ESPN’s SP+ has awarded Ohio State the top spot after a dominant 63-10 win over Western Kentucky.

ESPN’s SP+ rating is a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency. ESPN’s Bill Connelly updates the rankings at the end of every week.

The Buckeyes were No. 1 in the rankings with a rating of 30.3. The offense earned a 43.1 rating, which was No. 4 overall, and the defense earned a 12.8 rating, which was No. 5 overall.

Georgia, which was No. 1 last week, fell to No. 2 after a slow start against South Carolina on Saturday. The Bulldogs had a 28.9 rating, posting the 12th-best offense and the 3rd-best defense.

Michigan was in the No. 3 spot with a 28.2 rating and Notre Dame and USC rounded out the top-5 with ratings of 26.4 and 25.3 respectively.

As for Ohio State, the Buckeyes maintain solid national championship odds after a 3-0 start to the season and a solidified QB spot with Kyle McCord. Interested fans can use our BetMGM Ohio promo code to get in on the action.

Next Saturday, Ohio State will take on Notre Dame for the Buckeyes first big test of the season. With Georgia and Michigan leading championship conversations, a win over the Irish could put Ohio State in that conversation as well.

But Notre Dame will be looking for a signature win of its own, so the game won’t be an easy one for the Buckeyes.