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Buckeyes' historic run in AP poll ends

9/18/2011

The past few months have brought several major changes to the Ohio State program, and unfortunately for the Buckeyes, another arrived Sunday.

Ohio State doesn't appear in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll, its first absence in nearly seven years, which marked the longest streak in the country. The Buckeyes had been ranked in 103 consecutive Top 25 polls since last being left out on Nov. 20, 2004.

Ohio State received only 16 votes in the poll after its 24-6 loss to Miami.

Michigan State also fell out of the AP Poll, while both Michigan and Illinois entered the rankings.

Here's where the Big Ten teams stack up in the rankings (last week's ranking in parentheses):

AP Poll

No. 6 Wisconsin (7)

No. 9 Nebraska (11)

No. 22 Michigan (NR)

No. 24 Illinois (NR)

Coaches' Poll

No. 7 Wisconsin (8)

No. 9 Nebraska (10)

No. 21 Michigan (NR)

No. 23 Michigan State (15)

Michigan State is the top team among those also receiving votes in the AP Poll.