COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State football team was elevated to No. 4 in the second edition of the Amway Coaches Poll after shellacking Bowling Green, 77-10, in its season opener.
The Buckeyes were ranked No. 5 heading into the season, but moved up after Oklahoma last its first game of the year. The Sooners, who the Buckeyes face on Sept. 17, had been ranked No. 3 heading into the season.
The top two teams in the poll – Alabama and Clemson – stayed put while Florida State used a comeback win over Ole Miss to move up one spot to No. 3. Joining the Buckeyes in the poll out of the Big Ten was No. 6 Michigan, No. 8 Michigan State, No. 10 Iowa and No. 16 Wisconsin.
Houston, coached by former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman, used its Week 1 win to move up to No. 7 in the poll after previously being ranked 13th.
Ohio State is set to face Tulsa at home Saturday at 3:30 p.m.