It wasn't pretty for Ohio State as it struggled on offense against a Northern Illinois team that came into Saturday's game as a 34.5-point underdog against the Buckeyes. But the defending champions pulled it out, 20-13, and remain the No. 1 team in the country - in both the Coaches' Poll and the AP Poll, which was just released. But the first-place votes are beginning to disperse.
With Alabama's loss to Ole Miss Saturday night, Michigan State jumped TCU and now sits in the No. 2 spot with with seven first-place votes. Ole Miss, after defeating the Tide, climbed the ladder all the way from the No. 15 spot, receiving 11 first-place votes in the process, and is now tied at No. 3 with TCU. Baylor rounds out the top-5.
After getting run over by Leonard Fournette and LSU, the Auburn Tigers dropped out of the top-25 completely, while Stanford, after defeating USC, climbed 20 spots from 41 to 21 to find itself back in the discussion.
Here is the poll in its entirety:
1. Ohio State
2. Michigan State
3. Ole Miss
6. Notre Dame
14. Texas A&M
20. Georgia Tech
24. Oklahoma State
You can check out last week's rankings here. What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?