For the first time this season the Buckeyes will wake up on Monday and not be at the number one spot in the Top 25 AP Poll, as they have been overtaken by Clemson.
The Tigers now at the number one spot end Ohio State’s 10-week run at the top spot of the rankings. The defending national champion Buckeyes have been first since the preseason, when they became the first team to be a unanimous preseason No. 1 in the 79-year history of the AP rankings.
It is the first time that Clemson is the top-ranked team in the AP Top 25 since the final poll of the 1981 season, when Clemson won its only national title.
Clemson beat Florida on Saturday, while the Buckeyes stayed unbeaten, but again were lackluster, topping Minnesota at home 28-14. Baylor defeated Kansas State 31-24 on Thursday night in Manhattan, Kansas.
LSU, TCU and Michigan State, Nos. 4-6 in the rankings last week, all lost on Saturday. The Tigers fell to Alabama 30-16, TCU lost to Oklahoma State 49-29 and Michigan State was stunned 39-38 on a controversial touchdown in the last minute of the game by Nebraska.
|Rk||Team (First-place votes)||Points||Previous|
|2||Ohio State (26)||1,460||1|
Others receiving votes: USC 104, BYU 35, Mississippi 22, Boise State 6, Texas A&M 6, Toledo 4, Western Kentucky 2, Washington State 2.