The Ohio State football team did what we all thought they would do when Akron came to town. The Buckeyes dominated in every facet of the game while playing many younger, inexperienced players. Several starters were out nursing injuries in preparation for the Big Ten slate.
The voters liked what they saw moving Ohio State up two spots in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll from No. 12 to No. 10 in the Week 4 rankings.
It was a wild week in college football with several teams falling and others squeaking by to victories. Texas A&M and Clemson both fell out of the top 10. Oregon jumped Oklahoma after the Sooners struggled with West Virginia.
The final USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll for the month of September certainly looks a lot different from the first one.
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Ohio State looks to continue its climb back up the polls as it travels to New Jersey to take on Rutgers next Saturday. Here’s a look at the rest of the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll Top 25.
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Schools Dropped Out
No. 14 Iowa State; No. 15 Wisconsin; No. 20 North Carolina.
Others Receiving Votes
Texas 101; Boston College 91; NC State 70; San Diego State 69; Maryland 59; Wisconsin 56; Southern Methodist 54; Virginia Tech 39; Louisiana State 36; Iowa State 31; Army 23; Arizona State 12; Texas-San Antonio 11; Liberty 11; North Carolina 10; Central Florida 9; Oregon State 7; UL Lafayette 3; Appalachian State 3; Louisville 2; Indiana 2; Wyoming 1.