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Ohio Ranked No. 24 in the BCS Standings

Gerald Moore

Oct. 21, 2012

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University football team is ranked No. 24 in the Bowl Championship Series Standings. The announcement was made Sunday night on ESPN.

The Bobcats moved into the Top 25 of the BCS Standings for the first time in school history after they received a ranking of No. 23 in both Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' Poll Sunday afternoon.

Ohio has never been ranked in the Top 25 of the BCS Standings, AP Poll and USA Today Coaches' Poll at the same time. The BCS Standings were established in 1998.

The Bobcats' 7-0 mark is also their best start to a season since 1968 when the squad opened the year 10-0. Ohio is currently in the midst of an eight-game winning streak that dates back to last season. It is also the Bobcats' longest winning streak since 1968.

Ohio opened the 2012 season 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.