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Poll Watch: Ohio State can’t gain ground despite blowout win

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Ohio State couldn't gain any ground in the latest rankings. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Poll Watch: Ohio State can’t gain ground despite blowout win

COLUMBUS — Another week, another Ohio State blowout win. Even after an impressive road performance, the Buckeyes made no progress when the latest Amway Coaches Poll was released Sunday afternoon.

Ohio State remains steady at No. 6 in the latest coaches poll, behind Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and LSU.

The Buckeyes, led by a dominant showing from bell-cow running back J.K. Dobbins and a stout defensive effort from Damon Arnette and the Silver Bullets, are rolling through three games.

“It was good to get a win on the road here, a Big Ten win,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. “It was one of those things we talked about all week, it was the next challenge for us. This was our third Noon game in a row. We had to come off to a quick start.”

Ohio State did what it needed to do. But the five teams ahead of the Buckeyes all took care of business, too. Three of the teams in front of Ohio State won on the road, so there was no movement at the top. There was no change in the Coaches Poll top 10 from last week.

As the coaches poll currently sits, the Buckeyes will face three ranked opponents in the regular season: No. 10 Michigan, No. 12 Penn State and No. 14 Wisconsin.

This week, the Buckeyes went on the road to Bloomington and came back to Columbus with a 51-10 beatdown of an overmatched Indiana team. Now, Ohio State will prepare for one final tune-up, against in-state Miami (Ohio) before hitting the road for its next true test, a Sept. 28 matchup against Nebraska in Lincoln.

The full rankings can be found below.

Week Four Coaches Poll (Sept. 15)

No. 1 Clemson

No. 2 Alabama

No. 3 Georgia

No. 4 Oklahoma

No. 5 LSU

No. 6 Ohio State

No. 7 Notre Dame

No. 8 Florida

No. 9 Auburn

No. 10 Michigan

No. 11 Utah

No. 12 Penn State

No. 13 Texas

No. 14 Wisconsin

No. 15 Texas A&M

No. 16 Central Florida

No. 17 Oregon

No. 18 Iowa

No. 19 Washington State

No. 20 Boise State

No. 21 Washington

No. 22 Virginia

No. 23 California

No. 24 Arizona State

No. 25 Kansas State

Week Four AP Poll (Sept. 15)

No. 1 Clemson

No. 2 Alabama

No. 3 Georgia

No. 4 LSU

No. 5 Oklahoma

No. 6 Ohio State

No. 7 Notre Dame

No. 8 Auburn

No. 9 Florida

No. 10 Utah

No. 11 Michigan

No. 12 Texas

t-No. 13 Wisconsin

t-No. 13 Penn State

No. 15 Central Florida

No. 16 Oregon

No. 17 Texas A&M

No. 18 Iowa

No. 19 Washington State

No. 20 Boise State

No. 21 Virginia

No. 22 Washington

No. 23 California

No. 24 Arizona State

No. 25 TCU

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Five SEC teams in the top ten? What a bunch of fazzbuggle!

Bryan Betts
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The polls really do not matter right now. All the Buckeyes need to do is win every week…… Personally, I do not see 2 teams getting in from the SEC this season. I believe that even a 1 loss Big 10 champ will be in this season. The ACC is weak, and Clemson may not play another ranked team all season, even in the ACC Title game. The Pac-12 is a joke, and Oklahoma is probably a shoe-in to win the Big 12..In a rare circumstance, I will be rooting for Georgia to beat Notre Dame next week to get… Read more »

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I suspect next week will be similar (should be, but that is why the game is played), and if their is movement, probably one spot. If we keep winning strongly, playoffs are on the horizon.

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jay tuck

Expected until we beat someone, too many question marks for the voters

Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A recent graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his first year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.

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