Ohio State tops Coaches Poll
For the fourth straight week during the regular season, the Buckeyes found themselves atop the Coaches Poll.
The Buckeyes retained their No. 1 ranking after getting back on track with a 38-12 victory against Central Michigan on Saturday in Columbus. Ohio State received 61 of the possible 64 first-place votes.
It was the most productive offensive output for Ohio State since its opening 42-24 victory against Virginia Tech. Leading that effort was Cardale Jones, who threw for a career-high 288 yards and two touchdown passes while Ezekiel Elliott had his ninth straight 100-yard game.
Raekwon McMillan and Joshua Perry also combined for 29 tackles in the winning effort.
The Buckeyes are currently riding a 17-game winning streak, which is the longest active mark in the country. Behind Ohio State was Michigan State, which earned its first No. 2 ranking in the Coaches Poll after receiving two first-place votes.
Northwestern and Wisconsin also cracked the Coaches Poll at No. 17 and No. 18, respectively.
Ohio State will kick off conference play with a battle of undefeated teams when it travels to Bloomington to take on Indiana.