Sunday, September 27, 2009

OSU UP TO NO. 9 IN AP, USA TODAY POLLS; NO. 8 IN FIRST HARRIS POLL

Photo by Darla Dunkle-Hudnell

Ohio State moved up to No. 9 in both the Associated Press and USA Today (coaches) polls which were released Sunday. In the first Harris Interactive Poll — which is figured into the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula — the Buckeyes are ranked No. 8.

The Buckeyes, who recorded their second consecutive shutout with a 30-0 win over Illinois Saturday, moved up four spots in the AP poll and two spots in the USA Today.

The latest polls are listed below:

AP (first place votes)
1. Florida (55) 4-0
2. Texas (1) 4-0
3. Alabama (4) 4-0
4. LSU 4-0
5. Boise State 4-0
6. Virginia Tech 3-1
7. USC 3-1
8. Oklahoma 2-1
9. Ohio State 3-1
10. Cincinnati 4-0
11. TCU 3-0
12. Houston 3-0
13. Iowa 4-0
14. Oklahoma State 3-1
15. Penn State 3-1
16. Oregon 3-1
17. Miami (FL) 2-1
18. [tie] Kansas 4-0
18. [tie] Georgia 3-1
20. BYU 3-1
21. Mississippi 2-1
22. Michigan 4-0
23. Nebraska 3-1
24. California 3-1
25. Georgia Tech 3-1

USA Today (first place votes)
1. Florida (58) 4-0
2. Texas (1) 4-0
3. Alabama 4-0
4. LSU 4-0
5. Boise State 4-0
6. Virginia Tech 3-1
7. USC 3-1
8. Oklahoma 2-1
9. Ohio State 3-1
10. TCU 3-0
11. Cincinnati 4-0
12. Oklahoma State 3-1
13. Penn State 3-1
14. Georgia 3-1
15. Houston 3-0
16. Kansas 4-0
17. Iowa 4-0
18. Mississippi 2-1
19. California 3-1
20. Michigan 4-0
21. [tie] Miami (FL) 2-1
21. [tie] BYU 3-1
23. Missouri 4-0
24. Nebraska 3-1
25. Oregon 3-1

Harris Poll (first place votes)
1. Florida (99)
2. Texas (4)
3. Alabama (11)
4. LSU
5. Boise State
6. Virginia Tech
7. USC
8. Ohio State
9. Oklahoma
10. Cincinnati
11. TCU
12. Penn State
13. Houston
14. Iowa
15. Oklahoma
16. Kansas
17. Georgia
18. Mississippi
19. BYU
20. Michigan
21. California
22. Miami (FL)
23. Oregon
24. Nebraska
25. Missouri