Buckeyes still among nation's best in Associated Press poll
Everything is still there for the taking.
Ohio State continued its unbeaten start with a 28-3 win against Illinois on Saturday to improve to 10-0. As a result, the Buckeyes retained their No. 2 spot in the latest Associated Press poll.
The Buckeyes lost their top spot for the first time last week to Clemson, but could be in shape to vault back into that No. 1 consideration next week. The long-awaited showdown against Michigan State will be Ohio State’s first top-25 matchup of the season.
Despite the fact that the B1G has six ranked teams, next Saturday mark just the third showdown between two of the conference’s top-25 squads. Those five other B1G ranked squads all improved their respective AP standing.
Iowa jumped up to No. 6, MSU moved all the way up to No. 9 while Michigan came in at No. 14, Northwestern rose to No. 20 and idle Wisconsin moved up to No. 21.
The Buckeyes will end the regular season with back-to-back showdowns against B1G East title contenders in Michigan State and Michigan. College GameDay will be on hand for the 3:30 p.m. ET in Columbus next week.