Ohio State finally moves up in latest USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll

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After two weeks of looking somewhat challenged on offense, the Ohio State football team scored points in bunches against Purdue on Saturday. The defense may have looked a little suspect, but the Buckeyes did enough to show the nation and voters that they’re a team to reckon with.

The voters in the latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll also agree, moving OSU up a spot to No. 4 after Ohio State had been stuck at No. 5 for three weeks. It’s a modest jump and probably has more to do with the Oklahoma loss than anything, but it’s clear the Buckeyes are on the move.

Still in front of OSU Georgia (1), Alabama (2), and Cincinnati (3). Rounding out the top ten behind Ohio State are Oregon (5), Notre Dame (6), Michigan (7), Michigan State (8), Oklahoma State, and Ole Miss.

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USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

Ranking

Team

1.

Georgia

2.

Alabama

3.

Cincinnati

4.

Ohio State

5.

Oregon

6.

Notre Dame

7.

Michigan

8.

Michigan State

9.

Oklahoma State

10.

Ole Miss

11.

Oklahoma

12.

Wake Forest

13.

Baylor

14.

Iowa

15.

BYU

16.

Texas A&M

17.

Houston

18.

Texas-San Antonio

19.

Pittsburgh

20.

Wisconsin

21.

UL Lafayette

22.

Arkansas

23.

San Diego State

24.

NC State

25.

Utah

Schools Dropped Out

No. 20 Auburn; No. 21 Coastal Carolina; No. 23 Penn State.

Others Receiving Votes

Kentucky 113; Southern Methodist 45; Coastal Carolina 34; Appalachian State 31; Mississippi State 26; Penn State 20; Auburn 18; Utah State 9; Purdue 7; Louisville 5; Kansas State 4; Fresno State 4; Clemson 4; Arizona State 2.

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