Joel Klatt continues to slide Ohio State down his rankings after Week 10

It seems nobody was impressed with Ohio State football’s struggles against a one-win Northwestern (1-7) team. It was a unique game with gusty wind and rain, but the Buckeyes couldn’t move the ball on the ground against a defense that was one of the worst units in the country at closing running lanes.

That might spell a wee bit of trouble for a little game scheduled for the weekend after Thanksgiving if things don’t change.

We’ll see how it all shakes out this week with the College Football Playoff rankings, but we’ve already gained some opinions on where Ohio State lands after this weekend, and one of those is Fox College Football’s Joel Klatt.

Klatt had Ohio State at the No. 1 slot as recent as two weeks ago but dropped the Buckeyes after their difficulties running the ball on the road at Penn State a week ago. That came on the heels of OSU struggling in the running game against Iowa. Now, with a third straight week of Ohio State struggling to get the rushing game cranked up, Klatt has dropped the Buckeyes further.

Even though Tennessee and Alabama lost, there are the positive results of Georgia, Michigan, LSU and Oregon to take into account. And … we’ll tell you now you will not like one of the teams Klatt elevated ahead of the scarlet and gray. At least there are a few weeks to still iron it all out.

Here are Joel Klatt’s top seven teams after another crazy Saturday of Week 10 in college football.

No. 7 - LSU Tigers

Sept. 17, 2022; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) runs the ball against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium. Scott Clause-USA TODAY Sports

Where Things Stand

Record | 6-2
Last Result | Won vs. Alabama, 32-31
Last Week’s Klatt Ranking | NR ()

 

No. 6 - Oregon Ducks

Sept. 17, 2022; Eugene; Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix (10) celebrates after a game against the Brigham Young Cougars at Autzen Stadium. Oregon won, 41-20. Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Where Things Stand

Record | 7-1
Last Result | Won at Colorado, 49-10
Last Week’s Klatt Ranking | No. 8 ()

 

No. 5 - Tennessee Volunteers

Oct. 22, 2022; Knoxville; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Jalin Hyatt (11) after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Where Things Stand

Record | 8-1
Last Result | Lost at Georgia, 27-13
Last Week’s Klatt Ranking | No. 1 ()

No. 4 - TCU Horned Frogs

Oct. 22, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan (15) scrambles abasing Kansas State Wildcats defensive end Brendan Mott (38) in the first quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Where Things Stand

Record | 9-0
Last Result | Won vs. Texas Tech, 34-24
Last Week’s Klatt Ranking | No. 5 ()

No. 3 - Ohio State Buckeyes

Nov. 5, 2022; Evanston, Illinois; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) takes a snap from offensive lineman Luke Wypler (53) during the second half of the NCAA football game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Ohio State won, 21-7. Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch

Where Things Stand

Record | 9-0
Last Result | Won at Northwestern, 21-7
Last Week’s Klatt Ranking | No. 2 ()

No. 2 - Michigan Wolverines

Michigan defenders take the field during Michigan’s 29-7 win over Michigan State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Ann Arbor. USA TODAY Sports

Where Things Stand

Record | 9-0
Last Result | Won at Rutgers, 52-17
Last Week’s Klatt Ranking | No. 4 ()

No. 1 - Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia Bulldogs running back Branson Robinson (22) celebrates with Georgia Bulldogs tight end Cade Brock (44) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Auburn and Georgia in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2022. News Joshua L Jones

Where Things Stand

Record | 9-0
Last Result | Won vs. Tennessee, 27-13
Last Week’s Klatt Ranking | No. 4 ()

NEXT … Joel Klatt’s rankings and Twitter thread

How Joel Klatt thinks the top teams stack up

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Story originally appeared on Buckeye Wire