Urban Meyer‘s Ohio State Buckeyes, ranked 18th in the initial preseason Associated Press Poll three weeks ago and 14th last week, have moved up two more spots to 12th after their 31-16 win over the Central Florida Knights of Conference USA yesterday afternoon.
The Bucks were one of few B1G teams to post a decent performance yesterday, with the previously ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers and Wisconsin Badgers both losing to underdogs and the Michigan Wolverines barely getting past the Air Force Falcons in Ann Arbor.
Ohio State is now ranked only behind Michigan State for the highest ranked B1G team, who they meet in their B1G opener on September 29th. Sparty went on the road to play Central Michigan yesterday, winning 41-7 and moving their overall record to 2-0.
#17 Michigan is now the third and only other B1G team in the AP top-25 after Nebraska and Wisconsin both fell out after losses yesterday.
Here is the official release from the Associated Press, including a fun reference to That School Up North…
NEW YORK — Arkansas has taken the second-largest fall out of the AP college football poll, dropping from eighth to unranked after losing to Louisiana-Monroe.
The Razorbacks were upset 34-31 in overtime after losing quarterback Tyler Wilson to an injury. The only team to take a more drastic fall from the poll was Michigan in 2007. The Wolverines opened the season at No. 5 and dropped out after a Week 1 loss to Appalachian State.
Alabama remains No. 1. Southern California is No. 2, followed by LSU and Oregon. Florida State moved into a tie for fifth with Oklahoma. Georgia is No. 7.
Arkansas was one of four teams to drop out after losses, along with Nebraska, Wisconsin and Oklahoma State.
Moving in were UCLA, Tennessee, Arizona and BYU.
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