Ohio State drops from No. 2 to No. 11 in post-Week 8 AP poll

Urban Meyer watches during the first half of Ohio State’s loss to Purdue. (AP)
Urban Meyer watches during the first half of Ohio State’s loss to Purdue. (AP)

Ohio State’s blowout loss to Purdue led to a nine-spot drop in Sunday’s AP top 25.

The Buckeyes lost 49-20 to the Boilermakers and fell from No. 2 to No. 11. Clemson moves up to No. 2 in Ohio State’s place and is followed by Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan. Yes, Alabama is at No. 1 as has been customary for the entirety of the season.

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Washington State moved up to No. 14 after beating Oregon at home. The Ducks fell to No. 19. Washington State is the highest-ranked team in the Pac-12.

LSU easily dispatched Misssissippi State on Saturday while Michigan beat Michigan State. Notre Dame was off on Saturday and Alabama blew out Tennessee.


1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Notre Dame
4. LSU
5. Michigan
6. Texas
7. Georgia
8. Oklahoma
9. Florida
10. Central Florida
11. Ohio State
12. Kentucky
13. West Virginia
14. Washington State
15. Washington
16. Texas A&M
17. Penn State
18. Iowa
19. Oregon
20. Wisconsin
21. South Florida
22. North Carolina State
23. Utah
24. Stanford
25. Appalachian State

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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