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College Football Polls Ohio Michigan State are number one and two in the AP

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The demise of the B1G has been greatly exaggerated. For years people have pointed at the "shifting demographics" of the nation and drew the conclusion that the North East and Upper Mid-West were dying so the B1G would recede with it.

Well OSU won the title last season and they along with Michigan State occupy the one and two spot this week. Granted Northern Illinois made the Buckeye's look very mortal but right now it seems Ohio State and Michigan State control their own destiny for a top spot in the College football playoff.

AP Coaches Massey
1 Ohio State (42) Ohio State (61) Ohio State
2 Michigan State (7) TCU Alabama
3 TCU (tie) Michigan State (3) Georgia
4 Ole Miss (tie) (11) Baylor Ole Miss
5 Baylor Ole Miss Michigan State
6 Notre Dame Georgia TCU
7 Georgia Florida State Baylor
8 LSU (1) Notre Dame Florida State
10 Florida State Clemson LSU
11 Clemson UCLA Notre Dame
12 Alabama Alabama Georgia Tech
13 Oregon Oregon Clemson
14 Texas A&M Oklahoma Oklahoma
15 Oklahoma Texas A&M Texas A&M
16 Arizona Arizona Oregon
17 Northwestern Utah USC
18 Utah USC Stanford
19 USC Northwestern Arizona
20 Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Utah
21 Stanford Wisconsin Wisconsin
22 Wisconsin Oklahoma State Northwestern
23 BYU Missouri Kansas State
24 Oklahoma State Stanford BYU
25 Missouri Auburn West Virginia