Ohio State is the clear flagship program in the Buckeye State, and Urban Meyer's squad doesn't really have an in-state rival, either.
If the Buckeyes did have one, it'd probably be Cincinnati, the second-best program in Ohio, though OSU doesn't play the Bearcats or any in-state team on an annual basis, so somewhat of a rivalry is never going to develop until that changes.
Ohio State hosts Cincinnati this Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes and Bearcats are teams made up of many players from Ohio (OSU has 75, Cincinnati has 46). Cincinnati doesn't spend much time going up against Ohio State on the recruiting trail, though.
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Ohio State had the No. 3 class in the country in 2014, according to 247 Sports Composite Rankings, while Cincinnati had the No. 64 class.
The Buckeyes and Bearcats are set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. E.T. Saturday. The game will be broadcast on BTN.