The Big Ten’s top two teams continue to roll.
No matter what happened in Clemson-Louisville, though, things were going to stay the same. The Buckeyes have looked too good to be anything but No. 2. A Clemson win jumps it over Michigan to No. 3 and bumps Louisville back to No. 5.
Here’s where we see the Big Ten teams landing in the next AP Poll, set to come out Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Previous: No. 2
New: No. 2
The Buckeyes defense has given up two touchdowns all year. The offense has scored 45 points in each of its four games.
So Louisville nor Clemson have any business jumping Ohio State. The Buckeyes stay at No. 2 behind Alabama, which took care of business against Kentucky on Saturday.
Previous: No. 4
New: No. 4
Wisconsin exposed a few flaws in Michigan’s game on Saturday, but that Wolverines defense is for real.
The Wolverines will get jumped by Clemson after the Tigers beat Louisville 42-36. So they stay at No. 4.
Previous: No. 8
New: No. 11
The Badgers defense proved itself again, holding Michigan to just 14 points. The Wolverines had scored 45 points in each of its four games.
Wisconsin will actually jump No. 7 Stanford, which got blown out by No. 10 Washington on Friday, and stay ahead of No. 12 Florida State, which lost to UNC. But Texas A&M, Washington and Tennessee all jump the Badgers, putting them at No. 12.
It’s possible No. 14 Miami gets ahead of Wisconsin. It’s unlikely No. 13 Baylor does after escaping at Iowa State.
Previous: No. 15
New: No. 14
Nebraska will certainly jump Florida State. It’s only hope to get up to No. 13 is if Stanford drops from No. 7 to outside the top 15, but we don’t quite see that happening. The Huskers, unranked after Week 2, continues to climb after escaping an upset bid of Illinois.
Previous: No. 17
New: No. 25
Woof. The Spartans have played horribly outside of South Bend this year.
That continued Saturday, when they tied Indiana with a late score, then lost in overtime.
Crazy enough, five teams behind them in the AP Poll lost also (with Boise State pending). So for now, we’re going to say Michigan State just stays in the Top 25.
Maryland received two votes last week and will get a few more this week, but not nearly enough to crack the Top 25.