In his first season as head coach, Ryan Day has led Ohio State to a 13-0 record and the Big Ten title. A date with Clemson in the College Football Playoff awaits.
In addition to taking over the coaching reins from Urban Meyer, Day inherited Meyer’s ballot in the Amway Coaches Poll. Day cast his final ballot of the season over the weekend.
Not surprisingly, he had Ohio State at No. 1, followed by LSU. The College Football Playoff committee disagreed, naming the Tigers as the top seed in the upcoming tournament.
Day put two more Big Ten teams in his top 10, while slotting Florida, Auburn and Alabama just outside of it.
Here is Day’s full ballot:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Boise State
- Appalachian State
- Southern California
- Oklahoma State
Day and the Buckeyes will face Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl at 8 p.m. ET on December 28. ESPN will broadcast the action.
Clemson is 3-0 against Ohio State all-time, including a 31-0 win the 2016 College Football Playoff.