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)
3. Ohio State
9. Oklahoma State
12. North Carolina State
14. Penn State
16. Ole Miss
21. Wake Forest
23. Texas A&M
Ohio State countdown
Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin: 6 day away
Ohio State vs. Michigan: 69 days away
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