Ohio State football holds at No. 6 in Associated Press poll; Clemson No. 1: College rankings

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football’s recognition in the Associated Press Top 25 college football rankings remains stagnant as the Buckeyes count down toward the beginning of their season.

Ohio State received two first-place votes — half of last week’s total — and remained No. 6 in the AP poll. No. 1 Clemson received 52 first-place votes and No. 2 Alabama received the other eight.

Both of those teams are already playing games, while the Big Ten does not begin games until Oct. 24. Some voters have declined to vote for teams whose seasons have not yet begun.

The Buckeyes were only 17 points ahead of No. 7 Miami, which plays at Clemson on Saturday.

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Other Big Ten teams in the poll include No. 9 Penn State, No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 20 Michigan and No. 25 Minnesota. The Buckeyes play at Penn State on Oct. 31 and play host to Michigan for the regular-season finale on Dec. 12.

Rank Team (1st votes) W-L Pts Prev
1. Clemson (52) 3-0 1,536 1
2. Alabama (8) 2-0 1,488 2
3. Georgia 2-0 1,380 4
4. Florida 2-0 1,340 3
5. Notre Dame 2-0 1,239 5
6. Ohio State (2) 0-0 1,165 6
7. Miami 3-0 1,148 8
8. North Carolina 2-0 944 12
9. Penn State 0-0 935 10
10. Oklahoma State 3-0 919 17
11. Cincinnati 3-0 895 15
12. Oregon 0-0 786 14
13. Auburn 1-1 731 7
14. Tennessee 2-0 717 21
15. BYU 3-0 661 22
16. Wisconsin 0-0 619 19
17. LSU 1-1 478 20
18. SMU 4-0 393 NR
19. Virginia Tech 2-0 391 NR
20. Michigan 0-0 350 23
21. Texas A&M 1-1 330 13
22. Texas 2-1 228 9
23. Louisiana 3-0 216 NR
24. Iowa State 2-1 215 NR
25. Minnesota 0-0 145 NR

Others receiving votes: Kansas State 142, USC 115, Mississippi State 112, UCF 112, TCU 97, Marshall 49, Tulsa 46, Utah 30, Iowa 26, Coastal Carolina 25, Oklahoma 20, North Carolina State 18, Ole Miss 18, UAB 15, Army 14, West Virginia 13, Memphis 12, Arkansas 11, Pittsburgh 7, Virginia 5, Arizona State 5, Washington 4, Air Force 4, Indiana 1

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