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Buckeyes hold steady in latest polls after blowout win over Toledo

Spencer Holbrook09/18/22
Ohio State Marching Band by Matt Parker -- Lettermen Row --
Ohio State remained in the top five of the latest polls. (Matt Parker/Lettermen Row)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State can finally put its nonconference slate in the rearview mirror. It’s time for Big Ten play.

After romping Toledo to finish the out-of-conference portion of the schedule, the Buckeyes can now shift their focus to beating Wisconsin to open a new season of league play — with Ohio State not as the reigning Big Ten champ for the first time since 2017.

Ohio State will open Big Ten play with the No. 3 slot in the AP Poll for the third straight week, trailing only defending national runners-up Alabama and national champion Georgia. Michigan and Clemson rounded out the top five yet again.

Ohio State received one first-place vote after the win over Toledo, showing that there is still one pollster who thinks the Buckeyes could take down every other team in the country if they played right now.

The full AP Top 25 can be found below.

Week 4 AP Poll (Sept. 18)

1. Georgia

2. Alabama

3. Ohio State

4. Michigan

5. Clemson

6. Oklahoma

7. USC

8. Kentucky

9. Oklahoma State

10. Arkansas

11. Tennessee

12. North Carolina State

13. Utah

14. Penn State

15. Oregon

16. Ole Miss

17. Baylor

18. Washington

19. BYU

20. Florida

21. Wake Forest

22. Texas

23. Texas A&M

24. Pittsburgh

25. Miami

Ohio State countdown

Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin: 6 day away

Ohio State vs. Michigan: 69 days away

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