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College football rankings: Ohio State dispatches Penn State to stay atop polls

Maryland's next opponent just lost to Ohio State by more points than the Terps did.

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Maryland football's next opponent just suffered a similar fate as the Terps did in their last game, as Penn State lost to Ohio State 38-10 to keep the Buckeyes on top of this week's Coaches Poll and AP Top 25.

The top seven teams in the Coaches Poll remained unchanged. Michigan State stayed put at No. 7 in the Associated Press Poll and and No. 4 in the Coaches Poll after its ridiculous last-second victory over Michigan, who dropped four spots to No. 17.

Houston and possible Maryland head-coaching candidate Tom Herman made their debut in the poll at No. 22 after a 42-7 drubbing of Toledo.

Iowa moved up five spots after its 40-10 win over Northwestern, who dropped out of this week's poll completely. Ole Miss had the biggest falll, dropping 11 spots in both polls after losing to Memphis, who's led by another potential Maryland head-coaching candidate Justin Fuente. The Tigers made their debut in the AP Poll at No. 18.

Maryland will take on the Nittany Lions at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Be sure to keep an eye on this year's pregame handshake.

Coaches AP
1 Ohio State (45) Ohio State (28)
2 Baylor (12) Baylor (12)
3 TCU (4) Utah (16)
4 Michigan State TCU (3)
5 LSU (1) LSU (1)
6 Clemson Clemson (1)
7 Utah (1) Michigan State
8 Alabama Alabama
9 Florida State Florida State
10 Notre Dame Stanford
11 Stanford Notre Dame
12 Oklahoma State Iowa
13 Iowa Florida
14 Florida Oklahoma State
15 Oklahoma Texas A&M (T-15)
16 Texas A&M Michigan (T-15)
17 Memphis (T-17) Oklahoma
18 Michigan (T-17) Memphis
19 Cal Toledo
20 Toledo Cal
21 Duke Houson
22 Houston Temple
23 Ole Miss Duke
24 Temple Ole Miss
25 Georgia Pitt