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Ryan Day Asked If He Cares That Ohio State Isn't Ranked No. 1

A closeup of Ohio State football coach Ryan Day during an Ohio State football press conference during Big Ten Championship Week.

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 04: Offensive coordinator Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes answers a question during a press conference at Ohio State University on December 4, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. At the press conference head coach Urban Meyer announced his retirement and Day was announced as the next head coach. Meyer will continue to coach until after the Ohio State Buckeyes play in the Rose Bowl. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

The third-ranked Buckeyes have dominated their opponents this season. Plenty of national analysts are arguing Ohio State should be ranked No. 1 overall due to its impressive resume.

But OSU finds itself behind LSU and Alabama in the AP Top 25. Is that a concern for Ohio State head coach Ryan Day?

Day spoke to the media on Tuesday during his weekly presser. The Buckeyes' coach isn't worried about where his team is currently ranked at this point in the season.

"If you're No. 1 right now and you lose next week, you're not No. 1 anymore," Day said. "That's for everybody else to talk about. That has nothing to do with us right now. Doesn't mean anything. You don't get anything for being No. 1, 2 or 3 at this point in the year. You get it for the end of the season."

Quite the mature response from the Ohio State rookie head coach. Day is clearly focused on the team's next opponent rather than the Buckeyes' ranking.

You can watch the rest of Day's response in the video below.

Ohio State has a well-earned bye coming up this Saturday. The Buckeyes will then gear up for a tough November slate which includes Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State and Michigan.

If OSU can go 4-0 to finish the regular season, it'll find itself undefeated heading into the Big Ten title game.