Buckeyes Ranked No. 5 in AP Preseason Poll

Ohio State Football Ohio Stadium

The Associated Press released its 2019 preseason college football poll Monday, and the Buckeyes are back near the top of the rankings.

OSU checks in at No. 5, behind only defending national champion Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma.

The rest of the top-10 includes No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Michigan, No. 8 Florida, No. 9 Notre Dame, and No. 10 Texas.

Penn State is ranked 15th, Michigan State is 18th, Wisconsin is 19th, Iowa is 20th, and Nebraska is 24th, despite coming off of a 4-8 season.

Other Big Ten teams and 2019 Buckeye opponents appeared in the “Others Receiving Votes” section including Northwestern, Cincinnati, and Minnesota.

It’s the first time Clemson has ever been ranked atop the preseason AP poll.

The Tigers received 52 of the 62 possible first-place votes. Alabama got the other 10.

You can find the full top-25 poll below.

1. Clemson (52)
2. Alabama (10)
3. Georgia
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State
6. LSU
7. Michigan
8. Florida
9. Notre Dame
10. Texas
11. Oregon
12. Texas A&M
13. Washington
14. Utah
15. Penn State
16. Auburn
17. UCF
18. Michigan State
19. Wisconsin
20. Iowa
21. Iowa State
22. Syracuse
23. Washington State
24. Nebraska
25. Stanford

3 Responses

  1. Then why are they ranked #5 after losing the head coach, record setting QB and #2 draft pick? I believe(know) the real reason is because they STRUGGLE against weak opponents….often. Oh yeah, and lose a game to another weak, lesser opponent.

    1. Previous comment was a response to Dallas Buckeye comment.

  2. again, look for the (nonsense) poll-screwing and plummet to soon commence, starting perhaps this weekend with fla should/when they drop miami fla. even if bucks throttle fla-at and cinci (btw, the latter isn’t going to happen by any stretch) by a combined 80 pts, they will still drop below tx-lsu winner, and on and on we go. just the way it is, and certainly the cfp isn’t going to help. been there, done that….

Comments are closed.