It wouldn’t be a week in college football without 247Sports’ Josh Pate’s ranking spicing up fan bases.

The “JP Poll” featured 3 teams ranked inside the top 10. Ohio State remained steady at No. 3 for the 2nd week, while Michigan dropped from No. 4 to No. 5. Meanwhile, Penn State was one of the biggest risers, jumping 3 spots from No. 9 to No. 6.

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Ohio State took care of business in Columbus Saturday with a 77-21 victory over Toledo. Quarterback C.J. Stroud went 22-of-27 for 367 yards and 5 touchdowns while running back Dallan Hayden totaled 108 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Four different Buckeyes caught touchdowns, including Julian Fleming in his first game back from injury.


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The Wolverines remain one of college football’s top programs following their 59-0 win over UConn. Running back Blake Corum scored 5 touchdowns off 12 carries and rushed for 71 yards. Meanwhile, 7 different Wolverines completed a pass on Saturday for 273 yards and a touchdown.

The Nittany Lions had the toughest test of the 3 programs when they traveled to Jordan-Hare Stadium to take on Auburn. Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford diced up Auburn’s secondary with 174 yards, leading drive after drive into the end zone. While, freshman running back Nick Singleton carried on with his dominant campaign, rushing for 214 yards and 2 touchdowns off 10 carries.

Michigan State, which ranked 16th in the poll entering Week 3, dropped out of the top 20 following its shocking 39-28 loss to unranked Washington.

Pate’s rankings also featured 9 teams from the SEC, 4 teams from the Big 12, 2 Pac-12 teams, 1 team from ACC, and 1 team from AAC.