Ohio State football falls in latest AP, coaches polls following loss to Oregon

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle Haskell Garrett (92) makes a tackle of Oregon Ducks running back Travis Dye (26) in the first quarter of their NCAA Division I game on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State's loss to Oregon dropped the Buckeyes six spots to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll and eight spots to No. 11 in the coaches’ poll.

It is the first time the Buckeyes have been ranked outside of the top-10 in either of the major polls since 2018 when they suffered a 49-20 loss at Purdue on Oct. 20, then dropping to No. 11 in the AP poll.

The Ducks, who handed Ohio State a 35-28 defeat on Saturday, got a boost from the victory, moving up to No. 4 in both polls. Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma are the consensus top-ranked teams.

Iowa is now the highest-ranked Big Ten team instead of Ohio State.

The Hawkeyes rose five spots to No. 5 in the AP poll and to No. 7 in the coaches' poll after beating in-state rival Iowa State.

Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at jkaufman@dispatch.com or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman

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