Facing An Uphill Climb
by JEFF RAPP / 10.1.14 / 10:00am
Ohio State inched up a couple spots in the latest Associated Press poll to No. 20 but the Buckeyes (3-1) are still looking up at Big Ten foes Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska: most of the SEC; Big 12 teams Oklahoma and Baylor; four Pac-12 teams; and two Independents -- oh, and top-ranked Florida State. At the outset of October, the road to a top-four and a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff looks lengthy.