff. But even after a third-straight double-digit win, Ohio State couldn’t gain any ground in the polls. Another blue-blood just had a better win.

The Buckeyes remained at No. 3 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll on Sunday. And although a team in front of the Buckeyes was defeated, Ohio State was leaped by Notre Dame. Alabama slid into the top spot in the poll. Notre Dame is now No. 2 after taking down Clemson in double overtime. The Fighting Irish are followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Florida. The Buckeyes received three first-place votes.

Ohio State isn’t worried about the rankings, especially in a year like this. The Buckeyes are just focused on what they can control after a 3-0 start.

“Any win this year, any conference win, is a good win,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said after the win Saturday night. “There are a lot of good things out there, so it’s not like we’re going to sit here and talk about all the bad things. That was a good conference win, we’re 3-0, we’re playing good football, lot of good players on the team, we came out really well in the first half. But we’re critical, that’s a good thing.

We want perfection and we’re working for greatness.”

The full poll can be found below.

Coaches Poll (Nov. 8)

No. 1 – Alabama

No. 2 – Notre Dame

No. 3 – Ohio State

No. 4 – Clemson

No. 5 – Florida

No. 6 – Texas A&M

No. 7 – Cincinnati

No. 8 – BYU

No. 9 – Miami (FL)

No. 10 – Indiana

No. 11 – Georgia

No. 12 – Oregon

No. 13 – Oklahoma State

No. 14 – Wisconsin

No. 15 – Marshall

No. 16 – Iowa State

No. 17 – Coastal Carolina

No. 18 – Oklahoma

No. 19 – SMU

No. 20 – Southern California

No. 21 – Auburn

No. 22 – Liberty

No. 23 – Northwestern

No. 24 – Texas

No. 25 – Army

AP Poll (Nov. 8)

No. 1 – Alabama

No. 2 – Notre Dame

No. 3 – Ohio State

No. 4 – Clemson

No. 5 – Texas A&M

No. 6 – Florida

No. 7 – Cincinnati

No. 8 – BYU

No. 9 – Miami (FL)

No. 10 – Indiana

No. 11 – Oregon

No. 12 – Georgia

No. 13 – Wisconsin

No. 14 – Oklahoma State

No. 15 – Coastal Carolina

No. 16 – Marshall

No. 17 – Iowa State

No. 18 – Oklahoma

No. 19 – SMU

No. 20 – Southern California

No. 21 – Texas

No. 22 – Liberty

No. 23 – Northwestern

No. 24 – Auburn

No. 25 – Louisiana-Lafayette