Of course, we knew it was coming after Michigan completely dominated Ohio State in the second half of The Game on Saturday, but the Buckeyes have dropped in the latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.
The Buckeyes couldn’t stop the running game of the Wolverines, and it ended up being their downfall in the latest run to a Big Ten title and appearance in the College Football Playoff. OSU didn’t drop too terribly far though, still showing in the top ten at No. 7.
Coming in ahead of OSU are Georgia (1), Alabama (2), Michigan (3), Cincinnati (4), Oklahoma State (5), and Notre Dame (6). Behind the Buckeyes, rounding out the top ten are Ole Miss (8), Baylor (9), and Oregon (10).
Ohio State will now sit at home and wait its fate after all the conference championship games are complete. The Bucks should still be in line for a New Year’s Six bowl, potentially the Rose Bowl, but we’ll wait to see how it all plays out.
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Schools Dropped Out
No. 18 Wisconsin; No. 20 Texas-San Antonio.
Others Receiving Votes
Wisconsin 100; Texas-San Antonio 36; Appalachian State 30; Air Force 16; Minnesota 13; Purdue 11; Utah State 8; Coastal Carolina 8; Penn State 5; UCLA 3; Fresno State 3; Mississippi State 2.