Ohio State Moves up to 3rd in Coaches Poll, Stays 4th in AP
The Buckeyes bye week was this past weekend, which was an earlier bye week than normal, but they roll into October with a 4-0 record, and will face their 5th straight undefeated team this weekend at home against Maryland.
This weekend was a good weekend to be off, as a few of the outcomes helped the Buckeyes stay put, while others help clarify they overall playoff picture.
Notre Dane rebounded with their own last minute drive against Duke to win 21-14, and helped make the win against the Irish look stronger. Georgia needed to come back against Auburn with a large part due to the play of Brock Bowers making big plays in the 4th quarter, but the defending National Champions looked flawed. Michigan also went on the road for the first time this season, and steamrolled an ailing Nebraska team in a performance that shook up some of the AP voters first place ballots, and the Wolverines continue to look solid with a strong argument to be the best team at the moment. Penn State slept-walked through the first half against Northwestern, but covered the spread with some trickery in the 4th quarter. The Big Ten East looks to be the best division in football top to bottom.
Like the Buckeyes, Florida State benefited from the bye week and stayed in place for the AP, but switched places with Ohio State in the coaches poll.