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Poll Watch: Ohio State doesn’t move after season-opening win

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Ryan Day and Ohio State stayed at No. 5 in the latest Coaches Poll. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Poll Watch: Ohio State doesn’t move after season-opening win

COLUMBUS — After comfortably beating Florida Atlantic to open the season, Ohio State remains as the No. 5 team in the country.

In the latest Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Tuesday, Ohio State still find itself on the outside of the College Football Playoff. But the Buckeyes are squarely in the mix just outside of the top-four spots as decided this week by the voters. Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma round out the top five, all ahead of Ohio State.

Ohio State’s next opponent, Cincinnati, didn’t crack the top 25, but the Bearcats earned 49 points in the poll and nearly found themselves in this week’s rankings.

Don’t think that means the Buckeyes will take the Bearcats lightly, though.

“We’ve got a really good team coming in here next week who is well coached,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. “You guys know Luke [Fickell] and those guys are going to be prepared, so we have our hands full. But the good news is we have a lot to learn from [Florida Atlantic].”

None of the Big Ten’s ranked teams lost during the first week of the season, so the conference still has seven ranked teams heading into the second week. Ohio State will play five of the six other ranked teams in the Big Ten.

Week Two Coaches Poll (Sept. 3)

No. 1 Clemson

No. 2 Alabama

No. 3 Georgia

No. 4 Oklahoma

No. 5 Ohio State

No. 6 LSU

No. 7 Michigan

No. 8 Notre Dame

No. 9 Texas

No. 10 Florida

No. 11 Texas A&M

No. 12 Washington

No. 13 Auburn

No. 14 Penn State

No. 15 Utah

No. 16 Wisconsin

No. 17 UCF

No. 18 Oregon

No. 19 Iowa

No. 20 Michigan State

No. 21 Washington State

No. 22 Syracuse

No. 23 Stanford

No. 24 Boise State

No. 25 Nebraska

Week Two AP Poll (Sept. 3)

No. 1 Clemson

No. 2 Alabama

No. 3 Georgia

No. 4 Oklahoma

No. 5 Ohio State

No. 6 LSU

No. 7 Michigan

No. 8 Notre Dame

No. 9 Texas

No. 10 Auburn

No. 11 Florida

No. 12 Texas A&M

No. 13 Utah

No. 14 Washington

No. 15 Penn State

No. 16 Oregon

No. 17 Wisconsin

No. 18 UCF

No. 19 Michigan State

No. 20 Iowa

No. 21 Syracuse

No. 22 Washington State

No. 23 Stanford

No. 24 Boise State

No. 25 Nebraska

Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his second 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.