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Ohio State rises three spots to No. 2 in AP Top 25

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) scrambles out of the pocket during the third quarter of the NCAA football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

Michigan State Spartans At Ohio State Buckeyes Football
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) scrambles out of the pocket during the third quarter of the NCAA football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Michigan State Spartans At Ohio State Buckeyes Football

Ohio State‘s steamrolling of Michigan State prompted a rise to No. 2 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, released Sunday.

The 56-7 shellacking of the Spartans allowed the Buckeyes (10-1) to move up three spots in the poll.

Georgia (11-0) remains a unanimous No. 1 and can complete an unbeaten regular season by beating Georgia Tech (3-8) on Saturday.

Alabama (10-1) and Cincinnati (11-0) each dropped a spot and are ranked third and fourth, respectively.

Oregon (9-2) dropped from fourth to 11th after being dismantled 38-7 by Utah on Saturday night.

Notre Dame (10-1) is fifth, followed by Michigan. The Wolverines (10-1) host the Buckeyes on Saturday.

Oklahoma State (10-1) is seventh. Ole Miss (9-2), Baylor (9-2) and Oklahoma (10-1) round out the top 10.

Michigan State (9-2) dropped five spots to No. 12 after the loss to Ohio State.

BYU (9-2) sits in 13th, followed by Texas A&M (8-3) and UTSA (11-0).

The Utes (8-3) moved up eight spots to 16th after the rout of Oregon. Iowa (9-2), Wisconsin (8-3), Houston (10-1) and Pittsburgh (9-2) filled out the top 20.

Wake Forest (9-2) is No. 21 and San Diego State (10-1) is No. 22. Louisiana (10-1), North Carolina State (8-3) and Arkansas (7-4) round out the rankings.

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–Field Level Media