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Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud throws while being pressured by Notre Dame safety DJ Brown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Big Ten Teams Move in the Rankings

Week two of the AP top-25 was released Tuesday, and here is how the Big Ten is fairing in the rankings.

Ohio State

The Buckeyes came into this season ranked No. 2 behind Alabama. After a 21-10 victory over then-ranked No. 5 Notre Dame, Ohio State moved down to No. 3 after Georgia jumped to No. 2. The introduction of Jim Knowles showed against the Irish as the Buckeye defense only allowed 253 yards of total offense. Defensive tackle Michael Hall Jr. highlighted their defense.

The team is set to take on Arkansas St. on Saturday.

Michigan Enters Top Five

The Wolverines started off rolling against Colorado St. on Saturday. Because of their 51-7 victory, Michigan has gone up four spots from No. 8 to No. 4. Both sides of the ball were rolling for the Wolverines as they recorded over 4oo yards of offense and seven sacks on defense.

Michigan looks to continue their hot start, hosting Hawaii on Saturday in the Big House.

Michigan State

The Spartans go into this weekend ranked No. 14. They opened up their campaign against Western Michigan and won 35-13. Michigan State’s defense was a little spotty as they gave up 334 yards of offense, but forced two turnovers in the win.

There were minimum problems on offense, as they put up 430 total yards and five touchdowns. Akron is the next Spartans opponent as they look to move to 2-0.


Wisconsin dropped one spot from last week as they come in at No. 19 after their 38-0 victory over Illinois State.

The Badgers put up 440 yards of offense including 221 yards on the ground. The defense, in addition to putting up a shutout, had two interceptions and four sacks.

Wisconsin looks for another dominating win against Washington State on Saturday.

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