Ohio State drops in Associated Press poll
There was no way around it. Following the Buckeyes’ first loss of the season on Saturday against Michigan State, they were going to take a hit.
The only question was how big of a hit it would be.
Well, the Buckeyes are still in the top 10 of the latest Associated Press poll. But they dropped to No. 8 and now sit behind both Iowa and Michigan State.
The loss marked the first B1G regular-season defeat of the Urban Meyer era. It also snapped a 25-game winning streak dating back to Week 2 of 2014.
The Buckeyes were one of five B1G teams in the top 20. Iowa and Michigan State are now at No. 3 and No. 6, respectively, while Michigan moved up to No. 12 and Northwestern was slotted at No. 17.
OSU will have a chance to pick up its first win over a top-25 team this season when it travels to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan.