Ohio State continues its march up in latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

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The Ohio State football team continued to impress on Saturday with a clinic on offensive American football against the Maryland Terrapins. There’s still that loss against Oregon, but ever since Akron game, the Buckeyes have continued to improve and are looking more like the Ohio State team we expected to see early in the year.

Because of it, OSU continues to rise in the poll rankings, the latest of which came by way of the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. The Buckeyes rose to No. 7 last week and moved up one more spot to No. 6 after Week 6. Ahead of Ohio State is Georgia (1), Iowa (2), Oklahoma (3), Cincinnati (4), and Alabama (5). Rounding out the top ten below the Buckeyes are Michigan (7), Penn State (8), Michigan State (9), and Oregon (10).

The good news here is that Ohio State more than likely controls its own destiny. These rankings aren’t the ones that really matter, but with so many losses at the top, winning out in a tough Big Ten and being crowned champion would more than likely get OSU into the College Football Playoff easily.

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USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

Ranking

Team

1.

Georgia

2.

Iowa

3.

Oklahoma

4.

Cincinnati

5.

Alabama

6.

Ohio State

7.

Michigan

8.

Penn State

9.

Michigan State

10.

Oregon

11.

Kentucky

12.

Oklahoma State

13.

Notre Dame

14.

Ole Miss

15.

Coastal Carolina

16.

Ole Miss

17.

Florida

18.

Texas A&M

19.

Arkansas

20.

BYU

21.

NC State

22.

Arizona State

23.

SMU

24.

San Diego State

25.

Clemson

Schools Dropped Out

No. 19 Auburn; No. 23 Texas.

Others Receiving Votes

Auburn 98; Baylor 91; Texas 74; Pittsburgh 36; Texas-San Antonio 30; Mississippi State 18; Iowa State 18; Appalachian State 18; Boston College 11; Air Force 9; Tennessee 8; Liberty 8; Nevada 7; UL Lafayette 3; Houston 3; Fresno State 3; UCLA 1.

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