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Ohio Football Enters USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 23

Tyler Tettleton

Oct. 21, 2012

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University football team (7-0; 3-0 MAC) cracked into the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 23 and moved up to No. 23 in the Associated Press Poll. The Bobcats are now ranked in both college football polls.

The Bobcats have never been in both Top 25 polls. The Coaches' Poll began in 1991.

Ohio cracked into the Top 25 in the AP poll after it defeated Akron 34-28 on Oct. 13 at Peden Stadium. The Bobcats' 7-0 mark is also their best start to a season since 1968 when the squad opened the year 10-0.

Ohio opened the year by picking up a 24-14 win at Penn State and then reeled off victories over New Mexico State, Marshall, Norfolk State, Massachusetts, Buffalo and Akron.

Ohio returns to action on Oct. 27 at Miami for the Battle of the Bricks. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and can be seen on SportsTime Ohio/ESPN Game Plan/ESPN3.