The Ohio State Buckeyes couldn't have positioned themselves much better to begin the grueling nine-game Big Ten schedule: Three no-doubt wins, including a rout of Oklahoma in a marquee Saturday night game. Stars emerging on both sides of the ball. Now a week off to nurse the bumps and bruises.
The Buckeyes moved up to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 Poll following their 45-24 win in Norman and Louisville's blowout of previous No. 2 Florida State.
Their Big Ten schedule opens with home games against Rutgers and Indiana before they travel to Madison to face Wisconsin on Oct. 15. The Badgers, 3-0 and No. 11 in the AP poll this week, upset LSU in their opening game.