Originally written on Buckeye Empire  |  Last updated 10/27/14

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 12: Linebacker Etienne Sabino #6 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after stopping C.J. Gable #2 of the USC Trojans (not pictured) during the first quarter of the game at Ohio Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
  Urban Meyer and Etienne Sabino celebrate after Ohio State’s 17-16 win in East Lansing After bouncing up and down the last two weeks within college football’s Associated Press (AP) Poll, the Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0 B1G) have jumped back up two spots to #12 in country after their big conference win against then-20th ranked Michigan State (3-2, 0-1 B1G)  yesterday afternoon in East Lansing, MI. The Buckeyes, who at times struggled with lesser competition during their four-week non-conference portion of the 2012 schedule, had been dropped two weeks ago even after a victory over the Cal Golden Bears. This time around the voters rewarded the Bucks for their win, this one being on the road to a ranked opponent. Alabama remained in the top spot after their 33-14 win over SEC foe Ole Miss. The rest of the Top-5 rounded out this week with Oregon, Florida State, LSU and Georgia, respectively. The Big Ten Conference now has three teams in the Top-25 with Nebraska ranked 21st after their comeback win against Wisconsin last night and Northwestern (5-0, 1-0 B1G), making their first appearance of 2012 after their home victory against the Hoosiers, at 24th. Ohio State and Northwestern remain the only two overall unbeaten teams within the B1G, both at 5-0, while Nebraska, Iowa and Penn State join them as the only remaining unbeatens in conference play, all at 1-0. Here is the official release from the Associated Press:
NEW YORK — Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 and LSU slipped another spot in The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes for the first time this season. The Tigers had a second straight sketchy performance, this time against Towson, and dropped a spot for the second consecutive week. LSU won 38-22 at home against the FCS opponent Saturday night and is ranked No. 4 in the new media poll. Oregon remained No. 2 and Florida State moved past LSU to No. 3. After beating Stanford on Thursday, Washington moved into the rankings at No. 23. No. 24 Northwestern is ranked for the first time this season.
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