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Poll Watch: Ohio State dominates, drops in rankings

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Ohio State fell in the latest polls. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Poll Watch: Ohio State dominates, drops in rankings

COLUMBUS — Despite a dominant performance on both sides of the ball, Ohio State dropped in the latest Amway Coaches Poll.

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

The Buckeyes, led by an offensive masterpiece from Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins, pounded Cincinnati series after series Saturday inside Ohio Stadium. Cincinnati’s offense was overmatched by Chase Young and the Ohio State defense, and the Buckeyes cruised to a 42-0 win.

“I thought that we got out to the 28-0 lead it was at halftime. It wasn’t as fast and furious, and then we had to regroup at halftime and then come and win the third quarter,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. “We talked about doing a great job coming out at halftime. And, but that was something we were emphasizing really all week because didn’t leave a great taste coming off the field last week. I thought we sustained it and finished it the right way this week.”

But hours after the Buckeyes sang Carmen Ohio and left the stadium, LSU beat Texas on the road, giving the Tigers a win that vaulted them over Ohio State and into the Top 5.

The drop in the rankings doesn’t carry much weight for Ohio State. It’s only Week Three. The Buckeyes still have ranked opponents to play, and each will give the Buckeyes a chance to possibly crack a spot in the College Football Playoff.

The full rankings can be found below.

Week Three Coaches Poll (Sept. 8)

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 Penn State

No. 12 Utah

No. 13 Texas

No. 14 Wisconsin

No. 15 Texas A&M

No. 16 Central Florida

No. 17 Oregon

No. 18 Iowa

No. 19 Michigan State

No. 20 Washington State

No. 21 Washington

No. 22 Boise State

No. 23 Mississippi State

No. 24 Southern California

No. 25 Maryland

Week Three Media Poll (Sept. 8)

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 Michigan

No. 11 Utah

No. 12 Texas

No. 13 Penn State

No. 14 Wisconsin

No. 15 Oregon

No. 16 Texas A&M

No. 17 Central Florida

No. 18 Michigan State

No. 19 Iowa

No. 20 Washington State

No. 21 Maryland

No. 22 Boise State

No. 23 Washington

No. 24 Southern Cal

No. 25 Virginia

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5 SEC teams in the top 9! What a joke.

And A&M and Texas lose, one decisively with an inept offense and the other giving up 45 pts at home,and both barely budge in the polls. It’s like losing to an SEC team or Clemson doesn’t really count as a loss.

Jeff
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The Hate is real folks

Steven Borysiak
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It’s more like an SEC love fest. I’m so sick of it.

Craig
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We might as well forget about ESPNS championship sec only patty. My self i wont watch there love affair with sec oh and Oklahoma the other bowls are enough.SEC love your football ACC too but ESPN tears everything apart they even tried to kill the NFL. Thank god for Jerry and Robert

George
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The ACC has one ranked team. Is Clemson great? Yes, but c’mon they can play 80 guys every Saturday with that schedule. Maybe they’ll become complacent come DEC after beating every ACC opponent by 30pts.

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IMO polls shouldn’t even come out until week 5 or 6….LSU looked good beating Texas, however Texas is was ranked highly and that may/may not be warranted thus LSU moving up may/may not be warranted. LSU did give up 38 points….Texas may end up mediocre and you gave up 38 to a mediocre team, again, this may not be the case but there are too many unknowns this early and these wins/losses against good/bad teams early is just too big of an unknown until there are 5 or 6 games under their belts. just my 2 cents.

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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